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take
[act]
vt
can't take being cold
wakewaji vai s/he can't take being cold, gets chilled easily

bad shot
maana'e vai s/he takes a bad shot

take a bath
giziibiigazhe vai s/he washes up, takes a bath, bathes

take a bite
nawadam vta take a bite of h/; take hold of h/ in mouth

Paired with: nawadandan vti

nawadandan vti take a bite of it; take hold of it in h/ mouth

Paired with: nawadam vta

take a break
gibichiitaa vai s/he takes a break

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

take pictures
mazinaakiz vta take a picture of, photograph h/

Paired with: mazinaakizan vti

mazinaakizan vti take a picture of, photograph it

Paired with: mazinaakiz vta

mazinaakizige vai s/he takes a picture or pictures, photographs things

take place in a certain place
danakamigad vii it (an event) takes place, happens in a certain place

Paired with: danakamigizi vai

take short breaths
akwanaamo vai s/he is short of breath, takes short breaths

take a smell
gojimaam vta sniff, take a smell of h/

Paired with: gojimaandan vti

gojimaandan vti sniff, take a smell of it

Paired with: gojimaam vta

take a stroll
babimose vai s/he walks about, takes a stroll

take a sweat bath
madoodoo vai s/he takes a sweat bath

take a taste
godam vta sample, taste h/; take a taste of h/

Paired with: godandan vti

godandan vti sample, taste it; take a taste of it

Paired with: godam vta

gojipidan vti sample, taste it; take a taste of it

Paired with: gojip vta

gojip vta sample, taste h/; take a taste of h/

Paired with: gojipidan vti

take
[accept]
vt
take
mamaw vta take (it) from, pick it up from h/

mami vta take h/, pick h/ up

Paired with: mamoon vti2

mamige vai s/he takes, picks up things

mamoon vti2 take it, pick it up

Paired with: mami vta

odaapin vta take, accept, pick h/ up

Paired with: odaapinan vti

odaapinamaw vta accept, take (it) from h/; pick (it) up from h/

odaapinan vti take, accept; pick it up

Paired with: odaapin vta

odaapinige vai s/he accepts, takes, picks things up

able to take
gashkiwidoon vti2 be able to take, carry it

Paired with: gashkiwizh vta

gashkiwizh vta be able to take, carry h/

Paired with: gashkiwidoon vti2

take a handful
ganakin vta take a handful of h/

Paired with: ganakinan vti

ganakinan vti take a handful of it

Paired with: ganakin vta

ganakinamaw vta take a handful of it for h/

take wrong one
wanin vta take, touch h/ (the wrong one)

Paired with: waninan vti

waninan vti hold, take, touch it the wrong way or the wrong one

Paired with: wanin vta

taken
mamigaade vii it is taken (by someone), "they" take it, it is picked up (by someone), "they" pick it up

mamigaazo vai s/he is taken (by someone), "they" take h/, s/he is picked up (by someone), "they" pick h/ up

odaapinigaade vii it is taken, accepted, picked up (by someone); "they" take, accept, pick it up

odaapinigaazo vai s/he is taken, accepted, picked up (by someone); "they" take, accept, pick it up

take
[occupy]
vt
take a seat
onabi vai s/he takes a seat, sits down

take place
naabishkaage vai s/he takes someone's place; s/he substitutes for someone; s/he covers for h/ (by taking h/ place)

naabishkaw vta take h/ place; substitute for h/; cover for h/ (by taking h/ place)

take
[catch]
vit
take captives
nawadiniwe vai s/he takes captives

take hold
dakon vta
  1. hold, take hold of h/
  2. arrest h/

Paired with: dakonan vti

dakonamaw vta hold (it) for h/; take hold of (it) for h/

dakonan vti hold, take hold of it

Paired with: dakon vta

take hold in mouth
nawadam vta take a bite of h/; take hold of h/ in mouth

Paired with: nawadandan vti

nawadandan vti take a bite of it; take hold of it in h/ mouth

Paired with: nawadam vta

take along
phrv
take along
maajiidoon vti2 carry, take it away

Paired with: maajiizh vta

maajiizh vta take h/ away, take h/ along

Paired with: maajiidoon vti2

maajiidaw vta take (it) away for, take (it) along for h/

See also: maajiidamaw vta

maajiizhiwe vai s/he takes people away, takes people along

maajiijigaade vii it is taken away (by someone), "they" take it away, it is taken along (by someone), "they" take it along

maajiijigaazo vai s/he is taken away (by someone), "they" take h/ away' s/he is taken along (by someone), "they" take it along

