White Dove's English-Cherokee Dictionary

White Dove's Cherokee Dictionary

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English: Pronunciation: Cherokee Script:
Acorn gu-le
Agree da-da-he-tse-tlv
All ni-ga-da
All right ha-wa
Alone u-wa-sa
Already ga-yu-la
Also na-s-quu
Amen e-me-nv
And a-le
Angel di-ka-no-wa-di-do-hi
Anvil a-so-di-ta-lu-gi-s-gi-u-li-gi
Apple sv-ga-ta
Apricot da-lo-mi-ge-a-dv-dv-s-ka-i
Apron a-tse-sa-do
Arrow di-ga-da-tla-dv
Arrowheads di-ga-da-tla-dv-tsu-s-go
Ash tsu-ga-no-nv
Ashes go-s-du
Asleep ga-li-ha
Ate a-ga
Aunt e-tlo-gi OR e-lo-gi OR
Ax ga-lu-ya-s-di
Baby u-s-di-ga OR u-s-ti-i OR
Bacon ha-wi-ya--u-ka-yo-sv -
Bad u-ho-i
Bag de-ga-lo-di
Ball a-la-ga-lo-di
Banana qua-me-na-a
Barrel sv-do-ni
Basket tsu-lu-tsa
Bass u-no-ga
Bat la-me-ha
Batter a-su-ge-di
Bay  v-da-li
Beads a-de-la-di-ya-tso-di
Bean du-ya
Bear yo-nv
Beautiful u-wo-du-hi
Beaver do-yi
Bed ga-ni-si
Bedroom a-sv-s-ti--ka-nv-su-lv -
Bee wa-du-li-si
Beech tree gu-sv-tlu-gv-i
Beef wa-ka--ha-wi-ya -
Before i-gv-yi-di-tlv
Behind o-ni-di-tlv
Believe a-quo-hi-yu
Believed a-quo-hi-yu-nv
Believe (will) da-go-hi-yu-ni
Bell ha-lv-ni
Below e-la-di-tlv
Belt a-da-tlo-s-di
Bench ga-s-nv-hi-dv-ga-s-gi-lo
Beside u-li-di-tlv
Between a-ye-li
Bible go-we-li-u-ha-ge-dv
Big e-qua
Bigger u-ta-ni-di
Big spoon e-qua-di-do-di
Birch tree a-ti-sv-gi-tlu-gv-i
Bird tsi-s-qua
Birth u-de-nv
Birthday u-de-ti-yi-s-gv-i
Black gv-na-ge-i
Blackberry ka-nu-ga-hi
Blackbird gv-na-ge-tsi-s-qua OR si-s-qui-li-s-da OR
Black racer a-do-gi-ya-s-gi-i-na-dv
Black skunk di-la-gv-na-ge-i
Black snake ga-le-si
Blanket tsu-s-qua-nv-ni
Blood gi-gv
Blouse a-ge-yv-ga-du-i-u-nu-wo-gi
Blue sa-go-ni-ge-i
Bluebird tsa-quo-la-da-gi OR tsi-quo-la-de OR
Bluejay tsa-yo-ga
Boat tsi-yu
Bobcat gv-he
Book go-we-li
Bow ga-li-tsa-di
Bow and arrow ga-li-tsa-di-a-le-di-ga-da-tla-dv
Box ga-ne-sa-i
Boy a-tsu-tsa
Boys a-ni-tsu-tsa
Branch u-s-di-u-wa-ni-ga-lv
Branch (stream) u-s-di-ge-yv-qua
Brain nv-tsi-da
Brave tsi-li-tsu-ya-s-di
Bread ga-du
Bridge a-sv-tsi-OR-a-su-tlv-i OR
Broad ax dv-na-ga-ka-yu-s-di
Brother u-do
Brothers a-na-da-nv-tli
Brown wa-di-ge-i
Bucket ta-lu-gi-s-gi-go-yi-nu-s-di-a-ma
Building a-ne-s-ge-ha
Bullfrog ka-nu-nu
Butter go-sa-nv-hi
Butterfly ka-ma-ma
Buzzard su-li
