Going to the Movies

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.

Dụmebi: Ọgbuefi, ị chọso m jẹ kili Parasite? 

Ọgbuefi, do you want to come with me to see Parasite?

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:

VerbMeaning
MẹchiClose
KiliWatch
SoFollow, accompany
ChọWant, Desire, Look for

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