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"The poi is in the kitchen."

Translation:Aia ka poi ma ka lumi kuke.

December 13, 2018

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

This might help. Dictionary defines ʻai as "Food or food plant, especially vegetable food as distinguished from iʻa, meat or fleshy food; often ʻai refers specifically to poi..."


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

There is a similar usage in Japanese where 'rice'/'gohan' can also mean 'meal' e.g. asagohan (morning rice)= breakfast


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

Weren't we using a different word for poi?


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

Yes, sometimes it's "ka poi" and sometimes "ka 'ai," but I wish there was a note or something somewhere to explain the difference and when to use one of the other.

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