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hiaaniin
you aregidaaw
are you one of the ppl?anishinaabe na gidaaw? a nish in ahh be Na? gi dow
I am one of the pplanishinaabe indaaw a nish in ahh be in dow
do you speak the language?gidoojibwem na? gi doe jee bwem na?
just a littlebangii eta go bon gee et a go
and you?giin dash geen dah sh
how are you?aaniish ezhi ayaayan a neesh a she I yi yen
I'm finenimino ayaa ni me no a ya
thank youmiigwech mig we ch
it is a good daymino-giizhigad me no gee zhe gad
i'll see you againgiga waabamin minnawaa
I'm hungry, do you want to eat?Nbakade, gwii-wiisinin na? nbakade, gwe we sin nah nah
Lets go to...."Park" Zhaadaa! "PLACE" zha da
i don't feel so well..nimaazhi-ayaa Nima she a ya
NO!gaawin ga ween
I understandninisodotam Nin is o doe tom
I don't understand.gaawiin ninisodotanziin Gah ween nin is o doe tan zeen
do you understand?ginisidotam na? Gin is i doe tom Na?
yes, I understandyes for male Henh, female henyanh.. ninisodotam
where is?aandi (Leena) on-dee
boxmakak ma-kak
bagmashkimod Mash ki ma d
bookmazina igan Ma zee na I gan
welcomebizhaazhig Bi Zhah zhig
I love youGizahgiin Guy za geen
Friendniiji
dog womananimosh ikwe Ani mosh ik way
rattlesnakezhiishiigwe zhe sheeg way
laughing bearmukwa (makwa) baapiiwin muk wa baa pee win
little foxuhgahshe waagosh Ooh ga she wah gosh
wolfMa iingan ma ing gan
piggookoosh
wee bear (small bear)weshki mukwa (makwa) Wesh ki muk wa
familyin do daim
helloboozhoo
womanikwe
maninini
where?aaniindi?
where are you from?aaniindi wenjibbyan?
right heremii omaa
wheres the lake?aaniindi zaaga' igan
lakezaaga' igan
over thereiwidi (e-we-dee)
where are they dancing?aaniindi niimi'idiwaad? (A neen dee neme inde wad
are they dancing?niimi'iniwaad?
they are dancing over there.niimi'indiwag iwidi (ne me inde wag e we day)
my name is...in deesh na cause
i come from..in doe ja baa
I am hereindayaa (In dye ah)
you are heregidayaa (gi dye ah)
what is your name?aaniin ezhinikaazoyan? (Aneen e she nee ka zoe yan?)
his/her name is...Izhinikaazo (e she nee ka zo)
you say it!ikidon ( Ike e don)
you ALL say it!ikidog (Ike e dog)
you listen!bizindan (be-zin-don)
you all listen!bizindamok (be-zin-da-muk)
he/she is visitingmawadishiwe (Ma wadish e way)
he/she is workinganoki (A no key)
he/she is straightening upzagakinige (za ga keen e gee)
he/she is cleaningbiinichige (been e chee ge)
he/she writingOzhibii'ige (oshe be e gee)
he/she is studying/reading/counting..Agindaaso (A gin daaa so)
he/she is helping out.wiidookaazo (we do kaa zo)
he/she is leavingmaa jaa (maa ja)
he/she is returning/coming backbi azhe giiwe (Be ashe gee way)
he/she is going homegiiwe (Gee way)
he/she is workingAnokii (an O key
you are finegimino-ayaa (gime no aya)
you are not feeling wellgimaazhi-ayaa
I am sickindaakoz (in da koe Z)
you are sickgidaa koz (Ge da koz)
he/she is sickAakozi (ah ko zee)
I am tiredindayekoz (In die a koz)
you are tiredgidayekoz (Ge die a koz)
he/she is tiredAyekozi (ah yah ko zay)
i feel goodnimino-manji
YOU feel goodGimino manji
he/she feels goodmino manji o
outsideagwajiing (ag wa jing)
it is snowingzoogipon (Zoe gee pon)
raininggimiwan (Gee me wan)
it is hot OUTSIDEgizhaate magod (Gi zha ta) outside= (ma gad)
what time is itAaniin epiichigiizhiigak e pee cche gee she gak
lastishkwaaj (Ishk waj)
moon, sun,monthgiizis (Gee zis)
day it iseshe giizhiigak (E she gee she gak)
you write itOzhibii'an (o zhe be on)
theseono (Oh no)
write in englishZhaaganaashiiwibii'an
write in OjibweOjibwewibii'an
translateAanikanosidoon (ana kin os edon)
that is correctmii gwayak (me g why yuk)
correct thisgwayakobii'an o'o (G why yuk o bee an OH o
beforejibwaa (jib wah)
afterishkwaa (ish k wah)
laternaagaj (Nah gaj)
soonwayiiba (Way e ba)
a long timeginwenzh (gin wen zh)
not yetmashi (mash e)
stillgeyaabi (gee yah be)
a little whileAjina (Ah jee na)
rest, break, weekendanwebing (on way bing)
is that all?Mii ina eta go
thats allmii eta go i'iw (me eta go e ew)
me, aloneniin eta
you, alonegiin eta
her/him alonewiin eta
me, alsoniin sa go
you, alsogiin sa go
him/her alsowiin sa go
me toogaye niin sa go ( gay e neen sa go)
that's right/ goodmii igwayak (Me ig way yak)
this is NOT right/ not good..gaawiin gwa yak
how many (or) how much?Aaniin dash minik?
