Bkedé – He/she is Hungry

Mbekdé – I am hungry

Gbekdé ne? – Are you hungry?

Bkedéwak – They are hungry

Nbektémen – We/not you are hungry

Gbektémen – We all are hungry

Gi bkedé – He/she was hungry

Cho mbektési – I’m not hungry

Author: neaseno

I was born on Powers Bluff in Wood County, Wisconsin, into a traditional community of Neshnabek. I was raised speaking only native languages, and learned to speak English upon entering school at the age of 6. As of this writing, I am one of 5 remaining Heritage Fluent Speakers of Potawatomi.

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