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beh soh

Today’s word is the general Navajo term for money, and also a more specific reference to dollar bills. You’ve probably noticed by now that the Navajo language doesn’t like to use the letter ‘P’. Instead, it uses ‘B’.

If you also happen to be familiar with the Spanish language, you would have probably noticed that béeso is remarkably similar to peso. What happened here with the word for money is a simple adaption of the early Spanish word that signified currency.

See if you can understand the following using previous words of the day:

Dííjį́ éí nda’iiníísh. K’ad díkwíí daats’í shi béeso hólǫ́?

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