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Niger–Congo language spoken in southeastern Ghana and southern Togo
Areas where the Ewe language is spoken are shown in yellow.

Ewe (Èʋe or Èʋegbe) is a language spoken in parts of Ghana and Togo in the region of West Africa.

Pronunciation guideEdit

AlphabetsEdit

Aa /a/
Bb /b/
Dd /d/
Ɖɖ /ɖ/
Ee /e/,/ə/
Ɛɛ /ɛ/
Ff /f/
Ƒƒ /ɸ/
Gg /ɡ/
Ɣɣ /ɣ/
Hh /h/
Ii /i/
Kk /k/
Ll /l/
Mm /m/
Nn /n/
Ŋŋ /ŋ/
Oo /o/
Ɔɔ /ɔ/
Pp /p/
Rr /r/
Ss /s/
Tt /t/
Uu /u/
Vv /v/
Ʋʋ /β/
Ww /w/
Xx /x/
Yy /j/
Zz /z/


VowelsEdit

a e ɛ i o ɔ u

ConsonantsEdit

Bb Dd Ɖɖ Ff Ƒƒ Gg Ɣɣ Hh Kk Ll Mm Nn Ŋŋ Pp Rr Ss Tt Vv Ʋʋ Ww Xx Yy Z z

Common diphthongsEdit

dz, gb, kp, ny, ts,

Phrase listEdit

Some phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.

BasicsEdit

Welcome.
Woezɔ (wayzo)
Ok (response to welcome)
Yo
Hello.
Alekay
Response to hello
Miledzi (melujee)
How are you? 
Efɔa? (Ayfwa)
Yes am fine
E mɛfɔ (ay mayfo)
What is your name? 
Ŋkɔ wo de? (n-kɔ wo-day)
My name is ______ . 
ŋkɔ nyɛ enyɛ/ Nyɛ ŋkɔ enyɛ ______.
Nice to meet you. 
. ( )
Please. 
Mɛɖɛkuku.
Thanks. 
Akpɛ.
You're welcome/It's a pleasure
Mɛ suakpɛ o : . ( )
Yes. 
E. (ay)
No. 
Ao
Excuse me. (getting attention
Agoo. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
. ( )
I'm sorry. 
Babalo.
Goodbye ( I am going
Me dzo (mayjo)
We will meet again 
Mia ga do go
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]. ( [ ])
I'm learning Ɛʋɛgbɛ 
Mɛ lɛ ɛʋɛgbɛ srɔm
Do you speak English? 
Ɛdo na yevugbɛa?/Ɛdoa yevugbɛa (ah-doh-ny yeh-voo-bay?) Ɛsɛ yevugbɛa?
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
Amɛ adɛ do na yevugbɛ le afisia? ( ?)
Help me!
Xɔnam/Kpɛɖɛ nu nyɛ ! ( !)
Look out!
Kpɔ ɖá ! ( !)
Good morning. 
Ŋdi. (n-dee )
Good afternoon. 
Ŋdɔ. (n-doh)
Good evening. 
Fie. (fee-ay)
Good night (to sleep
za nɛnyo
I am going to bed/sleep 
Mɛ yina anyi mlɔfe
I don't understand. 
Nyɛ mɛ sɛ ɛgɔmɛo.: nyɛ mɛ sɛ egɔme o
Where is the toilet? 
Fika afɔdzi lɛ? ( Fee-kah a-foh-le day?): fikae afɔdzi dɛƒɛ lɛ?
fikae ŋgodo xɔ lɛ?
Foreigner/white person 
Yevu

ProblemsEdit

I am sick 
mɛdɔlɛm/mɛdzɛdɔ
Sickness 
dɔlɛlɛ
Hurt/Injured 
nuvɛviewɔm/mɛxɔabi (noo vah vee-ay wohm)

NumbersEdit

Zero 
dɛkɛ
One 
dɛka,ɖɛka,Ɖɛka
Two 
eve (ev-ee)
Three 
ɛtor, ɛtɔ̃
Four 
ene
Five 
ator, atɔ̃
Six 
adɛ
Seven 
andrɛ, adrɛ
Eight 
enyi
Nine 
ashieke (a-shee-kee), asieke
Ten 
ewo
Eleven 
wideke, wiɖeke
Twelve 
wieve
Thirteen 
wietor, wietɔ̃
Twenty 
blaeve
Twenty-One 
blave vor deke, Blaeve-vɔ-ɖeke
Twenty-Two 
blave vor eve,Blaeve-vɔ-eve
Thirty 
bla etor, Blaetɔ̃
Thirty-One 
blator vor deka, Blaetɔ̃-vɔ-ɖeke
Forty 
bla ene, Blaene
Fifty 
bla ator, Blaatɔ̃
Sixty 
bla ade, Blaade
Seventy 
bla andre, Blaadre
Eighty 
bla enyi, Blaenyi
Ninety 
bla ashieke, Blaasieke
One Hundred 
alafa, Alafã

