"One bowl of tripe stew for me."

Translation:I hoʻokahi pola ʻōpū kū naʻu.

June 13, 2019



Why is "ōpū" before "kū"? "Beef stew" is "kū pipi", right?

June 13, 2019


This is a good question; "ʻōpū kū" and "pipi kū" are a couple of the uncommon exceptions to the general rule of descriptive words coming after "nouns" in Hawaiian. I can't say for sure why this is, but it may have something to do with their origin in the English "tripe stew" and "beef stew".

August 1, 2019
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