The Alternative Navajo Dictionary

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Colourful extracts from Wiktionary. Slang, vulgarities, profanities, slurs, interjections, colloquialisms and more.

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bááh łikaní bigháhoodzání etymology bááh + łikan + + bighá + hoodzą́ +
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  1. doughnut Bááh łikaní bigháhoodzání hólǫ́ níyá dóó ahwééh bił yidlą́! Go to a place that has doughnuts and have it with coffee!
Synonyms: hastóí bitsʼééʼ (slang)
chidí {{wikipedia}} etymology Compound of chid, imitative of the sound of a Ford Model T engine, and the nominalizing suffix , meaning roughly "chugger". pronunciation
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  1. automobile, car, truck, vehicle
Alternative forms: chidii (informal)
éí naa
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  1. (colloquial) for that reason
Alternative forms: éí biniinaa
Jáan etymology From English John
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  1. (offensive) a rural, often monolingual and/or illiterate Navajo person
  2. A given name
kiyąąh sizíní etymology Literally, the one who is standing/propped against the house, from kin + yąąh + sizį́ +
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  1. (vulgar) prostitute, whore, streetwalker exampleShizhanéʼé kiyąąh sizį́ shíká nóotááł I’m in luck, she's "leaning up against the house", looking everywhere for me!
Alternative forms: kin yąąh sizíní
kótʼáo
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  1. how, thus, in this way (informal)
Alternative forms: kótʼéego
ndagaʼ
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  1. no Ndagaʼ, shash łigaiNo, the bear is white.
Alternative forms: nidagaʼ, nda (informal, expressing familiarity or apathy), ndah (informal, expressing familiarity or apathy)
antonyms:
  • aooʼ
shikąʼ
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  1. (term of address, affectionate) my man, stud
Term used in affectionate teasing, especially in the bedroom. If the relationship is not intimate enough, then this term would be taken as disrespectful and insulting. Synonyms: ashkii (informal), bił hinishnáanii (formal), shahastiin (neutral)
antonyms:
  • shiʼáád
shiʼáád
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  1. (term of address, affectionate) woman, girl
Term used in affectionate teasing, especially in the bedroom. If the relationship is not intimate enough, then this term would be taken as disrespectful and insulting. Synonyms: atʼééd (informal), bił hinishnáanii (formal), sheʼesdzáán (neutral)
antonyms:
  • shikąʼ
tʼáá aaníí
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  1. truly, really, actually, for real Shił tʼáá aaníí — he/she/it is real/true to me
  2. so
  3. it is true exampleAooʼ, tʼáá aaníí ákótʼé. Yes, that’s true.
Alternative forms: áaníí (informal)
antonyms:
  • doo shił aaníi da (I don’t agree with that; that is not true with me)

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