Cabbage u-s-ge-wi
Cake wa-du-li-si OR u-ga-na-s-ta OR u-ga-na-s-dv OR OR
Candle u-ka-na-wi-a-tsv-s-do-di
Candy ka-lu-se-tsi
Canoe tsi-yu
Cap u-gv-tsa-di-a-li-s-que-ta-wv
Car a-tso-du-di
Cardinal do-tsu-wa
Cast iron pot tsu-la-s-gi
Cat we-sa
Caterpillar s-go-ye-a-ne-s-gi-lv-s-gi
Center a-ye-li
Central a-ye-li
Chair ga-s-gi-lo
Chapter a-ya-do-lv-i
Cherokee tsa-la-gi
Cherokee Nation tsa-la-gi-ti-a-ye-li
Cherokee (place) tsa-la-gi-yi
Cherry ta-ya
Chestnut ti-li
Chestnut tree ti-li-tlu-gv-i
Chickadee tsi-gi-li-li
Chicken tsa-ta-ga
Chicken hawk ta-wo-di
Chief u-gv-wi-yu-hi
Child a-yo-tli
Children di-ni-yo-li
Child of  u-we-tsi
Chimney a-hu-tsa-wa-la-gv-i
Chipmunk gi-yu-ga
Christ ga-lo-ne-da
Christian tsu-ne-ti
Christmas u-na-de-ti-yi-s-gv-i
Church di-ge-la-wi-s-ti
City ga-du-hv-i
Clean u-da-nv-ga-lv-da
Clock wa-s-ti
Close a-s-du-di
Cloth a-na-yo
Clothing di-nu-wo
Cloud u-lo-gi-lv
Cloudy u-lo-gi-la
Coat ga-sa-le-na
Coffee ga-we OR ka-wi OR
Coffee pot ka-wi-a-do-di-tsu-la-s-gi
Cold u-yv-tla
Colt a-gi-na-so-qui-li
Come e-he-na
Come in gi-yv-ha
Container a-tli-s-do-di
Cook (N) a-da-s-da-yv-hv-s-gi
Cook (V) a-da-s-da-yv-hv
Cooking pot tsu-la-s-gi
Cooking stove a-da-s-da-ya-di-ga-ka-hv-i
Copper tsi-yi
Copperhead wo-di-gi-a-s-go-li
Corn Beater ka-no-na
Corn bread sa-lu-ga-du
Corner u-nv-si-yv-i
Couch shell e-la-qua-a-ma-e-qua-hi-e-hi
County s-qua-du-gi
Cove u-ge-da-li-yv-i
Cow wa-ga
Crawfish tsi-s-dv-na
Cream a-s-ta-tlv-da
Creek ni-la-dv-na
Cricket ta-la-du
Crow go-ga OR go-gv OR
Cry a-tlo-ya-s-di
Cucumber ga-ga-ma
Cup ga-nu-hi-lo-di
Daughter u-we-tsi-a-ge-ya
Day i-ga
Days du-do-da-qui-sv
Daylight u-gi-tsi-ha
Death a-yo-hu-hi-s-di
Dear a-wi
Deep ha-wi-ni
Devil a-s-gi-na
Dime s-go-i-ya-da-nv-te-di
Dirt ga-da
Doctor di-da-nv-wi-s-gi
Dog gi-li
Dogwood ka-nv-si-ta
Door a-s-du-di
Doorway ga-lo-hi-s-di
Dough (corn) a-su-ge-da-se-lu
Dough (flour) a-su-ge-da-u-lo-le-s-da
Dove gu-le-di-s-go-ni-hi
Down e-la-di
Dress a-sa-no
Dresser di-se-hi-s-ti
Dry u-ka-yo-di
Duck ga-wa-nv OR ka-wo-nu OR
Duckling ka-wo-nu-a-ni-dv
Dusky horned owl tsu-li-e-na
Eagle u-wo-ha-li
Eagles a-wo-ha-li
Ear ga-le
Earth e-lo-hi-no
 
Eel dv-de-gi
Egg u-we-tsi
Eight tsa-ne-la
Elephant ka-ma-ma
Elm tree da-wa-tsi-la-tlu-gv-i
Emegrants u-ni-lu-tsv
