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How to use the Ojibwe People's Dictionary

word
n
word
ikidowin ni a word

work
vi
work
anokii vai s/he works

able to work
gashkanokii vai s/he is able to work

busy working
ondamanokii vai s/he is busy working

finish work
giizhiitaa vai s/he finishes, gets done

make work
anokii' vta make h/ work, put h/ to work, employ h/

pretend to work
anokiikaazo vai s/he pretends to work

quit working
ishkwaataa vai s/he is at the end of an activity; s/he stops an activity, stops working, quits working, quits a job

start working
maadanokii vai s/he starts working

maadanokaadan vti start working on it

Paired with: maadanokaazh vta

maadanokaazh vta start working on h/

Paired with: maadanokaadan vti

maajiikan vti start working on it

Paired with: maajiikaw vta

maajiikaw vta start working on h/

used to working
nagadanokii vai s/he is used to working

work a certain way
inanokii vai s/he works a certain way, does a certain kind of work, has a certain job

work at
dazhiikan vti work at it, on it; be involved, occupied, engaged with it

Paired with: dazhiikaw vta

dazhiikaw vta be involved, occupied, engaged with h/; work at h/

Paired with: dazhiikan vti

dazhiikigaade vii it is worked on, worked at (by someone), "they" work on it, at it

dazhiikigaazo vai s/he is worked on, worked at (by someone), "they" work on, work at h/

work constantly
aabidanokii vai s/he continues, works constantly

aabijitaa vai s/he continues, works constantly

work for
anokiitaw vta work for h/

anokiitaage vai s/he works for people

anokiitaazo vai s/he works for h/ self

See also: anokiitaadizo vai

anokiitaadizo vai s/he works for h/ self

See also: anokiitaazo vai

work in a certain place
dananokii vai s/he works in a certain place

work into the night
niibaataa vai s/he works into the night

work on
anokaadan vti work on or at it

Paired with: anokaazh vta

anokaazh vta work on or at h/

Paired with: anokaadan vti

anokaajigan ni something worked on, a product, a craft item ; plural: goods

work secretly
giimoodanokii vai s/he works secretly, works in secret

work until daylight
waabananokii vai s/he works until daylight

work with
wiidanokiim vta work with h/

wiidanokiindiwag vai they work with each other

work
n
work
anokiiwin ni work, a job

find work
mikwanokii vai s/he finds work, finds a job

look for work
nandawanokii vai [S] s/he looks for work, looks for a job

See also: andawanokii vai [C] [N]

andawanokii vai [C] [N] s/he looks for work, looks for a job

See also: nandawanokii vai [S]

certain kind of work
inanokii vai s/he works a certain way, does a certain kind of work, has a certain job

unable to find work
gwiinawanokii vai s/he is unable to find work, unable to find a job

worker
n
worker
anokiiwikwe na a (female) worker

anokiiwinini na a worker, a male worker

good worker
gotaamigozi vai s/he is a good worker, is a good provider

hard worker
ginzhizhawizi vai s/he is a hard worker

fellow worker
wiidanokiimaagan na a co-worker, a fellow worker

workshop
n
workshop
anokiiwigamig ni a workshop, a factory

world
n
all over the world
miziwekamig adv loc all over the world

worm
n
worm
moose na a grub, a worm

moosekaa vii there are (many) worms

manijoosh na [N] a bug, an insect, a worm

worried
adj
worried
ondamendam vai2 s/he is preoccupied, is worried

worry
vi
worry
babaamendan vti pay attention to, be preccupied with, worry about, bother it

Paired with: babaamenim vta

babaamenim vta pay attention to, worry about, be preoccupied with, bother h/

Paired with: babaamendan vti

worthless
adj
think worthless
goopadendan vti think it worthless

Paired with: goopadenim vta

goopadenim vta think h/ worthless

Paired with: goopadendan vti