Ni Naajimiijime

Aanii (informal greeting akin to “Hi” used with friends and family).  Niijiikwenyaag (My Friends).

Ni naajimiijime nongom. – I am going after groceries now/today.

Naajimiijime Wiigamig – Grocery Store

What shall we put in our cart?  Miijim!! – Food!!

Oshki ikkidiwenan – Miijim – New words – Food

Nabop – Soup

Mandaminabop – Corn Soup

Pinaabo – Potato Soup

Baakaa’kwehnabop – Chicken Soup

Manoominabop – Wild Rice Soup

Miskwaadiisiminabop – Bean Soup

Doshkwaanes – Macaroni

Pakwezhigan – Bread

Pakwezhigansan – Cookies

Naapane / or Bassisid pakwejigan – Flour

Zibwagani Ziizibakwat – Brown Sugar

Ziizibakwat – Sugar

Amo Ziizibakwat – Honey (Bee Sugar)

Ozawa bimide – Butter

Bimide – Lard

Ziwitaagan / Ziitaagan – Salt

Gawiissagang / Wiisaagadt – Pepper

Wawon / Wawnon – Egg / Eggs

Bizhiki – Dodoshaaboo/ Doodoshaaboo – Cow Milk

Makademashkiikiiwaaboo – Black Medicine Liquid (Coffee)

Niibiishaaboo – Tea

Gitigaaning – In the garden

Mandamin – Corn

Jiisehns – Carrots

Miskodiisimin – Beans

Kosimaan – Squash

Opin / pineek – Potato / Potatoes

Ogin – Tomatoes

Zhiigaagamanj – Onions

Kchi anibiish – Cabbage

Anijiimin – Peas

Eshkandamig – Cucumber

Meat – Wiiyaas

Baakaa’kwehn – Chicken

Gokosh wiiyaas – Pork

Giigohn – Fish

Nagish – Bologna (aka Indian Steak he he)

Bizhiki wiiyaas – Beef

Waawaashkeshii wiiyaas – Venison

Mizise wiiyaas – Turkey

To Gather

Manoomin – Wild Rice

Miinan – Blueberries

Ode’minan – Strawberries

Niinaatigo Ziizibaakwat – Maple Sugar

Mishiiminag – Apples

Maanwang – Fruit

Gi bakade na? – Are you hungry?

Enh, aapijge nimbakade. – Yes, I am very hungry.

Ka, kawiin nimbakadesii. – No, I’m not hungry.

Giwii naajimiijime? – Did you go after groceries?

Enh, niwii naajimiijime noongwa.. – Yes, I went after groceries today.

Alright, I think that is where I will stop for today. There are many words and sentences that go along with learning the food words. I will try to get those up for you next weekend.