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English - Diné (Navajo) Dictionary:  B

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 ]


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baby
aw44 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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back, backside
an1ghah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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back (talks)
ad11h y1j7[ti
Ad11h y1j7[tigo doo y11t44h da.  (It is not good to talk back.)
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backside, back
an1ghah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bacon, pork, pork chops
bis0odi bits8 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , bits0odi bits8
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baggage security screener (airplane), x-ray apparatus, x-ray screener, x-ray machine
bee agh1dadildlaad7
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bake bread (I), I am a baker
b11h 1sh9 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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baker
b11h 77[7n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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baker (I am a), I bake bread
b11h 1sh9 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bakery
b11h 1l98gi , b11h 1daal7n7g77
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bakery [of sweet rolls and cakes]
b11h [ikan7 1l98gi , b11h [ikan7 1daal7n7g77
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baking powder
bi[ 44l7n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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banker, treasurer
b4eso yaa 1h1ly1n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , b4eso yaa1h1ly1n7
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base (at its), at its foot
bits98di
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bat [flying mammal]
jaaaban7
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because of him/her/it, around him/her/it, about him/her/it, toward him/her/it
baa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Bi[ haj77j47 baa hane.  (The story about siblings.)
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because of it
biniinaa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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become (it will)
doolee[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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become (they have)
daazl99 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bed
bik11dahant4h7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , bikidahant4h7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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beef
b44gashii bits8
b44gashii bits8 shib4zh7g77  (beef stew, boiled beef)
b44gashii bits8 yik1n7g77  (ground beef)
b44gashii bits8 a[k7daniilgizh7g77  (beef jerky)
b44gashii bits8 sit4h7g77  (roast beef)
b44gashii bits8 a[k7niilgizh7g77  (steak)
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beef (boiled), beef stew
b44gashii bits8 shib4zh7g77
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beef (ground)
b44gashii bits8 yik1n7g77
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beef jerky
b44gashii bits8 a[k7daniilgizh7g77
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beef (roast)
b44gashii bits8 sit4h7g77
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beef stew, boiled beef
b44gashii bits8 shib4zh7g77
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been there (I have), I know the place
hweesh9 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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begin learned (it is)
b7hooaah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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beginning to kill them (It is).   Used in expressing hunger, thirst, sleepiness, etc.
binii[h9 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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beginning to kill them (It is) (plural form).   Used in expressing hunger, thirst, sleepiness, etc.
biniigh3 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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beginning to speak (he is), begun to speak (he has)
ahoniilne Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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beginning to work (I am)
dishn77sh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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begins (it - a meeting -).   It (a meeting) begins.
baa haald44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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behind him (in position)
bine Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Asdz33 atah naan4ego tsitsaa binedi n1h0dees99.  (When the woman was playing the game she hid them behind the box.)
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behind (the farthest), the last
ak44d66 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , ak44d66 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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beige color (light), cream color, off-white color
dinilgai Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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being made (it is)
1ln44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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being that way (it)
1k0t4ego Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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belly, abdomen, stomach area
ats3 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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below (down), low, deep down
h0yah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , w0yah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Literal translation:   h0–, w0– (forms adverbs) + –yah (under, below)
H0yahgo (W0yahgo) [ee si3.  (It is buried deep in the earth [as a meteorite].)
Chid7 naata7 h0yahgo (w0yahgo) naata.  (The airplane is flying low.)
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belt (his/her)
biziiz Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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benefit (for his/her/its)
b1 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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beside, alongside, on
b22h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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besides it, alongside it, proportionate to it, near him, enough
b7ighah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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between
bitagi Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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beverage
dajidl1n7g77
Naaly4h4 b1hooghandi 47 dajidl1n7g77 l27 a[22 1t4ego h0l=.  (There are many varietites of beverages at the store.)
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bicycle, bike
dziiz7
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big (how), how large
haa n7[tso Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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big (it is relatively), it is relatively large
1n7[tso Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bike, bicycle
dziiz7
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black [dark] area or place
hodi[hi[
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Black Hat, NM
Bichah {izhin7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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black-skulled cricket
bitsiitsiin [izhin7g77
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blanket
beildl47 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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blanket (heavy), quilt
golch00n Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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blood
di[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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blood (one's)
hadi[
Hadi[ 47 alohke bitoo yi[ naalnish.  (One's blood works with insulin.)
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blood pressure (low)
h0yahgo di[ naa[kid , w0yahgo di[ naa[kid
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blouse, shirt
deij844 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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blue area or surface
hodoot[izh
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blue color (dark), navy blue color
di[hi[go doot[izh
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blue color (light), light green color.   In Din4, there is no distinction in light blue color and light green color.
dinilt[izh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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blue color (navy), dark blue color
di[hi[go doot[izh
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blue corn bread
b11h doot[izh7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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blue hawk (a species of bird)
g7n7tsoh doot[izh , gin7tsoh doot[izh7
A Bird Being in the Blue World of Navajo mythology.
