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English - Diné (Navajo) Dictionary:  W

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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wait, first
1[ts4 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , 1ts4 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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wait!
1tah1lo Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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wait!, in a little while, sometime later
1tah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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walking stick, cane
gish Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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wallet, purse
b4eso bizis Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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warm [an area]
hoozdo Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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wash, arroyo
ch1shkeh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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washes clothing/laundry for another person (one)
b1jiigis
Ham1 da hazh44 da bi44 b1 b1jiigis.  (One can wash their mother's or father's clothes.)
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washes dishes (one)
[eetsaa t11j7gis
T11 1kw77j9 [eetsaa t11j7gis.  (One washes dishes everyday.)
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watched (we), we saw
dan7il99
Naaldlooshii dan7l9n7di ch99h yee adilohii dan7il99.  (We saw a giraffe at the zoo.)
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watching, taking care of
baa 1h1y32gi
Nahasdz11n Nihim1 baa 1h1y32gi  (taking care of Mother Earth)
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watchman, security guard
haas7d7 , haas77d7
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water flowing up out as a fountain, water spring
h11l9 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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water (his/her), his/her water supply
bito Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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water horse (mythological animal), zebra, sea horse
t44h [99
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water spring, water flowing up out as a fountain
h11l9 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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water supply (his/her), his/her water
bito Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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watermelon(s)
ch44hjiy11n Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Ch44hjiy11n 47 tsin bineest2 1t4ego ay0o [ikan.  (Watermelon is a fruit that is very good to the taste.)
Ch44hjiy11n 47 akeego danit99h.  (Watermelons ripen in the fall.)
Ch44hjiy11n 47 sh98go nanise.  (Watermelons grow during the summer.)
Ch44hjiy11n bik1g7 47 dit3.  (Watermelon rind is thick.)
Ch44hjiy11n [a bik== 1daadin.  (Some watermelons are seedless.)
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way (in what), how
haal4it4ego Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , hait1o Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , hait4ego Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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way (it being that)
1k0t4ego Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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way it is (area, space) (the)
1hoot4ii Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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way it is (that's the)
1k0t4 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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way the weather is (that's the)
1k0hoot44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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way (which)
h1ajigo
H1ajigo l1 Ts4gh1hoodz1n7?  (Which way is Window Rock?)
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weather is (that's the way the)
1k0hoot44h Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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weaving (I am)
asht[0 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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weaving (she is)
at[0 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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Wednesday
Dam0o d00 T11 Yisk3o Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , Dam0o d00 T1g7j9 , T1g7j9 Ndaanish Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , T1g7j9 Nidaanish Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Literal Translation:   T1g7j9 Nidaanish or T1g7j9 Ndaanish means ‘Three Days the Working Day is Over’.
Literal Translation:   Dam0o d00 T11 Yisk3o or Dam0o d00 T1g7j9 means ‘Sunday and Three Days’ or ‘Sunday plus Three Days’.
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well;   to be or become harmonious and/or peaceful
h0zh= Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Doo h0zh= y1[ti da.  (He does not talk well.)
Shicheii doo h0zh= oo98 da.  (My grandfather doesn't see well.)
H0zh= bikihoog44d.  (Cover it well [with dirt].)
H0zh= n1hodoodlee[ biniiy4 hast07 sodizin dayii[a t[44d33.  (The old men said a prayer for peace last night.)
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well? (as when one expects a message)
22 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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well (very), alright, okay
h1gosh99 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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went (they)
77j44 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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west
eeaah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Eeaah has a secondary definition of “sunset, sundown, evening”.   Look for it under sunset, sundown, or evening.
Eeaahj7 (on the west) or (on the west side) or (to the west).   Literally:   –j7 on the side of.
Eeaahjigo (westward).   Literally:   –jigo toward, go.
Eeaah biyaajigo (to the far west).   Literally:   biyaa– under it + –jigo toward, go.
Eeaah biyaadi (in the far west) or (away out west).   Literally:   biyaadi at a location beneath it.
Eeaahd66 (from the west).   Literally:   –d66 from.
Eeaah d00 sh1di11h bita (southwest).   Literally:   between west and south.
Eeaah d00 n1hook-s bita (northwest).   Literally:   between west and north.
Eeaahg00 (toward the west)
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West (Sacred Mountain of the), San Francisco Peaks, just north of Flagstaff, Arizona.   It was created in the Fourth World of Navajo mythology.
Dookooos[77d Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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western medicine
bilag1ana beeazee
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wet (it [an area] is)
dit[44 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , hodit[44 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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what
haash Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , ha1t77 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , ha1t7ish Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Ad33d33 l1 ha1t77 nah7n7[nii?  (What did you buy yesterday?)
