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English/Ojibwe translation and sound clips

Lakehead Public School Board would like to thank Felicia Waboose and Victoria Nate for their incredible contributions in creating the language sound clips and translations. Words and phrases recorded reflect the dialect used in Eabametoong First Nation which is a centralized version of Ojibway and may differ from other Ojibway dialects.

Basic phrases

English:
Ojibwe:
Ojibwe language
Anishinaabemowin
Welcome/hello
Boozhoo/Pooshoo
Come in
Biindigen/Piindigen
Thank you
Miigwech
I am good
狈颈尘辞鈥檃测补
What is your name?
Aniin eshinikasoyan?
Felicia is my name
Felicia nidishinikas
Where are you from?
Anindi wenjiyan?
What is the weather like?
Aniin eshigiizhigak?
It is a nice day
Mino giizhigan
The weather is not good
Mazhi giizhigan

School terms

School
碍颈办颈苍辞辞鈥檃尘补迟颈颈飞颈驳补尘颈驳
Students
碍颈办颈苍辞辞鈥檃尘补飞补驳补苍补驳
Female teachers
Ikwe kikinoo鈥檃mage
Male teachers
Nabe kikinoo鈥檃mage
Administration office
翱辞锄丑颈产颈颈鈥檌驳别飞颈颈驳补尘颈驳辞辞苍驳
School principal
碍颈办颈苍辞辞鈥檃尘补迟颈颈飞颈驳补尘颈驳o鈥檕gima
School books
碍颈办颈苍辞辞鈥檃尘补迟颈颈飞颈尘补蝉颈苍补鈥檌驳补苍补苍
Pens/pencils
翱锄丑颈产颈颈鈥檌驳补苍补办辞辞驳
Scissors
Moozhawgan
Glue
笔补苍补蝉办补迟补鈥檌驳补苍
Sit (singular)
Namatabin
Sit (plural)
Namatabiyok
Go outside
厂补驳补鈥檃苍
Let鈥檚 go outside
碍补蝉补驳补鈥檃尘颈苍
Don鈥檛 go outside
Kegoowiin saga鈥檃gen
Let鈥檚 go inside
Kigapiindigemin
Let鈥檚 eat
Kigawiisinimin
Come here
Piizhan oma

Counting

One
Pezhig
Two
Niizhin
Three
Nisin
Four
Niiwin
Five
Nanan
Six
Gotawsi
Seven
Nizhawsi
Eight
Shawsi
Nine
Shangasi
Ten
Mitasi
Eleven
Mitashipeshig
Twelve
Mitashiniishin
Thirteen
Mitashinisin
Fourteen
Mitashiniiwin
Fifteen
Mitashinaanan
Sixteen
Mitashigotawsi
Seventeen
Mitashiniishawsi
Eighteen
Mitashishawsi
Nineteen
Mitashishangasi
Twenty
Niishitana
Thirty
Nisomitana
Forty
Niimitana
Fifty
Naanomitana
Sixty
Gotawsomitana
Seventy
Niizhawsomitana
Eighty
Shawsomitana
Ninety
Shangasomitana
Hundred
Gotawk

Colours

Black
Makatewa
Blue
Oozhawashkaw
Green (darker blue)
Makate oozhawashkaw
Red
Miskaw
Pink (light red)
Wabi miskaw
White
Waabaa
Yellow
Oozaawa
Brown (darker yellow)
Makate oosawa

Animals

Bear
Makwa
Deer
Wawashkeshi
Eagle
Migizi
Fish
Kiigoos
Otter
Nigig
Rabbit
Waboos
Skunk
Shigag
Squirrel
Ajitamo
Wolf
惭补鈥檌颈驳补苍

Natural environment

Blueberry pie
Oshawashkomiini piitosichigan
Earth
Aki
Flower
Wabigon
Grass
Miizhashkoon
Is it raining?
Kimiwan ina
Is it snowing?
Sookipon ina
Is it sunny?
Sagate ina
Is it windy?
Kichinootin ina
Plant
Kitigan
Strawberry
翱辞迟别鈥檌尘颈苍
Sun
Kiisis
Tobacco
Asema
Water
Nibi
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