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’Ahbínídą́ą́’ t’áadoo ’ííyą́ą́’góó biniinaa wónáásdóó dichin shi’niiłhį́.

morning-past neg 1-eat.P-GO.NEG 3-because soon hunger 1-3-kill.I

’Aná’ázt’i’ ńtłóo’go biniinaa béégashii t’óó yigháńdaakah.

fence 3-loose.P-GO 3-because.of cow just 3-through-pl-3-go.pl.P
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Because the fence is slack (loose), the cows go right through it.

’Atiin bąąhgóó béésh halne’é tsin bá ’adaaz’á.

road 3-along side telephone pole 3-for 3Pl-stand.upright.SPN
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The telephones are upright along the road for the phone line.

’Ałk’idą́ą́’ ’ayóo nahałtin ńt’éé’.

long.ago very areal-rain.I past
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It used to rain a lot.

’Ałk’idą́ą́’ Diné bikéyah bikáa’gi łį́į́’ bichąą bíighahgo tł’oh deíl’áá ńt’éé’ jiní.

long.ago Navajo.land 3-upon-at horse 3-belly sufficient-GO Pl-3-extend.out.of.sight.SNP hearsay
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They say that long ago the grass in the Navajo country was as high as a horse’s belly.

’Ałk’idą́ą́’ Naayéé’ Neizghání ha’a’aahjigo ’atsiniltł’ish bił dah yizdéél jiní.

long.ago Monster Slayer east-to lightning 3-with up 3-move.SFO.P 4-say

’Ałk’idídą́ą́’ kin ’áshłaa ńt’éé’ ’éí t’ahdii bii’ shighan.

quite.long.ago house 3-1-make.P past it still 3-in 1-home

’Ádą́ą́dą́ą́’ásh nishínílnish?

yesterday-Q 2-work.P

-ghá

-k’i

-niit’aa

Béeso bá hooghandi béeso ch’ééh ’adííníshkeed.

money 3-for house-at money in.vain 1-ask.I

Ch’íníyáá nít’ę́ę́’ t’áá hooshch’į’ łééchąą’í shich’į’ ch’élwod.

out-1-go.P past suddenly 1-to dog out-3-come.P

Ch’óóshdą́ą́dą́ą́’ Na’nízhoozhídi kééhasht’į́ ńt’éé’.

formerly Gallup-at 1-live.I past
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I used to live in Gallup. I lived formerly in Gallup.                                                                                                                                                                        

Ch’óóshdą́ą́dą́ą́’ shichidí naaki. K’ad ’éí t’ááłá’í.

formerly 1-car two now it one
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I used to have two cars. Now I have only one.

Chidí kǫ́ǫ́ ndaajeehígíí t’áá ’ániidígo dahodeezlįįd.

car here 3-run.pl.I-COMP just recently pl-3-become.P
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These cars that run around here just recently came into existence, cars are a recent invention.

Chidíísh bee hólǫ́ doodaii’ ni daats’í chidí nee hólǫ́?

car-Q 3-with 4-exist.NI or you perhaps car 2-with 4-exist.NI

Chidíísh bee hólǫ́ doodaii’ ni daats’í chidí nee hólǫ́?

car-Q 3-with 4-exist.NI or 2 maybe car 2-with 4-exist.NI

Chidíísh bee hólǫ́ doodaii’ ni daats’í chidí nee hólǫ́?

car-Q 3-with 4-exist.NI or 2 maybe car 2-with 4-exist.NI
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Does s/he have a car or do you have a car?

daats’í

Dah díníilghaazhísh ’íilnilaa?

fry.bread-Q 3-2-make.P
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Did you make fry bread?

Deenásts’aa’ sh naaldloosh ńt’éé’ shimá ssiiłtsą́, yiniinaa násineestsxas.

ram 1-with 3-trot.CI past 1-mother 1-3-see.P 3-because 1-3-whip.P

dego

Dibé tó y yáánii’á.

sheep water 3-with 3-crowd.P
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The sheep crowded at the water.

