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east wind
n
east wind
waabani-noodin ni east wind

easy
adj
easy
wendad vii it is easy, is simple, is cheap

Paired with: wendizi vai

wendizi vai s/he is easy, is cheap

Paired with: wendad vii

wenipanad vii it is easy

Paired with: wenipanizi vai

wenipanizi vai s/he is easy, does something easily

Paired with: wenipanad vii

easy going
bekaadizi vai s/he is quiet, is still, is easy-going

easy time with
wenji' vta make h/ easily, have an easy time with h/

Paired with: wenjitoon vti2

wenjitoon vti2 make it easily, have an easy time with it

Paired with: wenji' vta

go easy
manaaji' vta spare, respect, go easy on h/

Paired with: manaajitoon vti2

manaajitoon vti2 spare, respect, go easy on it

Paired with: manaaji' vta

na'egaaj adv man go easy!; not too hard!; easily; without effort

look easy
wenipaninaagozi vai s/he looks easy

Paired with: wenipaninaagwad vii

wenipaninaagwad vii it looks easy

Paired with: wenipaninaagozi vai

think easy
wenipanendan vti think it easy

wenipanenim vta think h/ easy

eat
vt
eat
wiisini vai s/he eats

amo vta eat h/

Paired with: miijin vti3

miijin vti3 eat it

Paired with: amo vta

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

eat a certain way
inam vta eat, bite h/ a certain way

Paired with: inandan vti

inandan vti eat, bite it a certain way

Paired with: inam vta

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

eat accidentally
bitam vta bite, eat h/ accidentally

Paired with: bitandan vti

bitandan vti bite, eat it accidentally

Paired with: bitam vta

eat all
gidaanawe vai s/he eats it all, eats everything up

gidaan vti4 eat all of it, eat it up

Paired with: gidamo vta

gidamo vta eat all of h/, eat h/ up

Paired with: gidaan vti4

jaagam vta eat up all of h/

Paired with: jaagandan vti

jaagandan vti eat up all of it

See also: jaagam vta

jaaganjige vai s/he eats up all of something

eat breakfast
gigizhebaa-miijin vti3 eat it for breakfast

gigizhebaa-wiisini vai s/he eats breakfast

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)

eat enough
debisinii vai s/he has enough to eat, eats enough, is full

See also: de-wiisini vai

de-miijin vti3 eat enough of it

de-wiisini vai s/he has enough to eat, eats enough, is full

See also: debisinii vai

eat from a certain place
ondam vta eat h/ from a certain place

Paired with: ondandan vti

ondandan vti eat it from a certain place

Paired with: ondam vta

eat half
aabitawam vta eat half of h/

Paired with: aabitawandan vti

aabitawandan vti eat half of it

Paired with: aabitawam vta

eat in a certain place
danam vta eat it (animate) in a certain place

Paired with: danandan vti

danandan vti eat it in a certain place

Paired with: danam vta

dananjige vai s/he eats in a certain place

eat a light meal
nawajii vai s/he eats a light meal, takes a lunch break

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

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

nawajii vai s/he eats a light meal, takes a lunch break

eat quickly
ginibam vta eat it (animate) quickly

Paired with: ginibandan vti

ginibandan vti eat it quickly

Paired with: ginibam vta

ginibanjige vai s/he eats quickly

eat raw food
ashkandan vti eat it raw

Paired with: ashkam vta

ashkam vta eat h/ raw

Paired with: ashkandan vti

eat secretly
giimoodam vta eat, bite h/ secretly

Paired with: giimoodandan vti

giimoodandan vti eat, bite it secretly

Paired with: giimoodam vta

giimoodanjige vai s/he eats things secretly

eat snow
amwaagone vai s/he eats snow

eat supper
onaagoshi-miijin vti3 eat it for supper

onaagoshi-wiisini vai s/he eats supper

eat up
gidaan vti4 eat all of it, eat it up

Paired with: gidamo vta

gidaanawe vai s/he eats it all, eats everything up

gidamo vta eat all of h/, eat h/ up

Paired with: gidaan vti4

eat well
mino-wiisini vai s/he eats well, likes what s/he eats

minwanjige vai s/he eats well, likes what s/he eats

eat with
wiidoopam vta eat with h/

wiidoopange vai s/he eats with people

wiidoopandiwag vai they eat with each other

eat with fingers
michininjiikanjige vai s/he eats with h/ fingers

eat with something else
apam vta eat something with h/

Paired with: apandan vti

apandan vti eat something with it

Paired with: apam vta

apanjige vai s/he eats things with something else (e.g., butter with bread)

dagwam vta eat h/ with something

Paired with: dagwandan vti

dagwandan vti eat it with something

Paired with: dagwam vta

go without eating
zhiibanaandam vai2 s/he can go without eating, can endure being hungry

heard eating
madwenjige vai s/he chews something audibly, is heard chewing

leave behind uneaten
ishkwam vta leave h/ behind uneaten

Paired with: ishkwandan vti

ishkwandan vti leave it behind uneaten

Paired with: ishkwam vta

start eating
maadam vta start eating, start chewing h/

Paired with: maadandan vti

maadandan vti start eating, start chewing it

Paired with: maadam vta

maadanjige vai s/he starts eating, starts chewing

used to eating
nagadam vta be used to eating h/

nagadandan vti be used to eating it

Paired with: nagadam vta

nagadanjige vai s/he is used to eating things

eavesdrop
vi
eavesdrop
giimitam vai2 s/he eavesdrops

giimitaw vta eavesdrop on h/

giimitaadiwag vai they eavesdrop on each other

echo
vi
echo
baswewe vii it echoes, resounds

Paired with: baswewe vai

baswewe vai s/he echoes, resounds

Paired with: baswewe vii

eclipse
n
eclipse
makadewaabikizi vai
  1. s/he is black (as something mineral)
  2. s/he is in eclipse, there is an eclipse (of the sun or moon)

Paired with: makadewaabikad vii

edge
n
go along the edge
bimaazhagaame vai s/he goes along on the shore or edge of something

jiigewe vai s/he goes along on the shore or edge

walk around the edge
giiwitaayaazhagaame vai s/he walks around a lake; s/he walks around the edge

educated
adj
educated
gikendaaso vai s/he is knows, is smart, is intelligent, is educated

education
n
education
gikinoo'amaagoowin ni education or teaching (that one receives); a lesson

gikinoo'amaadiwin ni teaching, education

education by preaching and exhortation
gagiikimaawasowin ni education by preaching and exhortation

Indian education
anishinaabe-gikinoo'amaadiwin ni Indian education, Native education

eelpout
n
eelpout
mizay na a ling, an eelpout, a burbot, a mariah, a lawyer (fish)

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