Questions

Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?

These are some important questions when we talk about food and drink. We aren’t going to go into much detail about this but here are the simple ways to respond to these very important questions. “Chee” is added to change a sentence into a question. Listen to the audio and be sure to note how the endings of hungry and thirsty follow the same pattern as for the verbs discussed previously.

Are you hungry?
kee noohteh gatawn chee

Yes, I am hungry.
We noohteh gataan.

He's hungry
noohteh gatayo

I am hungry
noohteh gataan

They're hungry
noohteh gaatayowuk

We are hungry
noohteh gatanaan
Are you thirsty?
ki noohteh awpawgwan chee

Yes, I am thirsty.
We noohteh awpawgwan

He's thirsty
noohteh awpawgweyo

I'm thirsty
noohteh awpawgwan

They're thirsty
noohteh awpawgweyowuk

We're thirsty
noohteh awpawgwanaan

At the dinner table!

When sitting at the dinner table one word that we use all the time is the word “pass”. Lets take a quick look at this word before we practice some dialogues! Listen to the following examples and then you too can practice this useful word!

Pass me the tomatoes
lis tomaates payshnamowik or payshnamowin lis tomaates

Pass me the tea
payshnamowin li tea

Pass me the salt
payshnamowin li sel

Pass me the salt and pepper
payshnamowin li sel pi li pwavre

Pass me the butter
payshnamowin li buerre


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