"He puni ʻawa ʻo ia."

Translation:She is an ʻawa lover.

December 8, 2018



For those of you, like me who don't know a lot about Hawaiian culture:

"Kava or kava kava or Piper methysticum (Latin "pepper" and Latinized Greek "intoxicating") is a crop of the Pacific Islands. The name kava(-kava) is from Tongan and Marquesan, meaning "bitter"; other names for kava include ʻawa (Hawaiʻi), ʻava (Samoa), yaqona (Fiji), sakau (Pohnpei), and malok or malogu (parts of Vanuatu). Kava is consumed throughout the Pacific Ocean cultures of Polynesia, including Hawaii and Vanuatu, and Melanesia and some parts of Micronesia for its sedating effects."

From Wikipedia

December 8, 2018


Odd way to phrase this. "Awa lover" isn't something I've ever heard growing up in Hawai'i. I submitted "He loves 'awa" and it was accepted.

December 21, 2018


Not accepted for me

January 20, 2019


Reports that I have a typo (omitted okina), but gives no way to enterokina (eg no buttons for special characters)

January 31, 2019


I'm confused. Why doesn't it accept "he is an 'awa lover"?

April 25, 2019
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