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nookaabaawadoon vti2

soften it with water

Paired with: nookaabaawazh vta

ninookaabaawadoon 1s - 0s ind; onookaabaawadoon 3s - 0s ind; nookaabaawadood 3s - 0 conj; nwaakaabaawadood 3s - 0 ch-conj; nookaabaawadoon 2s - 0 imp; Stem: /nookaabaawad-/

Akawe nookaabawadoon manoomin jibwaa-gabaatooyan wemitigoozhii-ozhichigan.

Before you cook paddy rice, first soak it to soften it.

wemitigoozhii-ozhichigan here identifies "paddy rice", planted and grown in rice paddies, as opposed to Anishinaabe-manoomin.

nookaabaawadoon /nookaabaawad-/: /nookaabaawe-/ stem of nookaabaawe vii ; /-d/
act on it