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"Inu kākou i ka wai hua ʻai."

Translation:We drink juice.

December 9, 2018

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

Can this also mean "everyone drinks juice" or "everyone present drinks juice"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeraldMath4

It's "all you guys and I."


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

If you wanted to emphasize the “everybody” part you could say

Inu kākou a pau i ka wai hua ʻai.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeraldMath4

Why would I say that? Who among us doesn't already know?


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

Challenge accepted. :-)

Ka keiki: “‘A‘ole au makemake i ka wai hua ‘ai!”

Ka makuahine: “Ma kēia hale, inu kākou i ka wai hua ʻaī.”


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

Okay, I love that "juice" is literally "fruit water". Furthermore:

  • Hua ʻai (fruit) is literally "round/ripening food".
  • Lau ʻai (vegetables) is literally "leaf food".
  • Laulau is literally "leaf-leaf", leaf reduplicated.
  • Hua moa (egg) is literally something like "ripening chicken" or "chicken fruit".

Hawaiian is wonderful!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeraldMath4

I think hua is a lot more "egg, seed, round thing" than "round/ripening."

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