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How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

new
adj
new
oshki- pv lex
  1. new, young, fresh
  2. for the first time

oshkayi'iiwan vii it is new, is young

oshkaya'aawi vai it (animate) is new; s/he is young, is an adolescent

See also: oshki-aya'aawi vai

oshki-aya'ii ni something new

See also: oshki-aya'aa na

dress in a new outfit
oshkikonaye vai s/he dresses in a new outfit

look new
oshkiinaagwad vii it looks new

Paired with: oshkiinaagozi vai

oshkiinaagozi vai s/he looks young, looks new

Paired with: oshkiinaagwad vii

new car
oshkidaabaane vai s/he has, gets a new car

new mittens
oshkiminjikaawane vai s/he has new mittens

new moon
oshkagoojin vai s/he is new (of a moon)

someone new
oshkaya'aa na something (animate) new; someone young

oshki-aya'aa na something (animate) new; someone young

something new
oshkayi'ii ni something new; something young

wear new clothes
oshki'o vai s/he wears new clothes

new year
n
new year
aabita-biboon vii it is New Year; it is midwinter

newborn
adj
newborn baby
oshkabinoojiinh na a newborn baby, an infant

news
n
news
biidaajimowin ni news

arrive with news
bagamaajimo vai s/he arrives with news

bring news
biidaajimo vai s/he brings the news

biidaajimotaw vta bring the news to h/

biidaajimotaage vai s/he brings the news to people

biidaadodan vti come and tell of it; bring the news about it

Paired with: biidaajim vta

biidaajim vta come to tell about h/; bring the news about h/

Paired with: biidaadodan vti

biidaadojigaade vii the news of it is brought (by someone), "they" bring the news of it; it is forecasted (by someone), "they" forecast it

spread the news about
babaamaajimo vai s/he spreads the news about

tell good news
minwaajimo vai s/he tells good news, tells a good story

minwaadodan vti tell good news of it

Paired with: minwaajim vta

minwaajim vta tell good news of h/

Paired with: minwaadodan vti

newspaper
newspaper
babaamaajimoo-mazina'igan ni a newspaper

next
adv
her next
wiinitam pron per his turn, her turn; her next, him next

him next
wiinitam pron per his turn, her turn; her next, him next

me next
niinitam pron per my turn, me next

them next
wiinetawaa pron per only they, only them; just them

us next
giinitamawind pron per our turn, us next [inclusive]

niinitamawind pron per our turn, us next [exclusive]

you next
giinitam pron per your turn, you next [singular]

giinitamawaa pron per your turn, you next [plural]

next
adj
next
aanikeshkaw vta stand next to or in place of h/, follow in h/ steps, suceed h/

aanikeshkodaadiwag vai they are next to each other

next room
aajisag adv loc in the next room

awasigamig adv loc on the other side of the wall, in the next room or building

someone next in succession to the leader
aanike-ogimaa na someone next in succession to the leader (e.g., a vice president)

nice
adj
nice
mino- pv lex good; nice; well

onizhishi vai s/he is nice, pretty, beautiful, handsome

Paired with: onizhishin vii

onizhishin vii it is nice, pretty

Paired with: onizhishi vai

make nice
minotoon vti2 make it nice, build it well

onizhishi' vta make h/ nice; make h/ well

Paired with: onizhishitoon vti2

onizhishitoon vti2 make it nice, make it pretty

Paired with: onizhishi' vta

nice car
minodaabaane vai s/he has a nice car

nice day
mino-giizhigad vii it is a nice day

nice hair
minwaanikwe vai s/he has nice hair

nickel
n
nickel
aabita-zhooniyaans na a nickel (coin)

niece
n
cross niece
nishimis nad my niece (cross niece: female's brother's daughter or male's sister's daughter)

gishimis nad your niece (cross niece: female's brother's daughter or male's sister's daughter)

oshimisan nad h/ niece (cross niece: female's brother's daughter or male's sister's daughter)

parallel niece
nindoozhimis nad my niece (parallel niece: female's sister's daughter or male's brother's daughter)

indoozhimis nad my niece (parallel niece: female's sister's daughter or male's brother's daughter)

gidoozhimis nad your niece (parallel niece: female's sister's daughter or male's brother's daughter)

odoozhimisan nad h/ niece (parallel niece: female's sister's daughter or male's brother's daughter)