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"Makemake hou au i ka iʻa."

Translation:I want more fish.

December 2, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan855824

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.

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