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brassiere
n
brassiere
aasodoodooshimebizon ni a brassiere

brave
adj
brave
zoongide'e vai s/he is brave

bravery
n
bravery
zoongide'ewin ni bravery, courage

bread
n
bread
bakwezhigan na
  1. bread, bannock
  2. flour

bannock
bakwezhigan na
  1. bread, bannock
  2. flour

bakwezhiganikaan na [BL] bannock

bread cooked over an open fire
abwaajigan na bread cooked over a fire

bread or bannock made by leaning to face an open fire
aasamaakwa'igan na bread or bannock made by leaning to face an open fire

fish egg bread
waakoonsiwi-bakwezhigan na fish-egg bread

fry bread
zaasagokwaan na (a piece of) fry bread

See also: zaasakokwaan na

zaasakokwaan na (a piece of) fry bread

See also: zaasagokwaan na

make bread
bakwezhiganike vai s/he makes bread, [N] makes bannock

oven-baked bread
gibozigan na bread baked in the oven, yeast bread

yeast bread
gibozigan na bread baked in the oven, yeast bread

bread box
n
bread box
bakwezhigani-makak ni a bread box; a flour box

break
vi
break
biigoshkaa vii it breaks, is broken

Paired with: biigoshkaa vai

biigoshkaa vai
  1. s/he breaks, is broken
  2. s/he is broke (out of money)

Paired with: biigoshkaa vii

break apart
bakiboode vii it breaks apart from rubbing (e.g., something string-like)

Paired with: bakiboozo vai

bakiboozo vai s/he breaks apart from rubbing (e.g., something string-like)

Paired with: bakiboode vii

bakise vii it (something string-like) parts, breaks apart

Paired with: bakise vai

break by heat
biigode vii it breaks by heat

Paired with: biigozo vai

biigozo vai s/he breaks by heat

Paired with: biigode vii

niigode vii it breaks by heat

Paired with: niigozo vai

niigozo vai s/he breaks by heat

Paired with: niigode vii

break on impact
niigoshin vai s/he breaks (on impact)

Paired with: niigosin vii

niigosin vii it breaks (on impact)

Paired with: niigoshin vai

break
vt
break arm
bookonike vai s/he breaks h/ (own) arm, has a broken arm

bookonikeshin vai s/he falls and break h/ arm

break back
bookwaawigane vai s/he has a broken back, breaks h/ back, is hunchbacked

bookwaawiganeshin vai s/he falls and break h/ back

bookwaawiganebizh vta break h/ back (with hands)

break bone
bookogane vai s/he has a broken bone

bookoganeshin vai s/he falls and breaks a bone

break foot
bookozide vai s/he breaks h/ foot, has broken foot

bookozideshin vai s/he falls and breaks h/ foot

break hand
bookoninjii vai s/he breaks h/ hand, has a broken hand

bookoninjiishin vai s/he falls and breaks h/ hand

break by hitting
biigoganaandan vti damage, ruin, break it by hitting

Paired with: biigoganaam vta

biigoganaam vta damage, ruin, break h/ by hitting

Paired with: biigoganaandan vti

break heel
bookodoondaneshin vai s/he falls and breaks her heel

break in two
bookobidoon vti2 break it in two (with hands)

Paired with: bookobizh vta

bookobizh vta break h/ in two (with hands)

Paired with: bookobidoon vti2

bookoganaandan vti break it in two (by hitting)

Paired with: bookoganaam vta

bookoganaam vta break h/ in two (by hitting)

Paired with: bookoganaandan vti

bookoshkan vti break it in two (by foot or body)

Paired with: bookoshkaw vta

bookoshkaw vta break h/ in two (by foot or body)

Paired with: bookoshkan vti

break into particles with hands
biisibidoon vti2 break it into small pieces with hands; crumble it

Paired with: biisibizh vta

biisibizh vta break h/ into small pieces with hands; crumble h/

Paired with: biisibidoon vti2

break kneecap
bookogidigweshin vai s/he falls and breaks h/ kneecap

break leg
bookogaade vai s/he breaks h/ (own) leg, has a broken leg

bookogaadeshin vai s/he falls and break h/ leg

break nose
bookojaane vai s/he has a broken nose

bookojaaneshin vai s/he falls and breaks h/ nose

break off
bakibidoon vti2 snap it (something string-like) off

Paired with: bakibizh vta

bakibizh vta snap h/ (something string-like) off

Paired with: bakibidoon vti2

break up
biigwakamigibidoon vti2 break it up (as ground); plow it

break tooth
bookwaabide vai s/he has a broken tooth, breaks h/ tooth

bookwaabideshin vai s/he falls and breaks a tooth or teeth

break using something
biigwa' vta break h/ (using something)

Paired with: biigwa'an vti

biigwa'an vti break, destroy it (using something); tear it down (using something)

Paired with: biigwa' vta

break wing
bookoningwii vai s/he breaks h/ wing, has a broken wing

bookoningwiishin vai s/he breaks h/ wing falling or hitting against

break
n
take a break
gibichiitaa vai s/he takes a break

break up
phrv
break up fight
nanaginiwe vai s/he breaks up a fight

breakfast
n
eat breakfast
gigizhebaa-miijin vti3 eat it for breakfast

gigizhebaa-wiisini vai s/he eats breakfast

breakfast
gigizhebaa-wiisiniwin ni breakfast