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blue surface or area
hodoot[izh
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bluebird (a species of bird).   A Bird Being in the Blue World of Navajo mythology.
d0lii
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bluebird (chestnut-breasted), red-breasted bluebird.   The chestnut-breasted (red-breasted) bluebird is a species of bird.
d0lii[ch77
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bluebird (red-breasted), chestnut-breasted bluebird.   The red-breasted (chestnut-breasted) bluebird is a species of bird.
d0lii[ch77
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(board, book) (thin).   A thin (board, book).
a[t3 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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body
ats77s Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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body (he/she among members of the), he/she among them, he/she among people, he/she among others
bitah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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body (one's)
hat77s
Hat77s baa 1hojily32go y11t44h.  (It is good when one takes care of one's body.)
Hatah 1zhd7lz47go 47 hats77s bidziil.  (One's body is strong when one exercises.)
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boiled beef, beef stew
b44gashii bits8 shib4zh7g77
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boiling/cooking (used for), cooking tool (as kettle, cauldron)
bee ab4zh7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bone
atsin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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(book, board) (thin).   A thin (book, board).
a[t3 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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born for it - my father's clan (I am).   I am born for it (my father's clan), the clan for which I am born.
b1 sh7shch77n Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , b1sh7shch77n Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
T1chiinii b1sh7shch77n.  (I was born for the Red-Running-Into-Water Clan.) or (My father's clan is Red-Running-Into-Water Clan.)
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born for it - the father's clan (You are).   You are born for it (the father's clan)
b1 sh7n7lch77n Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , b1sh7n7lch77n Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Ha1t7ish2 b1sh7n7lch77n?  (What is your father's clan?.) or (What clan were you born for?)
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born (he/she is/was)
bidizhch9 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Shideezh7 47 Ats1 Biy11zh yizi[7g77 biyi bidizhch9.  (My younger sister was born in the month of February.)
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bottom end, buttocks, butt, rear end
at[aa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bowl, bucket, pot
1saa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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boy
ashkii Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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boys
ashiik4 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Ashiik4 47 N7[chih bi[ halnego naaaash.  (Air told the boys what would happen next as they journeyed.)
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brain
atsiigh22 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bread
b11h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bread (blue corn)
b11h doot[izh7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bread (fry)
dah d7n7ilghaazh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bread (I bake), I am a baker
b11h 1sh9 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bread oven (mud covered)
b11h bighan
Shighandi b11h bighan shee h0l=.  (I have a mud covered bread oven at my home.)
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breasted bluebird (chestnut-), red-breasted bluebird.   The chestnut-breasted (red-breasted) bluebird is a species of bird.
d0lii[ch77
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breasted bluebird (red-), chestnut-breasted bluebird.   The red-breasted (chestnut-breasted) bluebird is a species of bird.
d0lii[ch77
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broom
bee nahalzhooh7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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brother (father's), paternal uncle
azh44 y1zh7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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brother (his/her older)
b7naa7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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brother (his/her younger)
bitsil7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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brother (male's mother's)
ad17 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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brother (older)
1naa7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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brother (younger)
atsil7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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brown color
dib4[ch77 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , yisht[izh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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brown color (dark)
dinilzhin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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brush
bee alzh0h7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bucket, bowl, pot
1saa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bug, insect
chosh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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build, establish
haid7sin
Azh44 47 hooghan ba1[ch7n7 haid7sin.  (A father establishes a home for his children.)
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building it (he is), he is making it
77l44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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building it (I am), I am making it
1sh[44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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builds a fire (one)
dizhdi[jah
Deeskaazgo dizhdi[jah.  (One builds a fire when it is cold.)
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built (it has been)
1hoolyaa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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built it (he), he made it
1hoolaa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , 1yiilaa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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built it (he will), he will make it
77dool77[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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built it (I), I made it
1sh[aa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , 7ish[aa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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built (it is being)
1h1ln44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bulb (light), light
bee ad7nd7n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bull
d0ola Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
D0ola doo ts77 1t4e da.  (The bull is very dangerous.)
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business
bi[ haz33j7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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busy (he is), he has work
binaanish h0l= Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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butt, buttocks, rear end, bottom end
at[aa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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butter (peanut)
at[ish Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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buttocks, butt, rear end, bottom end
at[aa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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buy (they), they purchase
nidayii[niih
Din4 47 ak11n d0lii yikih sid1h7g77 nidayii[niih.  (Navajos buy Blue Bird flour.)
Am1 d00 azh44 naaltsoos nidayii[niih.  (Mother and father buy books.)
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by means of, with it
bee Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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bye, goodbye, let us proceed
h1go0nee Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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