What's Cooking?

Video Introduction

Watch the video and see Michif in use in the kitchen. Michif is not just a language but it was a way of life and it was used in all parts of people’s lives. Enjoy the video and see how we once talked together as we cooked and prepared meals together.


0:43 Minutes, 1.44 MB

Vocabulary

There are so many words related to cooking. Here are number of them to help you begin to recognize food names in Michif. Listen to the words and repeat them yourself. Listen for the pronunciation and practice. The next time you are having dinner or making dinner try to think about what you are doing in Michif. Good luck.

Meals


A snack
aen pchi lunch

Breakfast
dayjaenay

Dessert
li dessair
Dinner
li dinnay

Lunch
li lunch

Supper
li soopay

Cooking Necessities


A bowl
aen bol

A cup
aen bol

A pan
aen plaa

Spoon
aen gros chuyaire

Fork
aen fourche

Knife
aen cooto
Tea spoon
aen chouyayr de tea

Sugar
suc

Salt
li sel

Pepper
li pwavre

Plate
aen assiette

Wooden spoon
aen chouyayr a bwa

Beverages

Water
di loo

Beer
la biere

Coffee
li coffee
Milk
de lait

Tea
li tee

Fruit and Vegetables


Apples
lis pom

Bananas
lis bannan

Cabbage
lis sho

Carrots
lis carrot

Grapes
lis razaens

Onions
lis zonions

Oranges
lis zoranges

Potatoes
lis pattaks
Radish
lis radgee

Raspberries
lis frambweze

Saskatoon Berries
lis pwaer

Strawberries
lis fraize

Tomato Sauce
la sauce de tomates

Tomatoes
tomates

Turnips
lis sauchiem

Vegetable soup
la soap de legumes

Meat


Beaver
castor

Buffalo
li buffalo

Chicken
la poule

Deer
shovreu

Elk
biche

Fish
poisson
Gravy
la souce

Mink
fotreau

Moose
la reinyall

Prarie Dogs
lis pissaan

Rabbit Stew or stew
la rabbabo

Roast Beef
li rochi de baaf

Other foods


Bread
li paen

Buns
lis pchi paen

Butter
li beurr

Cheese
framange

Flour
farine

Crackers
biscuits de soda
Mustard
la mootard

Rice
le rii

Sandwhich
aen sandwhich

Soup
la soupe

Stew
le rago

Useful Phrases and Expressions


How did you make this?
tawnshi gowshtayaen

Thank you for dinner.
Marsi pour dinnay.

This is a good dinner.
Un bon dinnay oma.

You are a good cook.
ki nitaawotaypoon.

This is good meat.
la bon viaan oma.

What sort of meat is this?
kel sorte de viaan oma
Are you hungry.
kee noohteh gatawn chee.

I am hungry.
noohteh gataan.

Are you Thirsty.
ki noohteh awpawgwan chee.

I am thirsty.
noohteh awpawgwaL.

Lets eat!
meetsho taak

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