is it there?Ate (ah ta)
he/she cookinggiizizekwe (gee zee zag way)
he/she making teaaniibiishike (anna bee she kay)
soup/ stewnaboob (nah boob)
COFFEEMakade mashkikiwaaboo (mak a day mash key key wah bo)
MilkDoodooshaaboo (do do sha boo)
sugarziinzibaakwad (zee zee bak wad)
saltzhiiwitaagan (zhe we ta gan)
pepperwaasagang (wah sa gong)
butterdoodooshaaboo-bimide (do do sha bo bi mi day)
breadbakwezhigan (bak we she gan)
egg eggswaawan (wa won) waawanoon (wa won oon)
deer meatwaawaashkeshiwi-wiiyass (wah wash key shew we yas)
ricemanoomin (man o min)
fishgiigoonh (gee goon)
Hominygijikonayezigan (gi jee konay e zegan)
SundayAnama'e giizhigad
MondayAnama'e ish kwa
TuesdayNii zho giizhigad (nee zho gee zhe gad)
WednesdayAhbitoesah (ah be toe sah)
Thursdayniiyo giizhigad (nee yo) "
FridayNaano giizhigad
Saturdaygiziibiigisaginige-giizhegad (gezee bee gis saga ni ga-"
TodayNoongom
YesterdayBijinaago (B jee na go)
tomorrowwaabang (wah bung)
Day after tomorrowAwaswaabang (Ah was wa bung)
day before yesterdayAwasonaago (Ah was on a go) add CHI for the day before that day.
Axewaa gaak wad
WE (exclusive)niinawind (ne na wind)
you allgiina waa (geen a wa)
theywiina waa (win a wa)
thats good for yougidebi'i diz (gi deb i dez)
thats good for himdebi idizo (debi id i zo)
come in (talking to 1 person)biindigen (been de gen)
come in (talking to many)biindigeg (been de geg)
a lot, much, manynibowa (nib O wa)
too muchonzaam-niibowa (on zaam- neb o wa)
not to much not to fastgaawiin niibowa
Easy, slowlyweweni (we we nee)
JanuaryGichi manidoo giizis (Gichi manidoo GEE zis)
FebruaryNamebini giizis (NamA bEnE gEE zis)
March (one of two ways)Bebookwadaagimi-giizis (ba book wa daga ma gee zis)
March (one of two ways to say March)Onaabani Giizis (Ona bana Gee Zis)
Apriliskigamizige-giizis (Iska gim a zage gee zis)
MayZaagibagaa-giizis (Zah gib a gaa gee zis)
JuneOde'imini giizis (O day im ina gee zis)
JulyBaapaashkizige-giizis (ba pash kiza gay gee zis)
AugustMiini-giizis (Meena gee zis)
septemberBinaakwe giizis (Ben ahk way gee zis)
OctoberWaatebagaa giizis Wat to baga gee zis)
NovemberGashkadino giizis (gash ka deno gee zis)
DecemberManidoo giizisoons (Mad i doe gee zo sons)
Number ONEBEZHIG (Bay shik)
Number TWONIIZH (Neesh)
Number THREENISWI (shway)
Number FourNIIWIN (Nee-win)
Number FiveNAANAN (nah nin)
Number sixIngodwaaswi (In god was way)
Number sevenNiizhwaaswi (nish was shway
Number EightIshwaashwi (ish wash way)
Number NineZhaangaswi (Zhang gaas way)
Number TenMidaaswi (mid dah sway)
Time for bedOnibaan (Oni bahn)
Skullkaadaagandip (Kah dahgon dip
mouthdoon (doan)
Nosejaansh Jon sh
Buttbwaam (bwom)
long hairginwaankwe ( gin wahn kway)
Dirty foot/feetwiinzid (win zid) (feet)Wiinzid an
Tell "Mukwa" to be quiet..Zhinwaa "Mukwa" wii bizaanyaad(zhinway " webiz an yad)
stop being meanGegwa jizhiwebzike ezhichiged.
sorry about "X"Gaawiin jidaa "X" gaa.
why don't you love me?Aani dash enjizaagisiiwin (en je za gis a win)
NaughtyZhiingiz (she giz)
SquirrelJidamo



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