Languages and culture points – A two years rent!

Why did Mr. Makinde insist on having Kim pay a two-year rent in advance? (Dialogue 1 – Unit 4) In Nigeria, because it is common thing for tenants to refuse to pay their monthly rent after the expiration of their initial payment, landlords or realtors usually charge a one- to two-year rent in advance. The hope is … More Languages and culture points – A two years rent!

Language and culture points – Using Ó péjó méta/ojó kan pèlú

Ó péjó méta is used for someone you have not seen for a long time. It literally means “it is up to three days (that we have not meet)”. In traditional Yoruba life, three days is a long time for Yoruba people not to see one another. The response ojó kan pèlú, literally means “one day … More Language and culture points – Using Ó péjó méta/ojó kan pèlú