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nh dah ee knee sh

Today’s Navajo word is everybody’s favorite: Friday.

Technically, you may hear this word also said like this, “Ashdla’ajį́ nda’anish.” The first part of the phrase contains jį́ (see díí jį́), and ashdla’ (which is the number five), so it approximates to “the fifth day.” The latter part of the phrase contains the particle -nish in reference to work, or working, preceded by the particle nda- which can mean no, or none, and in this case (the) end.

Nda’iiníísh is the more common way to say Friday in Navajo.

Phrase: Díí jį́ éí Nda’iiníísh. Today is Friday.

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