"Makemake hou au i ka iʻa."

Translation:I want more fish.

12/2/2018, 3:04:21 PM

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/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.

12/2/2018, 3:04:21 PM

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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.

12/16/2018, 7:34:03 PM

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Is "makemake hou" always "want more"? Cuz just to see whatd happen i tried "i want fresh fish" but the app said it was wrong

12/5/2018, 12:27:54 PM

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To add to my question would "makemake au i ka i'a hou" be "i want fresh fish"?

12/12/2018, 3:06:39 PM

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Why canʻt I say I want another fish?

1/20/2019, 6:54:04 PM

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"kekahi i‘a."

1/22/2019, 7:24:45 PM

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Mahalo!

1/22/2019, 7:36:22 PM
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