Lesson 3: Comments on the Weather

kimiwan
it is raining
mispon
it is snowing
min~o-kisika'w
it's nice weather
Literally: it's a good day
n~o'tin
it's windy
n~ikwaskwan
it's cloudy
wa'se'skwan
it's clear or sunny
kisite'w
it's hot (speaking of the weather or the temperature of the air)
tahka'ya'w
it's cold (speaking of the weather or the temperature of the air)
kisina'w
it's bitterly cold (speaking of the weather or the temperature of the air)

Notes

These weather words, in Cree, are indicative verbs. An indicative verb can be used to make a statement, like the statements about the weather listed above. These verbs are also in the present tense, that is, they indicate events or situations occuring at the time of speaking, "in the present."

Exercises

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Describe the weather as shown in each of the pictures above.


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