Empty vessel a-tsi-s-do-di
Enemy tso-tsi-da-na-wa
Eye a-ga-do-li
Eyes di-ga-di-li
Face u-ka-dv-i
Fast ga-tsa-nu-la
Fat u-li-tso-hi-dv
Father a-do-da
Feather u-gi-da-li
Field tso-ge-si
Fireplace go-dv-di-a-hu-tsa-wo-la-dv
First a-gv-yi-yi
Fish a-tsa-di
Fishing a-si-v-s-gi
Five hi-s-gi
Flour u-tsa-le-s-da
Flower hu-tsi-lv-ha
Flowing e-gv-i
Fly dv-ga
Flying squirrel de-wa
Fog (FAR) tsu-gv-ha-dv
Food a-li-s-ta-yv-ne-ti
Forest  a-do-hi
Forever a-do-hi
Fork yv-gi
Four nv-gi
Fox tsu-la
Friday tsu-na-gi-lo-s-ti
Friend o-gi-na-ni-li
Friend (my) o-gi-na-li-i
Friends tso-ga-li-i
Frog wa-lo-si
Frost u-ya-dv-ha
Fruit u-da-ta-nv-a-gi-s-di
Frying pan a-ha-wi-ya-gv-na-wa-do-di
Gap (MTN) u-yv-la-dv-dv-i
Garden a-wi-sv-di-yi
Geese sa-sa-u-ni-go-di
Girl a-ge-yu-tsa
Glass u-ne-s-da-la
Glove s-ka-i-li-ye-su-lo
Goat tsu-s-qua-ne-gi-dv
God e-do-da
Going ge-ga
Going (was) ge-gv-i
Going (will be) ge-ge-s-ti
Gold da-lo-ni-ge-i
Good o-s-da
Goose sa-sa
Go out do-yi
Gosling sa-sa-a-dv
Grapes qua-lu-si
Grass ga-nu-lv-hi
Grasshopper do-la-tsu-ga
Gravy u-ga-ma
Great Spirit a-da-nv-do
Green a-tse-hi
Gritter a-su-go-s-di-se-lu-tsu-wa-ni-ge-i
Groundhog a-ga-na
Group u-da-tli-gi
Grown person u-dv-na
Grown plant u-dv-sv
Groups du-na-da-tli-gi
Guinea gu-que-di-ga-na-sa-i
Hammer gv-ni-li-da-s-da
Handsaw u-s-di-a-ga-na-do-gi
Happy a-li-he-li-s-di
Hat a-li-s-que-ta-wo-gi
Hawk tsi-wo-di
Hay ka-ne-s-ga
Hazlenut a-yu-gi-dv
Head a-s-go-li
Hear ga-dv-gi-dv
Hear (I) a-ka-dv-ga-nv
Hear (will) ga-ga-dv-ga-ni
Heat u-di-le-ga
Heard (I) ga-dv-gi
Heaven ga-lv-la-di
Hello si-yu OR o-si-yo OR
Hens tsa-ta-ga-a-gi-si
Heron ka-na-s-go-wa OR tsi-ga-wa-yi OR
Hickory nut so-hi
Hickory-nut-soup qua-na-tsi
Hickory tree wa-ne-i-tlu-gv-i
Highway e-qua-nv-no-hi
Hit it gv-ni-ga
Hit it (will) dv-gv-ni-la
Hoe ga-lo-go-di
Hog si-qua
Holly u-s-da-s-di
Home a-que-nv-sv-i OR o-we-nv-sv OR
Hoot owl u-gu-gu-hi
Horse so-qui-li
Hot u-di-la-ga
House a-da-ne-lv OR ga-li-tso-de OR
Hummingbird wa-le-lu
Hundred s-go-di-ta-wu-qui
Hungry (I am) a-gi-yo-si
Hurry u-tli-s-da
Husband u-ye-hi
 

Ice u-ne-s-da-la
Ice cream u-ne-s-da-la-di-s-ta-nv-hi-u-nv-di
Icicle u-ne-s-da-la-u-ne-sa-dv-i
Inch e-ya-si-ta-dv-hi
Indian yv-wi-ya-hi----plural:-a-ni-yv-wi-ya-hi -- plural:
Indian plant wo-di
