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How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

die
vi
die
nibo vai s/he dies, is dead

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

die in a certain place
dapine vai s/he dies in a certain place; s/he suffers in a certain place

die in an accident
niiwanishin vai s/he dies in an accident

die in sleep
aapidingwaami vai [N] s/he sleeps and doesn't wake up, dies in h/ sleep

See also: aapidingwaam vai [S]

diet
n
have a certain diet
inanjige vai s/he eats a certain way, has a certain diet

change diet
aandanjige vai s/he changes h/ way of eating, changes h/ diet

different
adj
different
bakaan adv man different

bakaanad vii it is different

Paired with: bakaanizi vai

bakaanizi vai s/he is different

Paired with: bakaanad vii

all different
bebakaan adv man all different

look different
bakaaninaagozi vai s/he looks different

Paired with: bakaaninaagwad vii

bakaaninaagwad vii it looks different

Paired with: bakaaninaagozi vai

smell different
bakaanimaagozi vai s/he smells different

Paired with: bakaanimaagwad vii

bakaanimaagwad vii it smells different

Paired with: bakaanimaagozi vai

sound different
bakaanitaagwad vii it sounds different

Paired with: bakaanitaagozi vai

bakaanitaagozi vai s/he sounds different

Paired with: bakaanitaagwad vii

taste different
bakaanipogwad vii it tastes different

Paired with: bakaanipogozi vai

bakaanipogozi vai s/he tastes different

Paired with: bakaanipogwad vii

difficult
adj
difficult
zanagad vii it is difficult, hard (to do or manage)

Paired with: zanagizi vai

zanagizi vai s/he is difficult, hard to manage

Paired with: zanagad vii

look difficult
zanaginaagwad vii it looks hard (to make), looks difficult

Paired with: zanaginaagozi vai

make difficult
zanagi' vta make it difficult, hard for h/

zanagi'iwe vai s/he makes (people) do something difficult, gives people a hard time, makes trouble for people

zanagi'idizo vai s/he makes things difficult, hard for h/ self, gives h/ self a hard time; s/he makes h/ self do something difficult

zanagi'idiwag vai they make each other do something difficult; they make things difficult, hard for each other, give each other a hard time

think difficult
zanagendam vai2 s/he thinks things difficult, thinks things hard

zanagendan vti think it difficult, think it hard

Paired with: zanagenim vta

zanagenim vta think h/ difficult, think h/ hard

Paired with: zanagendan vti

difficulty
n
have difficulty speaking
maazhigiizhwe vai s/he has abnormal speech; s/he has difficulty speaking

poor voice
maazhigondaagan vai [ML] s/he has a poor voice

See also: maazhigondaagane vai [N]

maazhigondaagane vai [N] s/he has a poor voice

See also: maazhigondaagan vai [ML]

dig
vt
dig
moona'an vti dig it up, expose it (using something)

Paired with: moona' vta ; moona'wi vta [NI]

moona' vta dig h/, dig h/ up

Paired with: moona'an vti

moona'ige vai s/he digs things, digs things up

moona'igaade vii it is dug up (by someone), "they" dig it up

moona'igaazo vai s/he is dug up (by someone), "they" dig h/ up

dig a hole
waanike vai s/he digs a hole

dig a burrow
moonike vai s/he digs a hole or burrow

dig in a certain place
danaanike vai s/he digs in a certain place

dig medicine
moona'ashkikiwe vai s/he digs medicine

dig potatoes
moona'ipinii vai s/he digs potatoes

dig up
moona'an vti dig it up, expose it (using something)

Paired with: moona' vta ; moona'wi vta [NI]

moona' vta dig h/, dig h/ up

Paired with: moona'an vti

moona'ige vai s/he digs things, digs things up

moona'igaade vii it is dug up (by someone), "they" dig it up

moona'igaazo vai s/he is dug up (by someone), "they" dig h/ up

dime
n
dime
bezhizhooniyaans na a dime

zhooniyaans na
  1. a coin
  2. a small (silver) coin, a dime

dinner
n
eat dinner
naawakwe-miijin vti3 eat it for lunch, for dinner (the noon meal)

naawakwe-wiisini vai s/he eats lunch, eats dinner (the noon meal)

dinner plate
n
dinner plate
desinaagan ni a dinner plate

dip
vt
dip
gondaabiigin vta put h/ in water, dip h/

gondaabiiginan vti put it in water, dip it

Paired with: gondaabiigin vta

dip in
jekaagaminan vti dip it in (a liquid)

dip up
gwaaba'ige vai s/he scoops up things