Dangme

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Dangme (Danbe, Ga-adangme, Ga-adangbe, Adangme, Adangbe) is one of the Ga-Dangme languages within the Kwa branch of the Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken in Greater Accra, in south-east Ghana.


Alphabets[edit]

ABCDEɛFGHIJKLMNOɔPQRSTUVWXYZ

Expressions[edit]

I suɔ mo. - I love you.

Mo tsumi. - Thank you.

I kpa mo pɛ. - Please.

Mo-hee-e! - Welcome.

Kusie. - I'm sorry.


si lafa - hundred times

sidi lafa - hundred cedis.


ligbi - day

otsi - week

lingmi - day before yesterday

hlami - month

lingmi hlami - last month

jeha - year

momo - allready

lolo - not yet

gble - never

bloonya se - after Christmas

gbidii - forever

mla - quickly

Osabu sisije - beginning of June

Osabu nyagbe - end of June

Koo ya lolo. - Don't go yet.


Je mi pee kusuu. - It's a cloudy day.

Diblii wo kpii. - It's very dark.

Afua wo. - It's misty.

Ahlabata be su ta. - The harmattan is near.

Pu da geii. - The sun is overhead.


I nga mo. - Good morning.

Mo he manye. - Good morning.

I haa mo. - Good afternoon.

I taa mo ama. - Good evening.

Mo hee-e! - Welcome!

Yaa ba! - Good bye. (to guest)

mo tsumi - thank you

Very well, thank you. - Saminya, mo tsumi.

I be he wami. - I'm not feeling well.

Ma na mo ekohu. - I shall see you again.

E hi kaa i na mo. - It's good to see you. ke aste o ke -what is your name(literally what do they call you)


yumu - black

bluu - blue

asla su - grey

ba mumu - green lazu - grey

tsutsu - red

huatahuata - spotted

futa - white



na ku - bull

adadee - cat

na yo - cow

gbe - dog

teji - donkey

apletsi - goat

kpotoo - pig

nya ka - crocodile

kpi - crass cutter

jata - lion

kua - monkey

aya - python

okpoe - rat

baasaki - scorpion

solue - squirrel

kolue - tortoise

hlami - turtle

ogbetee - wolf


titla - canary

agbaa - dove

kpakpahe - duck

klakumi - turkey

ako - parrot

kuakualabite - crow

oka - hawk

papalotsui - kite

patu - owl

otoklii - sparrow

okpoku - vulture

nga - weaver bird


sangmlekiti - millipede

ahua - snail

tatu - ant

sa ngmo - bed bug

hwo - bee

aga - crasshopper

anunu - house fly

gbesle - red ant

baba - termite

adondongmatsi - wasp


kaawi - crap

ma - herring

osa - shrimp

gbolue - shark



I nui sisi. - I don't understand it.

Mo de ekohu. - Say it again.

I li. - I don't know.


E susu ja. - She thinks so.

I susuu we ja. - I do not think so.

E ji ga womi kpakpa. - It's a good idea.


Jije o je? - Where do you come from?

I je Osudoku. - I come from Osudoku.

Jije o yaa? - Where are you going to?

I yaa we mi. - I am going home.


O muklii mi de fu? - Are you angry?

Ye mi mi fu. - I am angry.

I yi gbeye. - I am not afraid.

I hao. - I am worried.


Mo na tsui. - Be patient.

Koo pee basabasa. - Don't misbehave yourself.

Mo ko pia mi. - Don't blame me.


Awusabi ji mi. - I am an orphan.

E ji laami sane. - This is a secret.

E muklii sane. - She has had a miscarriage.

Waa je. - Let's go.

De o le mi? - Do you know me?

aloo - or

Ma he amadaa sau kake. - I want to buy a bunch of plantain.

I be Ga sue ma. - I shall not reach Accra early.

O be tikiti lo? - Don't you have a ticket?

Ni tsumi saisaa. - Any kind of work.

Wo klala duku futa a. - Take the white handkerchief.

Mo ko je ye he. - Don't leave me.

Links[edit]

Wikipedias definition:[ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adangme_language]