Talking about Seasons and the Weather
If you want to say that you are cold, you say something similar to “cold is catching me”.
Otútù ń mú mi I am cold
Otútù ń mú Olú Olu is cold
Otútù ń mú wa We are cold
Notice that you use object pronouns to replace the name of the person who is suffering from the cold
Otútù ń mú u He/She is cold
Otútù ń mú ẹ You are cold
But if you want to simply say that the weather is cold, you remove the object pronoun
Otútù ń mú It (the weather) is cold
Other similar expressions are:
Ooru ń mú mi I am hot
Ooru ń mú It (the weather) is hot.
Ọyẹ́ ń mú mi I am suffering from the harmattan
Ọyẹ́ ń mú There is harmattan
Òjò ń pa mi Rain is falling on me
Òjò pa ìwé mi Rain fell on my books
Check Your Understanding
Listen to the following monologue by Òjó, a student from Nigeria.
Listen to the monologue again and answer the following questions:
- Àkókò (seasons) mélòo ni Òjó sọ nípa rẹ̀? Dárúkọ wọn.
- Àkókò wo ni Òjó feran jù?
- Kí ni àwọn nǹkan tí ó máa ń ṣẹlẹ̀ ní ìgbà òjò?
- Irú oúnjẹ wo ni o rò pé àwọn Yorùbá máa ń jẹ ní ìgbà òjò?
- Kí ni ìgbà ẹ̀ẹ̀rùn máa ń mú wá?
In not less than 150 words, Write about a season of the year that you like. What time of the year does this season begin? What do you like about this season? What do people like to do during this season? How does this season compare to other seasons of the year?
Note: You may use Òjó’s monologue as a prototype for your essay, but you are also free to be creative with your language use.