Pehea 'oe should be used for the expression how are you. I'm native Hawaiian and I've never heard anyone say Pehea kāua when asking someone how they are doing.
Like kawehiluthi, I am a Native Hawaiian and have never heard my family or friends say Pehea kāua. Pehea 'oe is the correct form in this context.
Duolingo you got some real learning to do if youre going to put hawaiian language on this app. I olelo hawaii and thoughg it was cool to see hawaiian on here for other to learn but it is so incorrect.
FWIW, it is in "Beta" which means not finished. But more importantly, I believe the content for the lesser spoken languages is made from user contributions. I believe I saw that the Hawaiian so far has been made from a school in Hawaii. I think it possible for you to become a contributor yourself and help to make it better if you would like to! :)
why ʻHow are youʻ also use Pehea kāua? We general say Pehea ʻoe, isnʻt?
I was sure it means how is everyone. Does it? I see your replies as 'oe is you. Pehea 'oe should be instead?
kāua is we (you and I). Specifically the speaker and the listener. So pehea 'oe the correct form of how are you. Pehea kakou would be the most accurate form of how is everyone.
Thank you for your reply. So kaua is dual? You said that it includes speaker and listener. Is it possible to use pehea kaua for how are you as in 2 listeners, not including the speaker?
I am familiar with a concept of dual, but Slovenian version...which is well..there is a lot of it :D
Kaua is we and includes the speaker. So when you say Pehea kaua, you're saying how are we referring to both yourself and the listener. Kaua is not used to how are you with two listeners and not the speaker. Kaua will always include the speaker. Even if you're speaking to more than one person using Pehea 'oe is ok.
'Ae, as others are saying, I am perplexed as to why "Pehea kaua" is "How are you?". "Pehea 'oe" is when the speaker is asking of one other person, not including himself.
"How are we?" comes across as something Queen Victoria would say when speaking using "we", i.e "We are not amused."
Through out the years I was taught Pehea 'oe means how are you. Because in earlier lessons on this app kāua = we.
Pehea 'oe? is of course the go to question. No one would ask this Pehea kāua? question. So, forget it and do not let it confuse you.