In celebration of Parasite’s historical win at the Oscars, let’s discuss how to talk about going to see a film by imagining a conversation amongst three friends, Dụmebi, Ọgbuefi, and Nnamdị.
Ọgbuefi: Mmm, n ga eso gị. Kẹdụ mbọsị ị na ẹjẹ?
Yes, I will come with you. When are you going?
Dụmebi: Kẹ maka ịzụ na abịa?
What about next week?
Ọgbuefi: Ịya. Ka anyị jẹ mbọsị a. Ego one ka ọ bụ?
Yes. Let’s go then. How much is it?
Dụmebi: Anyị go ta, anyị akwụ dọla ịlị na ise, mana anyị go ẹmẹsịa, ọ ga agalụ ọnụ.
If we buy today, we pay fifteen dollars, but if we buy later, it will be expensive.
Ọgbuefi: Ka anyị gokwa ta.
We had better buy today.
Nnamdị: Unu jẹkọ ịkili Parasite? N kiligoli ya.
Are you (pl.) going to watch Parasite? I’ve watched it already.
Dụmebi: Ọ nwẹ isi?
Is it any good?
Nnamdị: Ọ dị egwu! Mbọsị nw'anyị na...
It’s amazing! When that woman…
Ọgbuefi: Mẹchie ọnụ! Ị kọna anyị ịfẹ ọbụna mẹ na Parasite!
Shut up! Don’t tell us anything that happened in Parasite!
Dụmebi: Ị ma na anyị aka ekili ya.
You know we haven’t seen it yet.
Nnamdị: Ngwanụ. Jẹẹ kili ya. Unu nata, anyị kpa maka ya.
Alright. Go watch it. When you return, we can chat about it.
Verbs used in this lesson:
|Chọ||Want, Desire, Look for|
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