Note: The English - Diné Dictionary is in the process of being populated using the words from the Diné - English Dictionary. Be patient while this process is being done. This site uses the Navajo fonts "Century Gothic Navajo", "Times New Roman Navajo", and "Verdana Navajo". Please click on the hyperlinks to the left to download the Navajo fonts.

English - Diné (Navajo) Dictionary:  A

English → Diné:   [ A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ]
Diné → English:   [ A B Ch, Ch D, Dl, Dz E G, Gh H, Hw I J K, K, Kw L, { M N O S, Sh T, T, Tl, Ts, Ts W X Y Z, Zh ]
[ Colors Day and Night Days of the Week Human Body Kinship Months of the Year Numbers Time ]


- A -

abdomen, belly, stomach area
ats3 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
about (asking him/her), one asks
b7na7zhd7lkid , b7nab7zhd7lkid
T1adoo le4 doo ho[ b44h0zing00 47 b7na7zhd7lkid [eh.  (One asks questions when one does not know the answer.)
Ashkii h1ajigo l1 Nanizhoozh7 b7nab7zhd7[kid.  (She/he asked the boy, which way to Gallup.)
Return to Top
 
about him/her/it, around him/her/it, toward him/her/it, because of him/her/it
baa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Bi[ haj77j47 baa hane.  (The story about siblings.)
Return to Top
 
about it! (do not forget)
baa y00n44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
about it (I forgot), I forgot it
beis4nah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
about it (you ask him/her)
b7nab7d7[kid Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
above (up), up in the air, up, up high, up in the sky
The Navajo suffix –go is used to say or speak h0dah or w0dah correctly in a sentence.
h0dah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , w0dah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , h0dahgo , w0dahgo
Ts7dii h0dahgo tsin y22h dah sid1.  (The bird is sitting up in the tree.)
Shichah h0dahgo sh1 dah s7aah.  (Set my hat up for me (on a shelf).)
Chid7 naata7 w0dahgo naata.  (The airplane is flying about up above.)
Ats1 w0dahgo dah siz98go yii[ts3.  (I saw an eagle flying along up in the sky.)
Return to Top
 
according to it
bikehgo Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
according to the Navajo, in Navajo
din4kehj7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
account of it (on)
bikee Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
ache, pain, it hurts
diniih
Return to Top
 
ache (ear)
ajaayi hodiniih
Return to Top
 
ache (eye), eye pain
an11 diniih
Return to Top
 
ache (stomach), stomach pain
ats3 hodiniih
Return to Top
 
ache (tooth), tooth pain
awoo diniih
Return to Top
 
acquainted with him (I am), I know him, I know how to (do it)
b44hasin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , b44honisin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Bilag1ana shiye y1 0[ta7g77 doo b44honisin da.  (I'm not acquainted with the white man that is my son's teacher.)
Niye John woly4h7g77 b44hasin.  (I know your son John.)
Naashk== b44hasin.  (I know how to swim.)
Return to Top
 
added to it, (and).   and added to it,
d00 baaan Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
Adverbializing and subordinating suffix attached to the end of a Navajo word.
-go Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
hai  (winter)   →   haigo  (during the winter)  or  (in the wintertime)
sh9  (summer)   →   sh98go  (during the summer)  or  (in the summertime)
j9  (day)   →   j98go  (during the day)  or  (in the daytime)
Atiing00 yish1a[go shii[ts3.  (He saw me while walking along the road.)
Ani88hii shii[ts32go sits33 dah diilwod.  (When the thief saw me he took off on the run.)  or  (Having seen me the thief ran off.)
T[44d33 ashhoshgo shichid7 shee neest99.  (Last night as (while) I slept my car was stolen.)  or  (While sleeping last night my car was stolen.)
Return to Top
 
affection (to express), a term of endearment
h1shinee
Shim1 h1shinee shi[ n7i [eh.  (My mother usually uses term of endearment too.)
Return to Top
 
affects him (a sickness), to catch a sickness, to come down with a sickness, to ail him
bididoolnah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
affected by a sickness (he is getting), he is catching a sickness, he is coming down with a sickness, the sickness is ailing him
bidiln44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
afford it (I can not)
bioh neesh3 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
after him, for him
b7k1 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
after the hour
bee bil1ooskid
Tsostsid oolki[ naadiin bee bil1ooskidgo shighand00 shi[ dah n7diilwo.  (I leave my house 20 minutes after seven o'clock.)
Return to Top
 
