Verb Type 1 When Something is Not Happening

Verb Type 1 When Something is Not Happening

Sometimes it is important or most efficient to say something is not happening.

Always use “gaawiin + verb + sinoo/zinoo”

Think about the ending of your Verb Type 1

  • If it ends in “aa” or “o” add “sinoo”
  • If it ends in “d” – remove the “d” and add “sinoo”
  • If it ends in “an” – add “zinoo”
 

For example:

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Michaa
Gaawiin michaasinoo
Gaawiin michaasinoon
It is big
It is not big
More than one thing is not big
Agaasaa
Gaawiin agaasaasinoo
Gaawiin agaasaasinoon
It is small
It is not small
More than one is not small
Debwemigad
Gaawiin debwemagasinoo
Gaawiin debwemagasinoon
It is true
It is not true
More than one thing is not true
Izhiwebad
Gaawiin izhiwebasinoo
It is happening
It is not happening
Zoogipo
Gaawiin zoogiposinoo
It is snowing
It is not snowing
Gimiwan
Gaawiin gimiwanzinoo
It is raining
It is not raining
 

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Examples:

Dibaajimowinan gaawiin debwemigasinoon. The stories are not true.

Gaawiin michaasinoo mazinaabikiwebinigan. The computer is not big.