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32 Literal Translations Of Twi Words That Will Crack You Up


The Twi language is an interesting one with meanings of words quite different from their literal translations in English. Some may leave you in stitches.

Below are 32 objects/words whose literal translations will definitely crack you up.


1. Dadi Ponko – Metal Horse

Meaning: Bicycle

Rochas Okorocha on a bicycle

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2. Ahumatrofo – Lying Cable

Meaning: Telephone

phone

3. Obenfo – Cooked Person

Meaning: Doctor or Intelligent Person

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4. Obenfomapa – Properly Cooked Person

Meaning: Professor

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5. Bonsua – Hit Water

Meaning: Pail

pail

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6. Akukohwedie – Go Go Sugarcane

Meaning: Partridge

partridge

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7. Tiase3nam – Stay Sharp

Meaning: Chariots

chariot

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8. Wiemuhyenbea – Sky Machine Spot

Meaning: Airport

9. Denkyemboo – Crocodile Stones

Meaning: Diamonds

Round cut diamonds on black

10. Fem ngo – Ground Oil

Meaning: Crude oil

crude oil

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11. Tweredua – Writing Stick

Meaning: Pen

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12. Sakraman – Dance Dog

Meaning: Fox

13. Ayiwan – Remove Clear

Meaning: Blade

14. Aduane – Sow Shit

Meaning: Food

Image: AugustSecretsToyin/Foodace/Instagram

15. Kotodwe – Squat Nut

Meaning: Knee

16. Ntasuo – Twin Water

Meaning: Saliva

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saliva

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17. Dadesen – Metal How Much

Meaning: Cauldron

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18. Afuru Ponko – Stomach Horse

Meaning: Camel

camel

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19. Abrokyire – Wicked Behind

Meaning: Abroad

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20. Pesemenkumenya – I Want To Have It All

Greed/Greedy

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21. Mpampuro  – Sewing Squirrel

Meaning: Bamboo

bamboo

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22. Abeifo Nfidie – Witchcraft Machine

Meaning: Computer

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23. Nkukobuo – Chicken Respect

Meaning: Hen coop

hencoop

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24. Sika Kokoo – Red Money

Meaning: Gold

Images: Airport Informe

25. Korkorsakyi – Go Go Come Back

Meaning: Vulture

vulture

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26. Bosom Akutere – god lizard

Meaning: Chameleon

chameleon

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27. Wiemuhyen – Sky Machine

Meaning: Aeroplane

arik air plane

Image: HeraldNG

28. Nsuhyen – Water Machine

Meaning: Ship

takoradi biggest ship

29. Obroni – Wicked Person

Meaning: Whiteman

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30. Bobinsa – Fetch Some Alcohol

Meaning: Wine

Dowine.co.ke

31. Anigye – Collect Eye

Meaning: Happy

32. Nipa Dua – Human Tree

Meaning: Body

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