"Makemake hou au i ka iʻa."

Translation:I want more fish.

December 2, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kana6814

Is there a Hawaiian phrase for “I would like more fish.” Sounds more polite than “I want” and didnʻt know if there is a distinction in Hawaiian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rabelon

Interesting observation. I feel like "makemake" is more truly "want." There is a difference between saying "We want more fish" and "We would want more fish," the definite versus the conditional. You may be trying to form an American English construction in Hawaiian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NediMcKnig

Why canʻt I say I want another fish?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rabelon

"kekahi i‘a."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IPPSl411

My answer: I would like more fish. It means the same thing, want, like.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mdln_

How would you say "I want fish more"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/useduforce

Why can't "I like the fish more" be a possible translation?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GaryKaHaumana

You like the fish more... than what? Not an expert (I would welcome correction) but I would think if you're saying you like the fish more than something else it might be something like:

‘Oi aku ko‘u makemake i ka i‘a ma mua o ka lau‘ai. (Literally, My desire for the fish is greater than the vegetables.)

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