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"The poi is in the kitchen."

Translation:Aia ka poi ma ka lumi kuke.

December 13, 2018



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..."


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


Weren't we using a different word for poi?


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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