take along an ax
niimiwaagaakwadwe vai s/he takes along an ax or axes

take along bag
niimashkimode vai s/he takes along a bag or bags

take along blanket
niimagwazhe vai s/he takes along a blanket

take along gun
niimibaashkizigane vai s/he takes along a gun

take along knife
niimikomaane vai s/he takes along a knife or knives

take along money
niimizhooniyaawe vai s/he takes money along

take along pail
niimakikwe vai s/he takes along a kettle, pot, pan, or pail

take along pipe
niimipwaagane vai s/he takes along a pipe or pipes

take along a snare
niiminagwaagane vai s/he takes along a snare or snares

take along tobacco
niimasemaawe vai s/he takes tobacco along

take along food
niimimiijime vai s/he takes along food

take along gloves
niimiminjikaawane vai s/he takes along mittens or gloves

take along matches
niimishkodensiwe vai s/he takes along matches

take along mittens
niimiminjikaawane vai s/he takes along mittens or gloves

take along salt
niimizhiiwitaagane vai s/he takes along salt

take along snowshoes
niimaagime vai s/he takes along snowshoes

take care
phrv
take care
ganawendan vti take care of, protect, keep it

Paired with: ganawenim vta

ganawenim vta take care of, protect, keep h/

Paired with: ganawendan vti

ganawenjige vai s/he takes care of, protects, keeps things

ganawendamaw vta take care of, protect, keep (it) for h/

ganawenindiwag vai they take care of each other

ganawenindizo vai s/he takes care of h/ self, is self-reliant

ganawenjigaade vii it is taken care of, protected, kept (by someone), "they" take care of, protect, keep it

ganawenjigaazo vai s/he is taken care of, protected, kept (by someone), "they" take care of, protect, keep h/

ganawendaagwad vii it is taken care of, protected, kept

Paired with: ganawendaagozi vai

ganawendaagozi vai s/he is taken care of, protected, kept; s/he is on parole

Paired with: ganawendaagwad vii

take care of a child
bamoonzhe vai

ganawendaawaso vai s/he takes care of a child, babysits

taken care of
ganawendaagozi vai s/he is taken care of, protected, kept; s/he is on parole

Paired with: ganawendaagwad vii

ganawendaagwad vii it is taken care of, protected, kept

Paired with: ganawendaagozi vai

ganawenjigaade vii it is taken care of, protected, kept (by someone), "they" take care of, protect, keep it

ganawenjigaazo vai s/he is taken care of, protected, kept (by someone), "they" take care of, protect, keep h/

take off
phrv
take a piece off by hand
bakwen vta take a piece off h/ (by hand)

Paired with: bakwenan vti

bakwenan vti take a piece off it (by hand)

Paired with: bakwen vta

take a piece off using something
bakwe' vta take a piece off h/ using something

Paired with: bakwe'an vti

bakwe'an vti take a piece off it using something

Paired with: bakwe' vta

take off
gidiskin vta free, disconnect h/; take h/ off something

Paired with: gidiskinan vti

gidiskinan vti free, disconnect it; take it off something

Paired with: gidiskin vta

giichigon vta extricate h/; remove h, take h/ off (by hand)

Paired with: giichigonan vti

giichigonan vti extricate it; take it off or out

Paired with: giichigon vta

take off clothes
giichikonaye' vta undress h/, take h/ clothes off h/,

giizikan vti take it (item of clothing) off

Paired with: giizikaw vta

giizikaw vta take h/ (item of clothing) off

Paired with: giizikan vti

giizikonaye vai s/he undresses, takes off h/ (own) clothes

giizikonaye' vta undress h/, take h/ clothes off h/,

take off coat
giichibabiinzikawaagane vai s/he takes off h/ coat or jacket

take off dress
giitagoode vai she takes off her dress

take off hat
giichiwakwaane vai s/he takes off h/ hat

giichiwiiwakwaane vai s/he takes h/ hat off

See also: giichiwakwaane vai

take off jacket
giichibabiinzikawaagane vai s/he takes off h/ coat or jacket

take off mittens
giichiminjikaawane vai s/he takes off h/ mittens

take off moccasins
gagiichii vai s/he takes off h/ (own) shoes or moccasins

take off pants
giichigiboodiyegwaazone vai s/he takes off h/ pants

take off shirt
giichibabagiwayaane vai s/he takes off h/ shirt

take off shoes
gagiichii vai s/he takes off h/ (own) shoes or moccasins

giitakizine vai [BL] s/he takes h/ moccasins or shoes off

take off snowshoe
giitaagime vai s/he takes off h/ snowshoe

take off socks
giitazhigane vai s/he takes off h/ socks

take off the fire
agwaabiigin vta take h/ off the water, take h/ off the fire

Paired with: agwaabiiginan vti

agwaabiiginan vti take it off the fire; take it off the water

Paired with: agwaabiigin vta

agwaashim vta take h/ ashore, take h/ off a boat or vehicle, unload h/ off something; take h/ off the fire

Paired with: agwaasidoon vti2

agwaasidoon vti2 take it ashore, take it off a boat or vehicle, unload it off something

Paired with: agwaashim vta

agwaasijigaade vii it is taken ashore; it is taken off the fire

agwaasijigaazo vai s/he is taken ashore; s/he is taken off the fire

take off the water
agwaa' vta take h/ off the water or fire (using something), take h/ out of the pot (using something), dip h/ out

