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design
n
design
mazinibii'igan ni something drawn: a drawing, a sketch, a design

have a design
mazinishin vai s/he is imprinted, has a pattern or design

Paired with: mazinisin vii

mazinisin vii it is imprinted, has a pattern or design

sew designs
mazinigwaaso vai s/he embroiders, beads something

mazinigwaadan vti embroider, bead it

Paired with: mazinigwaazh vta

mazinigwaazh vta embroider, bead h/

Paired with: mazinigwaadan vti

mazinigwaade vii it is sewn with designs, is embroidered

Paired with: mazinigwaazo vai

mazinigwaazo vai s/he is sewn with designs, is embroidered

Paired with: mazinigwaade vii

desirable
adj
desirable
nandawendaagwad vii it is desirable; it is suitable

nandawendaagozi vai s/he is desirable; s/he is suitable

desire
vt
desire
agaawaadan vti wish for, hope for, desire it

Paired with: agaawaazh vta

agaawaazh vta wish for, desire h/

Paired with: agaawaadan vti

misawendam vai2 s/he needs, wants, desires something

misawendan vti want, desire it

Paired with: misawenim vta

misawenim vta want, desire h/

Paired with: misawendan vti

misawenjige vai s/he wants, desires things

desk
n
desk
apibii'igan ni something to write on: a desk

ozhibii'ige-adoopowin ni [ML] a desk

despair
vi
despair
banaadendam vai2 s/he is discouraged, is in despair, thinks things hopeless

babanaadendam vai2 s/he is discouraged, is in despair, thinks things hopeless

banaadendan vti s/he is discouraged about it, is in despair about it, thinks it is hopeless

Paired with: banaadenim vta

babanaadendan vti s/he is discouraged about it, is in despair about it, thinks it is hopeless

Paired with: babanaadenim vta

banaadenim vta despair of h/; lose hope in h/

Paired with: banaadendan vti

babanaadenim vta s/he is discouraged about h/, is in depair about h/, thinks h/ hopeless

Paired with: babanaadendan vti

babanaadenimo vai s/he thinks h/self hopeless, has no faith in h/ self

despite
prep
despite
aanawi adv man although; anyhow; but; despite

destiny
n
have a certain destiny
inendaagozi vai s/he has a certain destiny; s/he is thought of a certain way, seems to be a certain way

Paired with: inendaagwad vii

destroy
vt
destroy
biigwa'wi vta [NI]

biigwa' vta

nishwanaaji' vta waste, spoil, destroy h/

Paired with: nishiwanaajitoon vti2 [RL] See also: nishwanaajitoon vti2

nishwanaajichige vai s/he wastes spoils, destroys things

See also: nishiwanaajichige vai [RL]

nishwanaajitoon vti2 waste, spoil, destroy it

Paired with: nishwanaaji' vta

detergent
n
dish soap or detergent
giziininaagane-giziibiiga'igan ni [BL] dish soap or detergent

liquid soap
giziibiiga'iganaaboo ni [MN] liquid soap; washwater

See also: giziibiiga'iganaabo ni [BL]

giziibiiga'iganaabo ni [BL] liquid soap; washwater

See also: giziibiiga'iganaaboo ni [MN]

detour
vi
detour
wiimaashkaa vai s/he goes around something; detours around, skirts something