TimeEdit

Today 
egbe
Tomorrow
etso (etch-o)

Clock timeEdit

DurationEdit

DaysEdit

MONDAY 
DZOĐA
TUESDAY 
BLAĐA
WEDNESDAY 
KUĐA
THURSDAY 
YAWOĐA
FRIDAY 
FIĐA
SATURDAY 
MEMLIĐA
SUNDAY 
KWASIĐA

MonthsEdit

There are 13 months by Ewe peoples
1- Dzove → from 1st Jannuary to 28st Jannuary. ( 28 days )
2- Dzodze → from 29st Jannuary to 26st February.( 29 days )
3- Tedoxe → from 27st February to 26st March. ( 28 days or 29 days if February is 29 days )
4- Afɔfie → from 27st March to 23st April.( 28 days )
5- Dame → from 24st April to 21st May.( 28 days )
6- Masa → from 22st May to 18st June. ( 28 days )
7- Siamlɔm → from 19st June to 16st July. ( 28 days )
8- Deasiamime → from 17st July to 13st Auguste.( 28 days )
9- Anyonyo → from 14st Auguste to 10st September.( 28 days )
10- Kele → from 11st September to 8st October.( 28 days )
11- Adeamekpɔxe → from 9st October to 5st November.( 28 days )
12- Dzome → from 6st November to 3st December.( 28 days )
13- Ƒoave → from 4st December to 31st December.( 28 days )

Writing time and dateEdit

Colours---AmadedewoEdit

red, reddish
dzĩ̍é
green
dáma̍, gbemu

Yellow or Orange → Aŋtitsiɖiɖi Black → Yibɔ White → Ɣee or Ɣie Blue → Blɔ

TransportationEdit

Bus and trainEdit

DirectionsEdit

TaxiEdit

LodgingEdit

MoneyEdit

Money 
Ga
How much? 
Ho neni? (Hoh neh-nee)

EatingEdit

Food 
nududu, Nuɖuɖu
Cooking
nudada, Nuɖaɖa
Breakfast 
ndi nududu, ŋdi nuɖuɖu
Lunch 
ndor nududu, ŋdɔ nuɖuɖu
Dinner 
fie nududu, fiɛnyi nuɖuɖu
Water 
etsi (etch-ee), etsi
Milk
Nyinotsi
Tea 
tí (tea) Ti
Plantain (Banana)
akodu
Bread
abolo
Pineapple 
atortor (a-toh-toh)
Mango 
mango
Coconut 
ené
Papaya (paw paw
adiba
Tomato 
tomato, Timati
Maize 
ebli, Bli
Meat
La
Rice 
morlu, Mɔlu
Fish 
ndonui, Akpa, tomela
Chicken 
kloklo, Koklo
Egg 
kloklodzi (klo-klo-jee), Koklozi
Beans 
ayi
Stew 
tadi, Atadi
Soup 
detsi (dech-ee)
Bread 
aboloo/ yevubolo
Onion : Sabala

BarsEdit

ahazdraƒe

ShoppingEdit

Market 
asime (ah-see-may)
I want (a) _______ 
Medje ______ (meh-jee _______)
I have (a) _______ 
________ le asinye (________ luh ah seen yah)
Sell 
nudzra (noo-jra)→ Ŋudzadzra
Buy 
nupeple (noo-pay-play)→ Ŋuƒeƒle

To buy → Ƒle ŋu

To sell → Dzra ŋu
BOOK →Agbale

DrivingEdit

Road 
eʋumɔ
Car 
eʋuvi

AuthorityEdit

Government 
dzidudu (jee-doo-doo), Dziɖuɖu

Animals and InsectsEdit

Bird 
Xe (heh)
Lizard 
adoglo
Mouse 
afi
Goat 
Gbɔ
Cow 
nyi
Cat 
dadi
Dog 
avu
Monkey 
kese
Elephant 
atsiglini, Atsiglinyi
Crocodile 
alo, Lo
Bee 
anyi
Mosquito 
amu, Mu
Housefly 
tagbatsutsu ( tag-bah choo choo)
Butterfly 
kpakpaluhɔe (k-pak-paw-hoo-ay)
Tse Tse Fly 
togbato
Ant 
Anyidi
Termite
Baba
sheep 
a̍lẽ́

Learning moreEdit

mobile phone

kaƒomɔ

Phone number

kaƒo dzesi

medicine

atike

soap

dzale

Hospital

dɔyɔƒe/ kɔdzi

Rice

mɔlu

Christmas blonya

Merry Christmas to you

ƒenawo

Happy new year to you

ƒe yeye nawo

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