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How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

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adv
write back
nakwebii'amaw vta write (it) back to h/

nakwebii'amaadiwag vai they write (it) back to each other

back up
phrv
back up a vehicle
azhebizo vai s/he backs up a vehicle

Paired with: azhebide vii

backache
n
backache
dewaawigan vai [C] s/he has a backache

See also: dewaawigane vai [N]

dewaawigane vai [N] s/he has a back ache

dewipikwan vai [C] s/he has a backache

See also: dewipikwane vai

dewipikwane vai s/he has a backache

See also: dewipikwan vai [C]

backpack
n
backpack
bimiwanaan ni a pack; a backpack

bacon
n
bacon
giikanaamozigan na bacon

giikanaabasigan na bacon

bacon grease
n
bacon grease
gookooshi-bimide ni lard; bacon grease

See also: gookooshiwi-bimide ni [BL]

gookooshiwi-bimide ni [BL] bacon grease

See also: gookooshi-bimide ni

bad
adj
bad
maazhi- pv lex bad; ill-formed

maji- pv lex bad

bad breath
maazhimaagwanaamo vai s/he has bad breath

bad day
maazhi-giizhigad vii it is a bad day

bad dream
giiwanaadingwaam vai s/he has a bad dream, had a nightmare

bad fall
aapijishin vai s/he has a serious fall or accident, has a fatal fall or accident

bad life
maazhi-bimaadizi vai s/he behaves badly; s/he leads a bad life

bad luck
maazhise vai s/he has things go wrong, has bad luck

bad road or trail
maanadamon vii [S] it (road or trail) is bad, is poor

maanamon vii it (road or trail) is bad, is poor

bad shot
maana'e vai s/he takes a bad shot

bad voice
maanowe vai s/he is hoarse, has a bad voice

bad weather
niiskaadad vii it is bad weather

do something bad
maazhichige vai s/he does something wrong, does something bad

bad
adv
think bad
maanendan vti think or consider it bad, poor, or disagreeable

Paired with: maanenim vta

maanenim vta think or consider h/ bad, poor, or disagreeable

Paired with: maanendan vti

maanendaagozi vai s/he is thought bad, is thought poor, is thought disagreeable

Paired with: maanendaagwad vii

maanendaagwad vii it is thought bad, is thought poor, is thought disagreeable

Paired with: maanendaagozi vai

feel bad
maanamanji'o vai s/he feels bad, feels out of sorts, is depressed; s/he is in poor health, is ill

look bad
majinaagwad vii it looks bad, looks poor, looks inadequate

Paired with: majinaagozi vai

majinaagozi vai s/he looks bad, looks poor, looks inadequate

Paired with: majinaagwad vii

smell bad
maazhimaagozi vai s/he smells bad

Paired with: maazhimaagwad vii

maazhimaagwad vii it smells bad

Paired with: maazhimaagozi vai

maazhimaam vta find the smell of h/ bad

Paired with: maazhimaandan vti

maazhimaandan vti find it smells bad

Paired with: maazhimaam vta

smell bad burning or cooking
maazhimaaso vai s/he has a bad aroma, smells bad burning or cooking

Paired with: maazhimaate vii

maazhimaate vii it has a bad aroma, smells bad burning or cooking

Paired with: maazhimaaso vai

sound bad
maanitaagozi vai s/he sounds bad, doesn't sound right

Paired with: maanitaagwad vii

maanitaagwad vii it sounds bad, doesn't sound right

Paired with: maanitaagozi vai

maanitaw vta dislike what h/ says or sounds like; find what h/ says or sounds like disagreeable

Paired with: maanitan vti

maanitan vti it sounds bad to h/, doesn't sound right to h/

Paired with: maanitaw vta

taste bad
maazhipogozi vai s/he tastes bad

Paired with: maazhipogwad vii

maazhipogwad vii it tastes bad

Paired with: maazhipogozi vai

maanaagamin vii it (a liquid) tastes bad

bad medicine
n
bad medicine
maji-mashkiki ni poison; bad medicine: a remedy or spell having or intended to have negative results

bad-off
adj
bad-off
maazhi-ayaa vai s/he is bad-off; s/he is in poor health, is ill