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Jáan biʼdizhchínéejįʼ ʼanááyííłką́. Bá daʼdiidį́į́ł.

John 3-birth.past-up-to again-day.P 3-for 1pl-eat.F
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It is Johnʼs birthday. Let’s have a dinner for him.

’Adeesdíilgo dibé sits’ą́ą́’ dah diijéé’.

3-thunder.P-GO sheep 1-away.from start-3-run.Pl.P
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When thunder rumbled the sheep stampeded on me, ran away from me.

’Aghaa’ hooghan góne’ shijool.

wool house inside 3-lie.NCM.SPN

’Ashkiísh ’at’ééd yiyiiłtsą́?

boy-Q girl 3-3-see.P
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Did the boy see the girl?

’Atsį’ísh ’éí doodaii’ łóó’ísh nínízin?

meat-Q or fish-Q 3-2-want.NI

’Ałk’idą́ą́’ dahane’ yę́ę bíneeshdlį́įgo yíłta’.

long.ago pl-story past 3-1-admire.I-GO 3-1-read.P

’Ałk’idą́ą́’ tł’oh naadą́ą́’ dant’į́įhgo łį́į́’ doodaii’ béégashii da há hadahwiił’éés ńt’éé’.

long.ago grass corn 3-ripen.I-GO horse or cow etc. 4-for 3-stomp.I past

-naashii

Bilagáana bizaad bił nantł’a.

English language 3-with 3-difficult.NI

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 ’ániidígíí naháłnii’ nít’éé’ bee lą́ą́ shąąh háájil.

car new-ÍGÍÍ One 3-1-buy.P-GO 3-with many 1-on 3-charge.P

Chidí bąąh dah sitání bąąh dah shishtįįh ńt’éé’ ’ił adaagizí doo ’éí da lá.

car license plate 3-1-put. I SSO past Sup-with screw neg that neg Disc.
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I started to put the license plate on my car when I found out I had the wrong kind of nut and bolt (or screws).

Chidí bitoo’ hadi’dííłbį́į́łgo ’índa Na’azhǫǫshgóó diikah.

car 3-fuel 3.fill.up-GO.P only.then casino-GOO 3pl.go.F
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Fill up the gas and we’ll go to the casino.

Chidí nidabinóołtłáád.

car pl-3-2dpl-stop.O

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

daats’í

dajoodlą́ą́’

pl-3DO-4dpl-drink.it.P

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

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

Dííshą’ látsíní háádę́ę́’ naa ninídee’?

this-Q bracelet where-from 2-to 3-arrive.PlO.P

doozhǫǫgo

Dził bíchį́į́shk’ą́ą́h gódeg hoołtį́į́ł.

mountain 3-nose-against areal-up areal-rain.Prog
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It’s raining up on the point of the mountain.

Haa néelą́ą́’ nidá’ák’eh?

how 3-much.N 2-cornfield
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How many cornfields do you have?

Haa’í shą’ neezgai?

where Q 3-hurt.N
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Where does it hurt?

hadoołbįįd

3DO-2dpl-fill.something.up.with.it.P

Hahgo hooghan ’ádíílííł?

when hogan 3-2-make.F

hanishchaad

3DO-1-card.it.(as.in.wool).I

Hooghan bikáá’ dah si’áánígíí biyah danii’áago ’ádíílį́į́ł ’áko hooghan doo ałhiinídoołdas da.

hogan 3-on up 3-sit.SPN-ÍGÍÍ 3-under pl-3-extend.NP-GO 3-2-make.F so hogan NEG RECIP-3-collapse.F NEG

Háidígíí ááhdi?

which.one-ÍGÍÍ 3-2-to say
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Which one are you talking about?

jidiłhį́į́h

3DO-4-melt.it.I

Joołísh ’atiin tsé’naa ’ahííníłhan doodaii’ daats’í ’anít’i’ báhátis ’ahííníłhan?

ball-Q road across 3-2-throw.P or perhjaps fence 3-over 3-2-throw.P

le’ ’át’éégóó

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used with the optative mode to produce a meaning roughly equivalent to “proof against”

Na’ahóóhaii Ya’iishjááshtsoh bini góne’ nída’adleeh.

July 3-in 3-into rodeo 3-Pl-SUP-be.R
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In July, rodeo events take place.

na’ńle’dii

Nádí daats’í ’éí doodaii’ nideezhí daats’í bááh ’íidoolííł?

older.sister perhaps or younger.sister perhaps bread 3-make.F
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Is your older sister or your younger sister going to make bread? / Maybe your older sister or your younger sister is going to make bread.

Neezdáago ’índa yiyííłtsą́.

3-sit.P-Comp only.then 3-3-see.P

Nichidí háadish nííníłbą́ą́z?

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

Nichidí háadishą’ nííníłbą́ą́z

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

Nichxǫ’ báhádzid.

stop 3-P-be.dangerous
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Stop, it is a bad thing!

Níwe, tʼáádoo ʼabeʼ tʼóó bee naninéʼhí. Hazhóʼó nidlą́.

stop NEG milk just 3-with 2-play.R-NEG properly 3-2-drink.I

Shicheii hastą́diin nááhai yilááhdę́ę́’ ’aníłdįįd.

1-grandfather sixty years 3-beyond-from 3-3-survive.P

Shimá bílájish chiideesh’įįł, hááláayóo deesk’aaz.

1-mother 3-gloves 3-1-use.F because very 3-be.cold.P
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I am putting my mother’s gloves on because it is cold.

Shizhé’é nihwiiłdlaadgo bikéé’ naad’ ’adaashjaah łeh.

1-father 3-3-plow.I-GO 3-behind corn 3Pl-1-drop.I Cust.
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As my father plows it is my custom to follow along behind and drop the corn kernels.

Shínaaí shich’ą́ą́h naaghá.

1-older.brother 1-protect 3-go.CI
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My older brother protects me.

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’iis bąąh nidaohna’.

cottonwood 3-on pl-2dpl-climb.I

woohdlą́ą́’

3DO-2dpl-drink.it.P

yiidą́

3DO-1dpl-eat.it.I

Yiską́ągoósh ’adeestsił nínízingo bee na’anishí hasht’enilééh?

tomorrow-Q 1-make.F 2-want.NI-GO tool 3-2-prepare.I

Łáháda ’ach’íí’ náshdį́į́h.

now.and.then rolled.intestine 1-eat.R