Inside ha-wi-ni
Island a-ma-ye-li
Itch u-ni-tsi-la
Jahova yi-ho-wa
Jesus tsi-sa
Jug ga-de-gu-gu
Jump ha-da-na-wi-dv
Kettle ka-wi-a-di-di-tsu-la-s-gi
Key a-s-du-i-s-di
Kill tsi-lu-ga
Kinfolk yo-hv-s-ti-a-na-dv-ni
Kingfisher tsa-tlo-hi
Kitchen a-da-s-ta-ti
Knife ye-la-s-di
Know (I) tsi-ga-ta-ha
Lake v-da-li
Lamp a-tsv-s-di-go-i
Last o-ni
Lawn o-ni
Lazy ga-na-li
Leaf u-ga-lo-gv
Learn ga-do-le-qua
Leg ga-ga-lo-i
Legs di-ga-ga-lo-i
Light a-tso-s-dv
Lightning a-na-ga-li-s-gi
Like gi-ni-tlo-yi
Lion tlv-da-tsi
Little u-s-ti
Little people yv-wi-tsu-na-s-ti-ga
Lives e-ha
Log tsu-lv-da-ge-wi
Log cabin tsu-lv-da-ge-wi-a-ne-s-gv-di
Long ga-nv-hi-dv
Love tsi-lv-quo-di OR tsi-ge-yu-i OR
Man a-s-ga-yv
Mask a-gv-du-lo
Match a-tsu-s-di
Matress a-tse-s-do
Me a-ya
Meadowlark na-qui-si
Meat ha-wi-ya
Medicine nv-wa-ti
Medicine Man di-da-nv-wi-s-gi
Men a-ni-s-ga-ya
Metal ta-lu-gi-s-gi
Milk u-nv-di
Minister a-la-tsi-do-lo-s-gi
Minnow u-s-di-a-tsa-di
Minnows tsu-na-s-di-a-tsa-di
Moccasin u-tsu-wo-di
Mole ti-ne-qua
Monday do-da-quo-nv-hi
Money a-de-la
Month i-ya-nv-da
Moon u-do-sv-no-e-hi
Morning su-na-le-i
Mosquito do-sa-u-dv-na
Mother e-tsi
Mountain u-nv-da-tlv-i
Mountains du-nv-da-tlv-i
Mouse ta-la-s-ge-wi
Mouth a-ho-li
Mudhen do-ga-wa-ni
Mulberry gu-wa
Mushroom u-lo-que
Muskrat sa-la-qui-s-gi
Nail yv-gi
Needle ga-ye-wi-s-do-di-yv-gi
Negro gv-na-ge-i
Nephew v-gi-wi-na
New  a-tse-hi
Newspaper di-ga-le-yv-ta-nv-hi-go-we-li
Nickle (coin) hi-s-gi-i-ya-da-nv-te-di
Night sv-no-yi
Nighthawk a-sv-no-yi
Nine so-ne-la
No tla-no
No good o-yo-i
No thank you tla-no
None ka-ni-gi-dv
Noon i-ga
North tsu-yv-tlv-i
Nose ga-yv-tlv-i
Now no-quo
Numbers di-se-s-di
Nuthatch tsu-li-e-na
Old a-ga-yv-li
One sa-quo OR sa-qui-i OR sa-wu OR OR
One feather sa-quo-u-gi-da-li
Onion sv-gi
Open a-s-du-i-dv
Outside do-ye-hi
Overalls u-tse-sa-di-a-su-i-o
Overcoat u-dv-na-ga-sa-le-na
Owl u-gu-gu
Ox ga-na-li
Paid a-gu-yo-dv
 
Paint a-si-wi-s-ti
Pair tsu-tso-da-li
Panther tlv-da-tsi
Paper go-we-li
Parrott tsi-s-qua-ga-wo-ni-s-gi
Partridge gu-que
Passageway ga-ne-nu-tlv-i
Passion flower u-wa-ga
Path u-s-di-nv-no-hi-u-lo-hi-s-di
Pay a-gu-yv-di
Peace do-hi-yi
Peace on earth e-lo-hi-no-do-hi-yi-ge-se-s-ti
Peach qua-nv
Peacock gv-na-ta-u-qua-do-tli
Pear di-go-dv-di
