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How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

do
vt
do
doodaadiwag vai they do something to each other

doodaadizo vai s/he does something to h/ self

doodaazo vai s/he does something to h/ self

doodam vai2 s/he does something

doodan vti do something to it

Paired with: doodaw vta

doodaw vta do something to h/

Paired with: doodan vti

able to do
gashkitoon vti2 be able to do, succeed at, manage it

Paired with: gashki' vta

gashkichige vai s/he acquires something, earns something, is able (to do somehing)

do foolish things
gagiibaajichige vai s/he does something foolish or silly

do a certain job
inanokiitaw vta do a certain job for h/

do a certain thing
inakamigizi vai s/he does a certain thing, has certain things happen to h/

Paired with: inakamigad vii

do a certain way
izhichige vai s/he does, makes things a certain way

doodaadiwag vai they do something to each other

do amazing things
maamakaajichige vai s/he does amazing things

do business
babaamizi vai s/he does business, goes about on his business

do exactly
wawiingechige vai s/he does something skillfully, exactly; s/he makes things skilfully, exactly

do good
minochige vai s/he does things well, does a good job

do in vain
aanawewizi vai s/he is inadequate, is ineffective, fails

do laundry
giziibiiga'ige vai s/he washes things, washes clothes, does laundry

do right
gwayakochige vai s/he makes things right, does things right

do secretly
giimoojitaa vai s/he does something secretly

giimoojitoon vti2 do something to, make it secretly

giimoojichige vai s/he does something secretly

do skillfully
wawiingechige vai s/he does something skillfully, exactly; s/he makes things skilfully, exactly

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

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

do something strange
maamakaajitoon vti2 do something amazing or strange to it

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

do well
minochige vai s/he does things well, does a good job

frequently do
nitaa- pv lex being good at; being skilled at; frequently do; know how to do something

make do
izhi' vta
  1. make or cause h/ to be a certain way
  2. make or cause h/ to do something (a certain way)

Paired with: izhitoon vti2

not know what to do
gwiinawi-doodam vai2 s/he doesn't know what to do or think, is dumfounded

try to do
wiikwajitoon vti2 try to do it; try to get free of it

Paired with: wiikwaji' vta

unable to do
bwaanawitoon vti2 be unable to do or manage it

Paired with: bwaanawi' vta

bwaanawi' vta be unable to do something to or manage h/

Paired with: bwaanawitoon vti2

bwaanawichige vai s/he is unable (to do something)

bwaanawi'o vai s/he is stuck; s/he is unable to do something

dock
n
dock
doctor
vt
doctor
mashkikiikaazh vta doctor h/, treat h/ medically

nanaandawi' vta heal, doctor h/

nanaandawi'iwe vai s/he heals, doctors people

nanaandawi'idizo vai s/he doctors h/ self

doctor
n
doctor
mashkikiiwinini na a doctor; a physician

mashkikiiwininiikwe na a doctor (female), a physician (female)

mashkikiiwininiiwi vai he is a doctor, is a physician

document
n
document
mazina'igan ni a book, a letter, a document, a paper

dodge
v
dodge
dabazi vai s/he dodges, ducks; s/he moves aside, gets out of the way

dabazi' vta dodge h/, duck from h/; get out of h/ way

Paired with: dabazi' vta

dabazitoon vti2 get out of the way of it; dodge it, duck from it

Paired with: dabazi' vta

doe
n
doe
oniijaaniw na a doe

dog
n
dog
animosh na a dog

inday nad my dog; my horse

giday nad your dog; your horse

odayan nad h/ dog; h/ horse

female dog
gishkishenh na a female dog; a mare

have dog
odayi vai
  1. s/he has a dog
  2. s/he has a horse

hunting dog
giiwosewasim na a hunting dog

giiyosewasim na a hunting dog

See also: giiwosewasim na

male dog
naabesim na
  1. a male dog
  2. a male horse, a stallion

dog
[male fox]
n
dog
naabe-waagosh na a male fox, a dog (fox)

dog tail
n
dog tail
animwaanow ni a dog's tail