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

English: It is a nice day today
Michif: Myeugishigaow anosh.
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English: It is a nice day
Michif: Myeugishigaow
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English: It is rainy
Michif: Kimiwashin
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English: It is raining
Michif: Kimiwan
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English: It is raining lightly
Michif: Kimiwashin
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English: It is really raining
Michif: Kishti kimiwan
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English: It is pouring rain
Michif: Shegepayshtaow
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English: it is windy
Michif: Yotin
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English: It is sunny
Michif: Washayow
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English: It is hot
Michif: Kishitao
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English: It is cold
Michif: Kishinow
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English: It is cloudy
Michif: Washayskwan
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English: It is snowing
Michif: Mishpoun
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English: It is sort of snowing
Michif: Mishpoushin
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English: It is snowing lightly
Michif: Peewan
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English: The snow is coming down and blowing
Michif: Peewashaow
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English: It is stormy
Michif: Matchichisigaow
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English: Rain
Michif: la pwee
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English: Wind
Michif: le vent
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English: Snow
Michif: la neezh
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English: Fog
Michif: la brem
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English: Hail
Michif: la grel
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English: Sun
Michif: li salay
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English: Cloud
Michif: enn nwawzh
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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.


Instructions to allow Flash Acivities to load

  • Step 1: When you are at the LearnMichif Website, click the lock icon in the address bar.
  • Step 2: In the Flash section, change it from "Block (default)" to "Allow".
  • Step 3: Refresh the page.
  • Step 4: Continue through the training and now all activities and videos will become visible.