Pencil di-go-we-lo-di
Persimmon sa-li
Pheasant dv-di-s-di
Phone di-li-ho-he-di
Pie ge-li-s-gi
Pigeon wo-hi
Pillow a-gu-s-do
Pine no-tsi
Pineapple no-tsi-i-yu-s-di-sv-ga-ta
Pine cone u-s-gu-ta-nv-hi-no-tsi
Pink u-s-go-lv-gi-ga-ge-i
Pitcher u-we-se-di
Place ha-na-ni
Place to lay down a-ni-si-di
Plates di-te-li-do OR a-se-li-do OR
Play da-ne-lo-hv-s-ga
Plow ga-da-lu-go-di
Plum qua-nu-na-s-di
Pond v-da-li
Pony u-s-di-a-so-qui-li
Pork si-qua-ha-wi-ya
Popular tsi-yu
Potato nu-nv
Prairie chicken tsa-ta-ga-i-go-di-e-hi
Pray a-da-do-li-s-do-ti
Preach a-la-tsa-do-ti
Preacher a-la-tsi-do-ho-s-gi
Pumpkin i-ya
Purple Martin dlu-dlu-(spelled-"tlutlu")
Quail gu-que
Qualla qua-lv-yi
Quiet e-lo-we-hi
Quilt ye-ga-li
Quilts di-ye-ga-li
Quit tsi-yo-hi-s-da
Quite e-la-ne-i
Rabbit tsi-s-du
Racoon gv-li
Raining a-ga-s-ga
Rainbow tsi-s-de-tsi
Rat tsi-s-de-tsi
Rattle ga-na-tse-di
Rattlesnake u-tso-na-ti
Raven go-la-nv
Read hi-go-li-ya
Red gi-ga-ge-i
Redbird do-tsu-wa
Return hu-lu-tsa
Returns u-ni-lu-tsv
Rice go-no-he-nv
River e-quo-ni-ge-yv-i
Ring a-li-ye-su-s-ta-wo
Road nv-no-hi
Robin tsi-s-quo-quo
Rock nv-ya
Rooster tsi-ta-ga-a-s-ha-ya
Rough u-da-tsa-dv-di
Run ti-s-qua-lv-di
Salt a-ma
Sassafrass ka-na-s-da-tsi
Saturday do-da-qui-de-na
Saw ga-na-do-gi
Saw (I) a-gi-go-hv
School di-do-le-qua-s-di
Screech owl wa-hu-hu
See tsi-go-wa-ti-ha
See (I) tsi-go-ti
Seven ga-li-quo-go OR ga-li-quo-gi OR
Sew ga-ye-wi-s-di
Sheep u-no-de-na
Sheet u-ta-no-hi
Shell u-ya-s-ga
Shirt a-s-ga-yv-u-nu-wo-hi
Shoe a-la-su-lo
Shoes gi-la-su-lo
Short s-qua-la-hi
Sick u-tlv-ga
Silver a-de-lv-u-ne-ga
Sister u-lv OR a-de-lv OR
Six su-da-li
Skirt a-sa-no
Sky ga-lv-lo-i
Sleep ga-tli-ha
Slow u-s-ka-no-la
Small u-s-ti
Smile u-ge-tsa-s-gv
Snail e-la-qua
Snake i-na-dv
 
Snow u-nu-tsi
Snowing (it is) go-ti
Snowbird du-di
Sock a-li-ho
Socks di-li-yo
Soccer sa-quo
Soldiers a-ni-yo-wi-s-gi
Someone gi-lo-sa-quo-hi
Son (of another) u-we-tsi-dv-hi
Son u-we-tsi
Soup u-ga-ma
South tsu-ga-na-wv-i
Sparrow tsi-s-qua-ya
Speckled u-nv-tsa-dv
Spicewood no-da-tsi
Spoon di-do-di
Spring (of water) ga-nu-go-gv-a-ma
Squirrel sa-lo-li
Star no-tlv-si
Steer ga-na-li
Stool a-li-s-dv-tsu-s-di-ga-s-gi-lo
Stop ha-le-wi-s-ta
Stove a-da-s-da-di-ga-ka-hv-i
Strawberry a-nv
Street ga-la-nv-da