after the other (one)
a[k44 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
afternoon (mid-)
a[n7n73 d00 bikij8
Return to Top
 
again (he ran)
an1lwod Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
again (I helped her)
b7k1 an1shwod Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
again (I ran)
an1shwod Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
age (his/her years of)
bin11hai
Shim1 47 tsostsidiin bin11hai.  (My mother is seventy years of age.)
Return to Top
 
ago (a long time), in olden times
a[kid33 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
ago (then [in past] long), during that time, at that time
77d33 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
again (you (singular) say it)
1n11d7n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , bee 1n11d7n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
ahead, up front
al32j8 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
ahead of him, in front of him
bil32ji Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
ail him (to), a sickness affects him, to catch a sickness, to come down with a sickness
bididoolnah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
ailing him (a sickness is), he is getting affected by a sickness, he is catching a sickness, he is coming down with a sickness
bidiln44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
air (up in the), up, up above, up high, up in the sky
The Navajo suffix –go is used to say or speak h0dah or w0dah correctly in a sentence.
h0dah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , w0dah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , h0dahgo , w0dahgo
Ts7dii h0dahgo tsin y22h dah sid1.  (The bird is sitting up in the tree.)
Shichah h0dahgo sh1 dah s7aah.  (Set my hat up for me (on a shelf).)
Chid7 naata7 w0dahgo naata.  (The airplane is flying about up above.)
Ats1 w0dahgo dah siz98go yii[ts3.  (I saw an eagle flying along up in the sky.)
Return to Top
 
airplane
chid7 naata7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
airplane baggage security screener, x-ray apparatus, x-ray screener, x-ray machine
bee agh1dadildlaad7
Return to Top
 
Albuquerque
Beeld77ldahsinil Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
alka-seltzer
azee yib4zh7
Shibid neezgaigo azee yib4zh7 yishdl33.  (I took/drank alka-seltzer for my stomach ache.)
Return to Top
 
all of it
a[tso Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
all the time
1[ahj8 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
allowable, it is legal
bee haz3 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
along, alongside, among, around, movement toward.   An enclitic particle suffix attached to the end of a noun that causes the word to move toward, along, alongside, among, or around, a specific place.
-g00 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
)ltag00 d4y1.  (I am going to school.)  or  (I am on my way to school.)
Nan7zhoozh7g00 diitash.  (Let us go to Gallup.)
T1b22hg00 yig11l.  (He is walking along the shore.)
Atiing00 yish11[.  (I am walking along the road.)
Dzi[g00 naash1.  (I am walking around in the mountains.)
Naad33 bitahg00 naash1.  (I am walking around in (among) the corn.)
Dzi[ bik11g00 shi[ naata.  (I am riding around above the mountain (in a plane).)
Return to Top
 
alongside, along, among, around, movement toward.   An enclitic particle suffix attached to the end of a noun that causes the word to move toward, along, alongside, among, or around, a specific place.
-g00 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
)ltag00 d4y1.  (I am going to school.)  or  (I am on my way to school.)
Nan7zhoozh7g00 diitash.  (Let us go to Gallup.)
T1b22hg00 yig11l.  (He is walking along the shore.)
Atiing00 yish11[.  (I am walking along the road.)
Dzi[g00 naash1.  (I am walking around in the mountains.)
Naad33 bitahg00 naash1.  (I am walking around in (among) the corn.)
Dzi[ bik11g00 shi[ naata.  (I am riding around above the mountain (in a plane).)
Return to Top
 
alongside, beside, on
b22h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
alongside it
b22hg00 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
alongside it, besides it, proportionate to it, near him, enough
b7ighah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
alphabets (Navajo)
Din4 saad bee1l7n7
Return to Top
 
alright, okay, very well
h1gosh99 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
also, too
a[d0 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , d0 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Sh7d0!  (Me too!)
Shideezh7d0!  (My little sister too!)
Return to Top
 
am (I)
1n7sht4 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
a.m. or p.m. (4:00)
d98di azl99
Return to Top
 