Dibé doo deeghánígóó ’ałkéé’ ’idíítąądgo hooghanjį’ náákah.

sheep long.way RECP-follow 3-spread.out.NP home-up.to 3-walk.pl.Prog
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The sheep were strung out a long ways, one behind the other, as they headed home.

Díí hastiin tł’ééjí hataałgo bee béého’doolzįįd.

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This man became famous as a Night Chant singer.

Dooshą’ gah t’áá gééd náshdááh lá.

ensure rabbit just without 1-return.I DISC

Dooshą’ kót’éego áníléeh da lá.

ensure like.this 2-do.I DISC

Doozhǫǫgo da’ííłta’ígíí t’éiyá yá’át’éehgo naanish bá dahólǫ́.

satisfactory pl-3-study.P-NOM only 3-good.N-GO work 3-for pl-3-exist.NI

Dził bit’áahgi bįįh haalzheeh.

mountain 3-close.to-at deer 3-3-hunting.CI
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He’s deer hunting over near the mountain.

Ha’át’éego lá ’íiyisíí ’atiinjį’ ’ańdeeshdááł lá?

how Q main road-up.to 1-back-on-go.F DISC
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How can I get back onto the main road?

Ha’át’íí nizhé’é yaa naaghá?

what Q 2-father 3-about 3-do.CI

háadi

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where at

Háísh tsinaa’eeł ’áyiilaa?

who-Q boat 3-3-make.P
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Who made a boat?

Háíshą’ tsinaa’eeł ’áyiilaa?

who-Q boat 3-3-make.P
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Who made a boat?

K’adę́ę ’ałné’e’áahgo díchin bik’ee shitah ’anahodí’niitłi’.

now noon hunger 3-account 1-among 1-shake.R
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When it is nearly noon, I get shaky from hunger.

laanaa

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optative particle expressing a positive wish, hope or desire

Nichidí háadishą’ nííníłbą́ą́z

2-car where-at-Q 3-2-park.P

Nichidí háadish nííníłbą́ą́z?

2-car where-at-Q 3-2-park.P

Where did you park your car?

shiilbéézh

3DO-1dpl-boil.it.P

Shilééchąą’í yázhí táa’go tsásk’eh yiyaa ’ahííjéé’.

1-dog small three-comp bed 3-under 3-lie.pl.NP
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My three puppies are lying with part of their bodies extending under the bed.

Shizhé’é bidá’ák’eh ’éí shicheii bidá’ák’eh táadi yilááh ’ánáníłtso.

1-father 3-field TOP 1-grandfather 3-field three-at 3-big 3-again-big.NI
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My father’s farm is three times as big as my grandfather’s.

Shizhé’é bidá’ák’eh shicheii bidá’ák’eh táadi yilááh ’ánáníłtso.

1-father 3-field TOP 1-grandfather 3-field three-at 3-big 3-again-big.NI
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My father’s farm is three times as big as my grandfather’s.

Shínaaí shíká ’adoolwoł nisin ńt’éé’ ’áłt’ąą t’áadoo níyáa da.

1-older.brother 1-for 3-run.F 1-want.NI but after.all NEG 3-come.sg.P NEG

T’áá hooshch’į’ déshnish.

suddenly 1-start.work.P

T’iis Ts’ózídi shicheii bidááh níyá.

Crownpoint.at 1-grandfather 3-meet 1-walk.P
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I met my grandfather at Crownpoint.

t’óó

Tó diłhił bá hooghan góne’ sáanii ’ałk’iijée’go hááhgóóshį́į́ jó shí da ’adadanishchidgo sédá.

bar 3-at women RECIP-3-fight.P-GO very instead 1-flinch.I-GO 1-sit.P
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When the women got into a fight in the bar I really had to protect myself as I sat there.

yiishjį́į́’

1-become black, get sunburned.P

yiishjį́į́ł

1-become black, get sunburned.Prog