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strain
[put pressure]
vt
strain in lifting
jakiiwii vai s/he strains h/ self in lifting

strain
[separate]
vt
strain
zhaabobiiginan vti strain it

ziikoobiiginan vti strain it; drain it, wring it out

bakiiwii vai s/he strains h/ muscles

strainer
n
strainer
zhaabobiiginigan ni a strainer

ziikoobiiginigan ni a strainer

strange
adj
strange
mayagi- pv lex exotic; foreign; strange; unusual; different from the usual

mayagizi vai s/he is strange, is foreign

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

feel strange
mayagendam vai2 s/he feels strange, feels oit of place

look strange
mayaginaagozi vai s/he looks strange, looks foreign

Paired with: mayaginaagwad vii

mayaginaagwad vii it looks strange, looks foreign

Paired with: mayaginaagozi vai

smell strange
mayagimaagozi vai s/he smells strange

Paired with: mayagimaagwad vii

mayagimaagwad vii it smells strange

Paired with: mayagimaagozi vai

sound strange
mayagitaagozi vai s/he sounds strange, sounds foreign, has an accent

Paired with: mayagitaagwad vii

mayagitaagwad vii it sounds strange, sounds foreign

Paired with: mayagitaagozi vai

speak a strange language
mayagwe vai s/he speaks a strange way, speaks a foreign language

speaker of a strange language
mayagwewinini na a foreigner, a speaker of a foreign language

think strange
mayagenim vta think h/ strange

Paired with: mayagendan vti

mayagendan vti think it strange

Paired with: mayagenim vta

mayagendaagwad vii it is thought strange

Paired with: mayagendaagozi vai

mayagendaagozi vai s/he is thought strange

Paired with: mayagendaagwad vii

taste strange
mayagipogozi vai s/he tastes strange, tastes unfamiliar

Paired with: mayagipogwad vii

mayagipogwad vii it tastes strange, tastes unfamiliar

Paired with: mayagipogozi vai

stranger
n
stranger
biiwide na a visitor, a guest, a stranger

strap
n
strap
apikan ni
  1. a strap, a tump line
  2. [plural] a harness

bashanzhe'iganeyaab ni a strap (for punishment)

strawberry
n
strawberry
ode'imin ni a strawberry

strawberry sauce or jam
ode'imini-baashkiminasigan ni strawberry sauce or jam

pick strawberries
ode'iminike vai s/he picks strawberries, processes strawberries

process strawberries
ode'iminike vai s/he picks strawberries, processes strawberries

stream
n
stream
ziibiins ni a stream, a creek

strength
n
inner strength
mashkawizii vai s/he has inner strength; s/he is strong (of a person)

test strength
gagwejii vai s/he tests h/ strength, exercises, works out, practices

stretch
vi
stretch
zhiibiigishkaa vii it stretches (as something sheet-like)