Lesson 2 Ikidowinan - Anishinaabemowin to English

This exercise lets you randomly cycle through your vocabulary in a flashcard style. Click Next to begin and to advance to new words; continue clicking Next to practice vocabulary. When you feel you know a word, click Delete to remove it from the practice set.

animoshna dog; Bakade animosh. 'The dog is hungry.'
animoshagna dogs (plural); Bakadewag animoshag. 'The dogs are hungry.'
animoonsna little dog (diminutive); Nibaa animoons. 'The puppy/little dog is sleeping.'
inday, nindayna my dog (possessive); Bakade inday. 'My dog is hungry.'
ayaavai be in a place; Iwidi ayaa mindimooyenh. 'The old woman is over there.'
awesiinhna animal; Wiisini awesiinh. 'The animal is eating.'
awesiinyagna animals (plural); Awesiinyag wiisiniwag. 'The animals are eating.'
aapijipc really (extremely), very, quite; Aapiji imbakade. 'I'm very hungry.'
aawivai be (a certain thing or being); Ikwezens aawi. 'She's a girl.'
da-pv future tense, Da-wiisini gwiiwizens. 'The boy will eat.'
daa-pv could, should, would, Indaa-wiisin. 'I should eat.'
ga-pv future tense; Giga-wiisin ina? 'Are you (sg) going to eat?'
gaazhagensna cat; Bakade gaazhagens. 'The cat is hungry.'
gaazhagensagna cats (plural); Bakadewag gaazhagensag. 'The cats are hungry.'
gichi-, chi-pv, pn great, very, big; Gichi-wiisini ikwezens. 'The girl is really chowing down.' Gichi-zhigaag ayaa iwidi! 'There's a big skunk over there!'
gii-pv past tense; ingii-wiisin 'I ate'; gii-wiisini inday 'My dog ate.'
giinpn you (sg.) (second person singular personal pronoun); Giin ina gigii-wiisin? 'Did YOU(sg.) eat?'
ikidovai say (such), speak so; 'Boozhoo,' gii-ikido gwiiwizens. 'The boy said 'Hi.'' Aaniin ekidong 'cat'? 'How does one say 'cat'?'
makwana bear; Makwa da-bakade. 'The bear will be hungry.'
makwagna bears (plural); Makwag da-bakadewag. 'The bears will be hungry.'
makoonsna bear cub, little bear (diminutive); Makoons indaaw. 'I am a cub.' (said by certain rabid fans in Chicago)
miinawaapc again, also, and; gaazhagens miinawaa animosh '(the) dog and (the) cat'; Miinawaa ingii-wiisin. 'I ate again.'
na, inapc question particle used with yes/no-type questions; Giwii-wiisin ina? 'Do you want to eat?'; Bakade na animosh? 'Is the dog hungry?'
niinpr I, me, my (first person singular personal pronoun). Niin inday bakade. 'MY dog is hungry'; Ingii-wiisin niin. 'As for ME, I ate.'
ozhibii'igevai write (things); Inga-ozhibii'ige. 'I'm going to write.'
sapc emphatic particle; Niin sa, Rand. 'It is I, Rand. (typical ending to a letter if your name happens to be Rand).
wii-pv want to, intend to; Niwii-wiisin. 'I want to eat.'
wiinpr s/he, her/him, hers/his (third person singular personal pronoun); Wiin gii-wiisini. 'As for HER, she ate.'
zhigaagna skunk; Zhigaag nibaa. 'The skunk is sleeping.'
zhigaagwagna skunks (plural) Zhigaagwag nibaawag. 'The skunks are sleeping.'
zhigaagoonsna little skunk, baby skunk (diminutive); Zhigaagoons nibaa. 'The little skunk is sleeping.'
zhiishiibna duck; Zhiishiib wiisini. 'The duck is eating.'
zhiishiibagna ducks (plural); Zhiishiibag wiisiniwag. 'The ducks are eating.'
zhiishiibensna duckling, little duck (diminutive) Zhiishiibens nibaa. 'The duckling is sleeping.'