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English - Diné (Navajo) Dictionary:  D

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 ]
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Dance (Song &).   A Navajo ceremonial song and dance.
Adit !ago !zhish
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dangerous (he/she/it is very)
doo ts77 1t4e da
D0ola doo ts77 1t4e da.  (The bull is very dangerous.)
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dark blue color, navy blue color
di[hi[go doot[izh
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dark brown color
dinilzhin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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dark red color
di[hi[go [ich77
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daughter (man's)
atsi Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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daughter of a female
bich44 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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daughter of a male
bitsi Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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daughter (woman's)
ach44 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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daughter's child,, grandchild
ats07 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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daughter's children, grand children
ats00k4 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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daughter's children (his/her), his/her grandchildren
bits07 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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dawn
hay77[k3 , hayoo[k11[
Shicheii hay77[k3d33 naagh1.  (My maternal grandfather rises at dawn.)
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day (during mid-), during noon
a[n7n732go
A[n7n732go dadiid77[.  (Let's eat during noon.)
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dazed, dizzy
bi[ chaa hazl99
Asdz33 bi[ chaa hazl99.  (The woman felt dizzy.)
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deep down, down below, low
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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deer
b88h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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degree (as the division of a thermometer), minute (as the division of a clock face), inch (as the division of a yard), dot (period), speck.   (up + black)
dah alzhin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Ashdla1adah dah alzhinj8 shan7d7t11h.  (I have a 15 minute break.)
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delegate (tribal)
b44sh b22h dah si1n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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desk
bik11akeelch7h7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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diabetes
1sh88h [ikan hats77s yeen7t9 , ats77stah 1sh88h [ikan nanit2 sil99
Din4 y4ego danitaaz7g77 biniinaa ash99h [ikan bits77s yeen7t9 daaleeh.  (People become diabetic because of being overweight.)
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died (he/she);   has become extinct;   nothing, none;   zero
1din Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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different, various
a[22 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Ats8 a[22 1t4ego hashtedaalyaa.  (Meats are prepared in various ways.)
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difficult situation(s), difficulty, problem
an1h00ti
Shik4yahdi l27g0 an1h00ti.  (There are many problems in my community.)
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difficult to obtain or approach (it is)
bich8 h0y44
T1adoo le4 y11t4h7g77 bich8 h0y44.  (Good things are difficult to obtain.)
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difficulty, difficult situation(s), problem
an1h00ti
Shik4yahdi l27g0 an1h00ti.  (There are many problems in my community.)
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digs a hole (one)
hahojiigo
{eeyi g0yaa hahojiigo d00 1k0yaa dizhdi[jah.  (One digs a hole in the ground and build a fire in the pit.)
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direction (in that)
11j7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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dirt, filth
chin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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disease (he/she suffers from a), he/she suffers from a sickness, he/she is sick
b22h dah haz3 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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dishes (one washes)
[eetsaa t11j7gis
T11 1kw77j9 [eetsaa t11j7gis.  (One washes dishes everyday.)
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dizzy, dazed
bi[ chaa hazl99
Asdz33 bi[ chaa hazl99.  (The woman felt dizzy.)
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do not forget about it!
baa y00n44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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do not know (I)
h0la Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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do not like it (I)
doo shi[ y11t4eh da Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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doctor (medical)
azee 77[7n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Shitah honeizgaigo biniiy4 azee 77[7n7 bich8 nis4y1.  (I went to see a doctor for my illness.)
Azee 77[7n7 nil9. Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. ,  (He is a doctor.)
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does not get lost (one)
doo y0oajigh1a da
Hajis7idgo doo y0oajigh1a da.  (When one is observant one will not get lost.)
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dog (prairie)
dl== Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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doing anything (I am not)
doo baa naash1h7 da Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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dollar, money
b4eso Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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done (eating is)
ad3 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , daad3 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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done (it will be)
1dooln77[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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door
d11d7lka[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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dot (period), speck, minute (as the division of a clock face), inch (as the division of a yard), degree (as the division of a thermometer).   (up + black)
dah alzhin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Ashdla1adah dah alzhinj8 shan7d7t11h.  (I have a 15 minute break.)
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down below, 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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down (deep), down below, low
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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drawers (chest of)
44 biih n1ni[7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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dressed with (they), they created with
hadeidiilaa
Diyin Dine4 Nahasdz11n Nihim1 hadeidiilaa, jin7.  (It is said that the Holy People created Mother Earth.)
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dried meat
ats8 bisg2
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dried meat (mixed) [used ceremonially]
ats8 naashch77n
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drink (he will)
adoodl99[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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drink (I will)
adeeshdl99[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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drinking (he is)
adl3 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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drinking (I am)
ashdl3 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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driver's license
bikeh naab22s7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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drowsiness, sleepiness, sleep
awosh , bi[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Bi[ nisin.  (I am sleepy.)   Literally:  sleepiness + I think/want/need.
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drunkard, tippler
adl1anii
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during midday, during noon
a[n7n732go
A[n7n732go dadiid77[.  (Let's eat during noon.)
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during noon, during midday
a[n7n732go
A[n7n732go dadiid77[.  (Let's eat during noon.)
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during that time, at that time, then [in past] long ago
77d33 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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dust (one), one wipes
dajito
Bik11 naanish7 dajito.  (One wipes/dust tables.)
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dwindle away (it will)
1dood88[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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dwindled away (it has)
1sd88d Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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dwindling away (it is)
1d88h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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