Archive for the ‘Phrases’ Category

It is raining.

It’s raining in Ojibwe.

Gimiwan. (Gih-me-wan.)

It’s raining in Dakota.

Magazu. (Mah-ghah-zhoo.)

It is windy.

It’s windy in Ojibwe.

Noodin. (New-din.)

It’s windy in Dakota.

Tate yaƞpa. (Tah-tay yahn-pah.)

My name is _____.

My name is ____. in Dakota.

____ emakiyapi do. (____ eh-mah-key-yah-pee doh).

Women- leave out the “do” at the end of the sentence. Instead say “ye.”

My name is ____. in Ojibwe.

______ indizhinikaaz. (______ in-dih-zhi-nih-kahz.)

What’s your name?

What’s your name? in Dakota.

Toked eniciyapi he? (doe-ked eh-nee-chee-yah-pee heh?)

What’s your name? in Ojibwe.

Aaniin ezhinikaazoyan? (ah-neen ay-zhih-nih-kah-zoh-yun?)

I’m full.

I’m full in Ojibwe.

Indebisinii (in-day-bis-in-nee).

I’m full in Dakota.

Wimapi (wee-mah-phee).

What do you want to eat?

What do you want to eat? in Ojibwe.

Awegonen waa-miijiiyan? (ah-way-goh-nayn wah-mee-gee-yuhn?)

What to you want to eat? in Dakota.

Taku yata yaciƞ he? (dah-koo yah-tah yah-cheehn heh?)

What’s the weather like today?

What’s it like outside today? in Ojibwe.

Aaniin ezhiwebak agwajiing noongom? (aah-neen ay-zhih-way-buk uh-gwuh-jiing?)

What’s the weather like today? in Dakota.

Aƞpetu kiƞ de tokeca he? (aahn-peh-too keen day doe-keh-chah heh?)

I am sick.

I am sick in Ojibwe.

I am sick in Dakota.

Wamayazaƞke (wah-mayah-zonk-ay).

It is sunny outside.

It’s clear out in Ojibwe.

Mizhakwad (mih zhuh kwud).

It is sunny outside in Dakota.

Taƞkad wihinape. (tahn-kahd wee-hee-nah-pay).

I am tired.

I am tired in Ojibwe.

Indayekoz (in duh yay kohs)

I am tired in Dakota.

Wamatuka (wah-mah-too-kah).