Common Ghanaian Expressions

"at all"   an emphatic no

"bush"   primitive; uncivilized

"chop"   food or to eat food

"dash"   gift or tip

"dear"   expensive (when used in the context of value of items)

"finished"   all gone

"I beg you"   please

"I'm coming" used when someone is leaving but will be back; or is on their way

"is true"   it is a fact

"it's all right"   it is enough/do not think much of it

"petrol"  or "fuel"   gasoline

"spoiled"   it is broken; doesn't work

"sorry"   not an apology but sorry that it happened

"sitting room"   living room/parlour

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