How would you say ''The beautiful farmer'' ?
ka mahiʻai uʻi
Why not He u'i ka mahi'ai?
"he" is the word for "a" in hawaiian.
When you see an adjective at the head of a sentence, like u'i, it is actually being used as a verb, so it is more like "is pretty".
Could one translate u‘i as lovely?
Yes. There are quite a few words for beauty in Hawaiian as in English. We have beautiful, pretty, lovely. Hawaiian has u'i, nani, and nohea for starters.
When speaking how can one distinguish when "nohea" is being said vs. "No hea" since those two have drastically different meanings
"good-looking" would be a better English translation than "beautiful", to apply more naturally to all genders
Maika'i is not only good, fine and well but also good-looking, handsome, beautiful etc.
Well exceot i teied that and it was wrong :(
What if the farmer was a woman?
isn't mahiʻai used for both farmer and farm?
The farmer has a farm - he mahiʻai ka mea mahiʻai
Im having truble with the word order what is the word order for o'leo hawai'i
u'i can mean many things, not only handsome.