Sugar ga-li-se-tsi OR ka-li-se-tsi OR
Sun i-ga-e-hi-nv-do
Sun (is shining) a-ga-li
Sunday do-da-qua-a-gv-i
Sunshine a-ga-li-ha
Swan sa-sa
Sweet u-ga-na-s-ta
Table a-li-s-da-yv-di-ga-s-gi-lo
Tail ga-do-ga
Tails di-ga-do-ga
Tales ka-no-he-lv-v-s-gi
Talk hi-wo-ni
Talk (I will) da-tsi-wo-ni-si
Talked (I) qui-wo-ni-sv
Talking tsi-wo-ni
Tall ga-lv-la-di-i-ga-di
Tea u-ga-lo-gv
Teacher di-de-yo-ho-s-gi
Tears (rips) hi-tsa-ga-lv
Tears (cry) tsu-ga-sa-wo-dv
Teeth di-go-yv-ga
Ten s-go-hi
Thank you wa-do OR s-gi OR
That na
That is na-a
Then na-hi-yu-i
There na-hna
Thick u-ha-ge-dv
This hi-ya
Think ge-li
Think (I will) ga-li-s-ge-s-ti
Thistle tsi-tsi
Thought (I) ge-li-s-gv
Thousand sa-quo-i-ya-ga-yv-li
Thursday u-gi-ne-i-ga
Three tso-i
Tipi (cloth) a-na-wo-a-da-ne-lv
Tiny u-s-ti
Tipi (skin) ga-ne-ga-a-da-ne-lv
Tobacco tso-lv
Today go-hi-i-ga
Tomahawk ga-lu-ya-s-di
Tomato u-na-gu-hi-s-di
Tomatoes u-ni-na-gu-hi-s-di
Tomorrow su-na-le-i
Tonight go-hi-u-sv-hi
Tooth ka-yu-ga
Trail u-s-di-nv-no-hi
Tree tlu-gv-i
Trees de-tlu-gv
Tribe a-ni-la-s-da-lv
Trousers a-su-lo
True a-do-hi-yu
Try ha-ne-ta
Tuesday ta-li-ne-i-ga
Turkey gv-na
Tufted-titmouse u-tsu-gi
Turnip da-qua-sa-nv
Twin di-ga-tla-wa
Twins di-ni-tla-wa
Two ta-li
Uncle e-du-tsi
Under a-wi-ni-tsa
Understand (I don't) tla-i-go-li-ga
Understand (didn't) tla-ya-quo-tsi-i
Understand (won't) tla-i-ge-go-li-ga
Up ga-lv-la-di
Valley ge-da-li-yv-i
Vein u-lo-i-s-di-gi-gv
Very u-do-hi-yu
Walk a-i-su
Walnut sa-di
Want (I) a-qua-ya-du-li
Wanted (I) a-qua-du-li-s-gv
War da-na-wa
Warm u-ga-na-wa
Weasle tsi-s-ga-tsi-da-lo-ni
Wednesday tso-i-ne-i-ga
Weeds ga-nu-lv-hi
Welcome tsi-lu-gi
West wu-de-li-gv-i
What ga-do
Wheat u-tsa-le-s-di
 
Where ha-tlo
When hi-la-yu-i
Whirlpool wa-gu-li
White u-ne-ga
Who ga-ga
Wife u-s-da-yv-hu-s-gi OR a-tsi-ye-hi OR
Wild ge-ya-ta-hi
Wildcat gv-he
Winter a-ma
Wind u-no-le
Window tso-la-ni
Witch s-gi-li
Wolf wa-ya
Woman a-da
Wood a-ga-yv
Woodpecker ta-la-la
Word ka-ne-i-s-di
Words di-ka-ne-i-s-di
Work (go to) u-te-lv-nv-di
World e-lo-hi
Wren tsi-tsi OR a-li-ta-ma OR
Write ho-we-lv-ga
Yard o-ni
Yellow do-lo-di-ge-i
Yellow mockingbird hu-hu
Yes v-v
Yesterday u-tlv-hi
Young a-da-hi




Last Update: 11 April 2004
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