s/he doesn't hear right, mishears, misunderstands
maanitam 3s ind; maanitang 3s conj; mayaanitang 3s ch-conj; Stem: /maanit+am-/
Gego gegoo inaaken a'awe. Mii go onjida ezhi-ayaad maanitang.
Don't say anything to him. That's just his nature that he can't get anything right that he's told.