American Indians, Native Americans, Natives.   Literal Translation:   dark-skinned or brown skinned people.
Din4 Bik1g7 Daasht[izh7g77
Return to Top
 
Americans (Native), American Indians, Natives.   Literal Translation:   dark-skinned or brown skinned people.
Din4 Bik1g7 Daasht[izh7g77
Return to Top
 
among, along, alongside, around, movement toward.   An enclitic particle suffix attached to the end of a noun that causes the word to move toward, along, alongside, among, or around, a specific place.
-g00 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
)ltag00 d4y1.  (I am going to school.)  or  (I am on my way to school.)
Nan7zhoozh7g00 diitash.  (Let us go to Gallup.)
T1b22hg00 yig11l.  (He is walking along the shore.)
Atiing00 yish11[.  (I am walking along the road.)
Dzi[g00 naash1.  (I am walking around in the mountains.)
Naad33 bitahg00 naash1.  (I am walking around in (among) the corn.)
Dzi[ bik11g00 shi[ naata.  (I am riding around above the mountain (in a plane).)
Return to Top
 
among others
atah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
among others (he/she), he/she among them, he/she among people, he/she among members of the body
bitah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
among members of the body (he/she), he/she among people, he/she among others, he/she among them
bitah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
among people (he/she), he/she among others, he/she among them, he/she among members of the body
bitah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
among the Navajos
din4tah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
among them (he/she), he/she among others, he/she among people, he/she among members of the body
bitah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
and
d00 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Dikos d00 ts77hniid00h.  (Cough and sickness.)
Am1 d00 azh44 naaltsoos nidayii[niih.  (Mother and father buy books.)
Return to Top
 
and added to it,
d00 baaan Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
and so, so then
1ko Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
and then
11d00 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
and then what?, and what then?
11d00sh2 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
and what then?, and then what?
11d00sh2 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
anglo, white man
bilag1ana Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
animal
dine
Return to Top
 
another (to take care of one)
ahaa1dahojily3
Bi[ haj77j47 47 bi[ ahaa1dahojily3.  (Sibilngs take care of one another.)
Return to Top
 
antelope
j1d7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
anything (I am not doing)
doo baa naash1h7 da Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
appendicitis, appendix
ach77 bits1nin7s3 , ach77 bits1ni7s3
Return to Top
 
appendix, appendicitis
ach77 bits1nin7s3 , ach77 bits1ni7s3
Return to Top
 
apple
bilas1ana Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
apple juice
bilas1ana bitoo Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
appreciate it (I), I am thankful about it
baa ah44h nisin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
approach or obtain (it is difficult to)
bich8 h0y44
T1adoo le4 y11t4h7g77 bich8 h0y44.  (Good things are difficult to obtain.)
Return to Top
 
apricot
didz4tsoh y1zh7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , dzidz4tsoh y1zh7
Return to Top
 
apricot juice
didz4tsoh y1zh7 bitoo , dzidz4tsoh y1zh7 bitoo
Return to Top
 
area (he maintains an)
1h0sin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
area (it is small), space (it is small)
1hoo[ts77s7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , 1hoo[ts7s7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
area or place (black [dark])
hodi[hi[
Return to Top
 
area or surface (blue)
hodoot[izh
Return to Top
 
(area) the way it is, (space) the way it is
1hoot4ii Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
arm
agaan Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
arm (his/her)
bigaan Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
around, along, alongside, among, movement toward.   An enclitic particle suffix attached to the end of a noun that causes the word to move toward, along, alongside, among, or around, a specific place.
-g00 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
)ltag00 d4y1.  (I am going to school.)  or  (I am on my way to school.)
Nan7zhoozh7g00 diitash.  (Let us go to Gallup.)
T1b22hg00 yig11l.  (He is walking along the shore.)
Atiing00 yish11[.  (I am walking along the road.)
Dzi[g00 naash1.  (I am walking around in the mountains.)
Naad33 bitahg00 naash1.  (I am walking around in (among) the corn.)
Dzi[ bik11g00 shi[ naata.  (I am riding around above the mountain (in a plane).)
Return to Top
 
