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English - Diné (Navajo) Dictionary:  O

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objects into one (puts)
ajiini[
Naad33 hahoogeed g0yaa ajiini[.  (One puts the corn into the pit.)
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observant (be)
ha7s77d
Ha7s77d!  ("You" be observant!)
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obtain or approach (it is difficult to)
bich8 h0y44
T1adoo le4 y11t4h7g77 bich8 h0y44.  (Good things are difficult to obtain.)
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[occupation] (he makes it as an)
77[9 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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[occupation] (the one who makes it as an)
77[7n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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occurs (event)
bi[ n1hootaah
Nah00haidi azhish bi[ n1hootaah.  (A dance takes place at the fair.)
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of (by means), with it
bee Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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off-white color, cream color, light beige color
dinilgai Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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oil, grease, lard, fat
akah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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ointment, cream, lotion
bee 1d7lt[ah7 , t[ah
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ointment, liniment, salve
azee hak11d00 b7t[oh7g77
Azee hak11d00 b7t[oh7g77 47 [a Vicks woly4.  (An ointment is called Vicks.)
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oil (motor)
akah [izhin7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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okay, alright, very well
h1gosh99 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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Oklahoma
Halgai Hat44l Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , Halgai H0teel Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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olden times (in), a long time ago
a[kid33 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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older brother
1naa7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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older brother (his/her)
b7naa7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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older man, elder [man]
hastiin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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older men, elders [men]
hast07 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
S1anii d00 hast07 chiy11n b11j7l44hgo yaa1h44h n7zin [eh.  (Women and men elders are thankful when one prepares meals/food for them.)
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older sister
1d7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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older sister (his/her)
b1d7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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on, alongside, beside
b22h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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on, at, in (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.)
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on it, on top of it, over it
bik11 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , biki Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Bik11dahasd1h7 bik11 dah jizhk4.  (The [two] are sitting on the chair.)
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on top of, suspended
dah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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on top of it, on it, over it
bik11 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , biki Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Bik11dahasd1h7 bik11 dah jizhk4.  (The [two] are sitting on the chair.)
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one after the other
a[k44 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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one another (to take care of)
ahaa1dahojily3
Bi[ haj77j47 47 bi[ ahaa1dahojily3.  (Sibilngs take care of one another.)
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one at the end (the), at the last
ak4edi Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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one builds a fire
dizhdi[jah
Deeskaazgo dizhdi[jah.  (One builds a fire when it is cold.)
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one [by numbers] (which).   which one [by numbers].
d7kw77g77 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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one makes/prepares for another person
b11j7l44h
S1anii d00 hast07 chiy11n b11j7l44hgo yaa1h44h n7zin [eh.  (Women and men elders are thankful when one prepares meals/food for them.)
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one prepares/makes for another person
b11j7l44h
S1anii d00 hast07 chiy11n b11j7l44hgo yaa1h44h n7zin [eh.  (Women and men elders are thankful when one prepares meals/food for them.)
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one (puts objects into)
ajiini[
Naad33 hahoogeed g0yaa ajiini[.  (One puts the corn into the pit.)
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one sees
hoo[ts3
Asdz33 naaly4h4 b1h00ghandi hoo[ts3.  (The woman saw him/her at the store.)
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one studies (that for which)
baa 0lta Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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one (that)
eid7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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one (the)
It is a suffix added to the end of a word.
-7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Example:   [99 nood=-zii:   zebra.   Literal translation:   [99 (horse) + nood==z (to be striped) + –ii (the one).
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one (the particular)
It is a suffix added to the end of a word.
-ii Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Example:   Zhinii:   African, Negro, Black person.   Literal translation:   zhin = [i–zhin (he is black) + –ii (the one).
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one washes clothing/laundry for another person
b1jiigis
Ham1 da hazh44 da bi44 b1 b1jiigis.  (One can wash their mother's or father's clothes.)
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one who (the), that which
A suffix added to the end of a word.
-7g77 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Example:   0lta t11[17d00 tseeb7ij9 niiilt1h7g77:   elementary school, grade school.   Literal translation:   0lta (school) + t11[17d00 (from one) + tseeb7ij9 (as far as eight) + niiilt1h (an indefinite person stops reading or going to school) + –7g77 (the one).   The school in which one studies from [grade] one to [grade] eight.
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one with ears (the)
jaaii Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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ones who are overweight
y4ego danitaaz7g77
Din4 y4ego danitaaz7g77 biniinaa ash99h [ikan bits77s yeen7t9 daaleeh.  (People become diabetic because of being overweight.)
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opposite sex (sibling of the)
alah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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or else, if not that
47 doodago Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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orange color (light)
diniltsxo Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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orange fruit
chil [itsoo7 , chil [itsxoo7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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orange juice
chil [itsxoo7 bitoo Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , chil [itsoo7 bitoo
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oriental, asian.   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.
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oriental, asian, 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.
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other (helping for each)
ah7[k1 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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other (one after the)
a[k44 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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others (among)
atah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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others (he/she among), he/she among members of the body, he/she among people, he/she among them
bitah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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oven (mud covered bread),   mud covered bread oven
b11h bighan
Shighandi b11h bighan shee h0l=.  (I have a mud covered bread oven at my home.)
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over it, on it, on top of it
bik11 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , biki Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Bik11dahasd1h7 bik11 dah jizhk4.  (The [two] are sitting on the chair.)
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over there
1adi Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , aaj7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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overcoat
44n44z Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Literal translation:   clothes tall (long).
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overweight (ones who are)
y4ego danitaaz7g77
Din4 y4ego danitaaz7g77 biniinaa ash99h [ikan bits77s yeen7t9 daaleeh.  (People become diabetic because of being overweight.)
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