Activities


Talking about the weather is an important part of our daily life today and it was also important for the Metis people of the past. So much of their lives depended on the weather. The main thing to notice here is that in general in Michif the actions and the adjectives are very similar (raining, rainy). But when you are talking about what you see… the thing that we weather is (rain) the form is quite different. Listen to the weather descriptions below and practice saying them too.

Listening


It is a nice day today.
Myeugishigaow anosh.

It is a nice day.
Myeugishigaow.

It is rainy.
Kimiwashin.

It is raining.
Kimiwan

It is raining lightly.
Kimiwashin.

It is really raining.
Kishti kimiwan.

It is pouring rain.
Shegepayshtaow

It is windy.
Yotin.

It is sunny.
Washayow.

It is hot.
Kishitao.

It is cold.
Kishinow.

It is cloudy
Washayskwan.

It is snowing.
Mishpoun.

It is sort of snowing.
Mishpoushin.

It is snowing lightly
Peewan.

The snow is coming down and blowing.
Peewashaow.

It is stormy.
Matchichisigaow.


There is the weather itself. This is what you see when you look out the window. For those of you that know a little French you will see some similarities!


Rain
la pwee

Wind
le vent

Snow
la neezh

Fog
la brem

Hail
la grel

Sun
li salay

Cloud
enn nwawzh

Matching Activity

Lets see how much you remember! Match the word with the correct English translation. Be sure to listen to the words too so you can hear the correct pronunciation.


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