around him/her/it, about him/her/it, toward him/her/it, because of him/her/it
baa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Bi[ haj77j47 baa hane.  (The story about siblings.)
Return to Top
 
around him/her, surrounding him/her
binaa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
arrive (he will), he will go
doog11[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
arrive (I'll), I'll go
deesh11[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
arroyo, wash
ch1shkeh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
arthritis
agizii , agiziitsoh
Return to Top
 
as (such), like, including; (depending on the context)
da
Ham1 da hazh44 da bi44 b1 b1jiigis.  (One can wash their mother's or father's clothes.)
Naab4eh0 dine4 t1adoo le4 t00 ahay07go dein7zin, j0 47 chid7tsoh da, bee naanish7 da, 44 da d00 azee.  (The Navajo people need many things, such as trucks, tools, clothing and medicine.)
Return to Top
 
asian, oriental.   Literally:  he/she is narrow eyes.   "Narrow eyes" referring to asians (Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, etc.)   Placing the English asian race word in front of this Navajo phrase specifies the asian nationality.
bin11 altsoozi nil9 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
asian, oriental, Japanese, Chinese, Korean
Bin111daa[ts0z7 Dine4 , N11ts0z7
Bin111daa[ts0z7 Dine4   Literally:  their eyes they are narrow + people = the narrow-eyed people.
N11ts0z7   Literally:  narrow-eyed.
Return to Top
 
ask him/her about it (you)
b7nab7d7[kid Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
asking him/her about, one asks
b7na7zhd7lkid , b7nab7zhd7lkid
T1adoo le4 doo ho[ b44h0zing00 47 b7na7zhd7lkid [eh.  (One asks questions when one does not know the answer.)
Ashkii h1ajigo l1 Nanizhoozh7 b7nab7zhd7[kid.  (She/he asked the boy, which way to Gallup.)
Return to Top
 
asks (one), asking him/her about
b7na7zhd7lkid , b7nab7zhd7lkid
T1adoo le4 doo ho[ b44h0zing00 47 b7na7zhd7lkid [eh.  (One asks questions when one does not know the answer.)
Ashkii h1ajigo l1 Nanizhoozh7 b7nab7zhd7[kid.  (She/he asked the boy, which way to Gallup.)
Return to Top
 
aspirin, headache medicine, tylenol
atsiitsiin diniih azee
atsiitsiin diniih azee  (head + pain, ache, it hurts + medicine = headache medicine)
Return to Top
 
assistance (one will give), one will help
b7k1azhdoolwo[
Hak47 b7k1azhdoolwo[.  (One will help or assist ones relatives.)
Hadine4 bik1azhdoolwo[.  (One should help/assist ones people.)
Return to Top
 
at, in, on (a place).   A positional suffix attached at the end of a Navajo word.
-di Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Toohdi din4 [a biki n1hodiis1.  (I performed a ceremony for a man up on the river.)
}d7shch77tahdi shighan.  (I live among the pines.)
T[44d33 shim1 s1n7 bighandi shiisk3.  (I spent last night at my grandmother's.)
Return to Top
 
at that time, time in the past
-d33 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
at there
1kwe4 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
ate (he)
77y33 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
aunt (maternal), male's maternal niece
am1 y1zh7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
aware
1konissin , 1kon7zin
![ch7n7 nanitin yaa 1konissin.  (The children are aware of the teachings.)
Return to Top
 
away from him
bits33 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
away (it has dwindled)
1sd88d Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
away (it is dwindling)
1d88h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top
 
away (it will dwindle)
1dood88[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Return to Top

You are visitor 10,026 to Glossary_English_Dine_A.cfm since 04/15/11
and visitor 17,032,158 to LAPAHIE.com since 06/15/97

URL: http://www.lapahie.com /Glossary_English_Dine_A.cfm
Creator(s): Harrison Lapahie Jr.
Dated Created: 04/15/2011
Version: 1.0
Updated: 04/15/2011
Curator(s): Harrison Lapahie Jr.
Resource(s): Harrison Lapahie Jr.
Questions/Comments: Harrison Lapahie Jr.

Glossary_English_Dine_A.cfm: Copyright © 2011 - Harrison Lapahie Jr. - All Rights Reserved.