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OJIBWA WEEKLY WORDS

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Circle Time Talk

Teachers, Please practice words of week with class during circle time. 

Circle Time Talk

|Months |Weeks |Food| Numbers |Colors |Seasons|

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Months

Giichi manido giizis (great spirit moon) January

Namebini giizis (sucker moon) February

Onaabani giizis (crust on the snow moon) March

Ishkigamizige giizis (sap boiling moon) April

Waabigoni giizis (flower moon) May

Zagibagaa giizis (budding moon) May

Ode'imini giizis (strawberry moon) June

Miini giizis (blueberry moon) July

Baashkizige giizis (explosion moon) July

Aabita niibino giizis (half summer moon) July

Manoominike giizis (wildrice making moon) August

Waatebagaa Giizis (Leaves Changing Moon) September

Binaakwe giizis (raking/falling leaves moon) October

Gashkidino giizis (freezing/ice forming moon) November

Manido Giizisoohns (little spirit moon) December

Days of Week

Anamii'e giizhigad (prayer day Sunday

Ishkwaa anamii'e giizhigad (after prayer day) Monday

Niizho giizhigad (second day) Tuesday

Aabitoose (halfway) Wednesday

Niiyo giizhigad (fourth day) Thursday

Naano giizhigad (fifth day) Friday

Ishkwaa anokii giizhigad (after work day) Saturday

Giiziibiigisaginige giizhigad (floor scrubbing day) Saturday  

Food

Gibakade'na Are you hungry??

Hehn! Nimbakade Yes! I am hungry

Gaawiin nimbakadesiin No, I 'm not hungry

Nindebisin I'm full/I had enough to eat

Wiisinin! Eat! (singular command)

Wiisinig! Eat! (plural command)

Wiisinidaa! Let's eat

Niwiisin I'm eating

Niwiiwiisin I want to eat

Ningawiisin I shall eat

Ningiiwiisin  I ate

Wiisini He/she is eating  

Numbers

Bezhig (one) 1

Niizh (two) 2

Niswi (three) 3

Niiwin (four) 4

Naanan (five) 5

Ningodwaaswi (six) 6

Niizhwaaswi (seven) 7

Ishwaaswi (eight) 8

Zhaangaswi (nine) 9

Midaaswi (ten) 10

Midaaswi shi bezhig (ten plus one) 11

Midaaswi shi niizh (ten plus two) 12

Midaaswi shi niswi (ten plus three) 13

Midaaswi shi niiwin (ten plus four) 14

Midaaswi shi naanan (ten plus five) 15

Midaaswi shi ningodwaaswi (ten plus six) 16

Midaaswi shi niizhwaaswi (ten plus seven) 17

Midaaswi shi ishwaaswi (ten plus eight) 18

Midaaswi shi zhaangaswi (ten plus nine) 19

Niizhtana (twenty) 20

Niizhtana shi bezhig (twenty plus one) 21

Niizhtana shi niizh (twenty plus two) 22

Niizhtana shi niswi (twenty plus three) 23

Niizhtana shi niiwin (twenty plus four) 24

Niizhtana shi naanan (twenty plus five) 25

Niizhtana shi ningodwaaswi (twenty plus six) 26

Niizhtana shi niizhwaaswi (twenty plus seven) 27

Niizhtana shi ishwaaswi (twenty plus eight) 28

Niizhtana shi zhaangaswi (twenty plus nine) 29

Nisimidana (thirty) 30

Nisimidana shi bezhig (thirty plus one) 31  

Colors

 

He/she is coloredÖ

Color

It is coloredÖ

Makadewizi

Black

Makade

Gegaamakadewizi

Grey

Gegaamakade

Waabishkizi

White

Waabishkaa

Miskozi

Red

Miskwaa

Miskozaawizi

Orange

Miskozaawaa

Ozaawizi

Yellow

Ozaawaa

Aniibiishkozi

Green

Aniibiishkaande

Ozhaawashkozi

Blue

Ozhaawashkwaa

Miiningozi

Purple

Miininganaande

Makadewizaawizi

Brown

Makadewizaawaa

Oginaanzo

Pink

Oginaande

Zhooniyaawaanzo  

Silver

Zhooniyaawaande

Waasewizaawizi

Gold

Waasewizaawaa

Colors have expanded have the years have gone onÖ which is why we have new colors added into our vocabulary.

Seasons

Biboon

Winter

Biboong

In the wintertime

Ziigwan

Spring

Ziigwang

In the springtime

Niibin

Summer

Niibing

In the summertime

Dagwaagi

Fall

Dagwaagig

In the Fulltime

Weather

Aaniin ezhiwebak agwajing???

Whatís happening outside???

Giisinaa(magad)

Itís cold out

Dakiyaa(magad)

Itís cool out

Gizhaate(magad)

Itís hot out

Abawaa(magad)

Itís warm out

Gimiwan

Itís raining

Ningwaanakwad

Itís cloudy out

Mizhaakwad    

Itís a clear sky

Zoogipo(magad)

Itís snowing

Waasimowag

Itís lightning

Animikii(kaa)

Itís thundering

Noodin

Itís windy

Gichinoodin

Itís very windy

Minogiizhigad

Itís a good  day

Classrooms

Adoopowin(an) Chair(s)

Apabiwin(an) Table(s)

Waasechigan(an) Window(s)

Ishkwaandem(an) Door(s)

Michisag(oon) Floor(s)

Asaamisag(oon) Wall(s)

Ataasowin(an) Cupboard(s)/storage

Dibai'igiiziswaan(ag) Clock(s)

Waasakonenjigan(an) Light(s)

Aate'igan(an) Fire extinguisher(s)

Mazinai'igan(an) Paper(s)/Book(s)

Akii mazinai'igan(an) Map(s)

Gizhaabikizigan(an) Stove(s)

Jiibaakwewigamig(oon) Kitchen(s)

Nibaagan(an) Bed(s)

Nibaagaahns(an) Crib(s)

Didibise apabiwin(an) Rocking chair(s)

Gizhiibiiba'ige makak(oon) Washing machine(s)

Waabandizowin(an) Mirror(s)

Biiwaabikoohns(an) Telephone(s)

Naabinootaage makak(oon) Tape recorder(s)

Bizindamoo makak(oon) Radio(s)

 

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