Paired with: agwaa'an vti

agwaa'an vti take it off the water or fire (using something); take it out of the pot (using something)

agwaabiiga' vta take h/ off the water using something

Paired with: agwaabiiga'an vti

agwaabiiga'amaw vta take (it) off the water using something for h/

agwaabiiga'an vti take it off the water using something

Paired with: agwaabiiga' vta

agwaabiigin vta take h/ off the water, take h/ off the fire

Paired with: agwaabiiginan vti

agwaabiiginan vti take it off the fire; take it off the water

Paired with: agwaabiigin vta

agwaabiiginige vai s/he takes (things) the off water

talk
vi
talk
gaagiigido vai s/he talks, speaks (for some time); gives a speech

gaganoozh vta talk to h/, have a conversation with h/

gaganoonidiwag vai they talk to each other, have a conversation

arrive talking
bagamaanagidoon vai [S] s/he arrives talking

avoid talking
boonim vta avoid talking to h/; stop talking to h/

come talking
biidaanagidoone vai s/he comes talking

come from a certain place talking
ondaanagidoone vai s/he talks for a certain reason

go along talking
bimaanagidoone [N] s/he goes along talking

go away talking
animaanagidoone vai [N] s/he goes away talking

go to a certain place talking
inaanagidoone vai [N] s/he talks a certain way; s/he goes to a certain place talking

stop talking
boonim vta avoid talking to h/; stop talking to h/

gibitaanagidoone vai s/he stops talking; s/he stops gabbing

boonaanagidoone vai [N] s/he quits talking, stops talking

See also: boonaanagidoon vai [S]

boonaanagidoon vai [S] s/he quits talking, stops talking

See also: boonaanagidoone vai [N]

stop talking abruptly
bookodoone vai s/he stops talking abruptly

talk a certain way
izhigiizhwe vai [BF] s/he talks a certain way

inaanagidoone vai [N] s/he talks a certain way; s/he goes to a certain place talking

talk about
dazhim vta talk, gossip about h/

Paired with: dazhindan vti

dazhindan vti talk, gossip about it

Paired with: dazhim vta

dazhinge vai s/he talks about people, gossips

dazhinjigaade vii it is talked, gossiped about (by someone), "they" talk, gossip about it

dazhinjigaazo vai s/he is talked, gossiped about (by someone), "they" talk, gossip about h/

dazhindiwag vai they talk about, gossip about each other

dazhindizo vai s/he talks about h/ self

talk angrily
nishkaazom vta talk to h/ angrily

talk back
aazhidem vta answer h/ back; talk back to h/

talk continually
aabidaanagidoone vai [N] s/he talks continually

See also: aabidaanagidoon vai [LL] [ML]

aabidaanagidoon vai [LL] [ML] s/he talks continually

See also: aabidaanagidoone vai [N]

talk crazy
gagiibaadaanagidoon vai [S] s/he talks crazy, talks nonsense

See also: gagiibaadaanagidoone vai [N]

gagiibaadaanagidoone vai [N] s/he talks crazy, talks nonsense

talk fast
gidaatabowe vai [BL] s/he talks fast

talk flirtatiously
noojiwigiizhwe vai s/he talks flirtatiously

noojiwigiizhwaam vta talk flirtatiously to h/

noojiwigiizhwaandiwag vai they talk flirtatiously to each othe

talk in a certain place
danaanagidoon vai [S] s/he talks in a certain place

See also: danaanagidoone vai [N]

danaanagidoone vai [N] s/he talks, speaks (for some time); gives a speech; s/he talks in a certain place

See also: danaanagidoon vai [S]

talk quickly
dadaatabaanagidoon vai [LL] [ML] s/he talks quickly

See also: dadaatabaanagidoone vai [N]

dadaatabaanagidoone vai [N] s/he talks quickly

See also: dadaatabaanagidoon vai [LL] [ML]

talk nonsense
gagiibaadaanagidoon vai [S] s/he talks crazy, talks nonsense

See also: gagiibaadaanagidoone vai [N]

gagiibaadaanagidoone vai [N] s/he talks crazy, talks nonsense

talk too much
onzaamidoon vai [LL] [ML] s/he talks too much

See also: onzaamidoone vai [N]

talk without stopping
aabidaanagidoon vai [LL] [ML] s/he talks continually

See also: aabidaanagidoone vai [N]

aabidaanagidoone vai [N] s/he talks continually

See also: aabidaanagidoon vai [LL] [ML]

tall
adj
tall
ginoozi vai s/he is tall, is long

Paired with: ginwaa vii

gagaanooziwag vai they are tall, are long

ginwaa vii it is long, is tall

Paired with: ginoozi vai

gagaanwaawan vii they are long

Paired with: gagaanooziwag vai

ginwaakozi vai
  1. s/he is long (as something wood or stick-like)
  2. s/he is tall (of a person)

Paired with: ginwaakwad vii

ginwaakwad vii it is long, is tall (as something stick- or wood-like)

Paired with: ginwaakozi vai

so tall
akoozi vai s/he is a certain length, is a certain height, is so long, is so tall

Paired with: akwaa vii

akwaa vii it is a certain length, a certain height, is so long, is so tall

Paired with: akoozi vai

tallow
n
tallow
mashkawaji-bimide ni lard; tallow

deer tallow
waawaashkeshiwi-bimide ni deer tallow

moose tallow
moozo-bimide ni moose tallow