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what [do you want]
ha1t77sh2 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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what happened
haidzaa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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what he thinks (that's)
1kw77n7zin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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what I think (that's)
1kw7inisin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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what kind
hait4h7g77 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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what then? (and), and then what?
11d00sh2 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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what way (in), how
haal4it4ego Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , hait1o Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , hait4ego Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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whatever
ha1t7ida Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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when
hahgo Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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when [in the past]
h1d33 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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where
h1a Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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where at
h1adi Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , h1adi7sh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , h1adish Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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where (from)
h11d66 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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which, who, who else
h17 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , h17 l1 a[d0 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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which is eaten (that)
daad1n7g77 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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which one
h1id77g77 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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which one [by numbers]
d7kw77g77 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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which one studies (that for)
baa 0lta Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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which (that), the one who
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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which way
h1ajigo
H1ajigo l1 Ts4gh1hoodz1n7?  (Which way is Window Rock?)
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while
bin1
Iiy3 bin1 shinaa7 bich8 hashne.  (I am going to call my brother while you are eating.)
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while (in a little), sometime later, wait!
1tah Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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white color (off-), cream color, light beige color
dinilgai Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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white man, anglo
bilag1ana Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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who, who else, which
h17 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , h17 l1 a[d0 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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who else, who, which
h17 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , h17 l1 a[d0 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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why I am saying it (that is)
47 b22 1d7shn7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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why (that is), for that purpose
biniiy4 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , biniy4 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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wide (how)
haa n7[t44l Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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wide [area] (it is)
h0teel Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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will be given (it)
didoot11[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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will built it (he), he will make it
77dool77[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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will make it (he), he will built it
77dool77[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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will make it (I)
1deesh[99[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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willingness (his), his mind
b7ni Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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wine (grape), grape juice
chil naat[07 bitoo , chil naat[oii bitoo
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Winslow
B44shsinil Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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winter (in)
haigo Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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wipes (one), one dust
dajito
Bik11 naanish7 dajito.  (One wipes/dust tables.)
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with him/her/it, in company with
bi[ Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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with it, by means of
bee Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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within [an enclosed space or area], in there, inside, in the interior of an enclosure
1k0ne Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , h0ne , w0ne Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , w0ne4 , g0ne Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , g0ne4 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
h0ne , w0ne  Literally: h0–, w0– (forms adverbs) + –ne (behind, inside)
Shizh44 w0ne dah sid1.  (My father is sitting inside.)
W0ne4 (W0ne) doo haz32 da.  (There is no room inside.)
kin g0ne  (inside the house)
ajaayi g0ne  (inside the ear)
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wives (his), his women
biz1anii Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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woman, Ms., lady
asdz11n Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , asdz1n7 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona. , asdz33 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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Woman (First).   The first woman in Navajo mythology.   First Woman and First Man have been around since the beginning.
Ats4 Asdz33 , Ats4 Asdz33n
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woman's daughter
ach44 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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woman's son
ay11zh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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women (his), his wives
biz1anii Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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wood (chopping)
chizh ahizhdi[ne
Chizh ahizhdi[nego bee hatsxe jileeh.  (Chopping wood makes the body strong.)
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wool
aghaa Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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(wool) (I spin).   I spin (wool).
asdiz Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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(wool) (she is spinning).   She is spinning (wool).
adiz Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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word (filler)
4iy1 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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word (his), his language
bizaad Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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work (he has), he is busy
binaanish h0l= Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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work (his/her), his/her job
binaanish Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
Shib7zh7 47 sil10 binaanish.  (My paternal aunt's job is police work.)
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work (I am beginning to)
dishn77sh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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work with (I)
bi[ naashnish
![ch7n7 bi[ naashnish.  (I work with children.)
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work with it (there is much)
baa naanish hasin Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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working (he begins)
diln77sh Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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working on (I am)
binaashnish
Naaltsoos binaashnish.  (I am working on a paper.)
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worth (it is), it costs, it now cost
b33h 7l9 Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
D7ish2 diyog7 d7kw77 b33h 7l9?  (How much is this rug?)
D7kw77sh b33h 7l9?  (How much does it cost?)
D77 chid7 nah1[nii7g77 d98di m77l d00 ba22 t1adi neezn1diin b4eso b33h 7l9.  (This car that I bought cost forty three hundred dollars.)
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worthless (it is), it has no value, it is cheap
doo b33h 7l7n7 da , doo 7l98 da
D77 yoostsah nah7n7[nii7g77 doo b33h 7l7n7 da!  (This ring that you bought is worthless!)   or   (This ring that you bought is a piece of junk!)
D77 l1ts7n7 doo 7l98 da.  (This bracelet is worthless (or cheap).)
D77 chid7 ch22 ndi doo b33h 7l98 da!  (This car isn't worth a damn!   [Literal translation:   This car not worth manure!])
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wrong with it (there is nothing)
doo 1t4h7 da Voice of Lynette Willie from Cove, Arizona.
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