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"Woah, this chili pepper water is spicy!"

Translation:Hū ka pika o kēia kai nīoi!

June 27, 2019

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tiff382466

Woah is not how whoa is spelled


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

Is chili pepper water a real thing? Is this supposed to mean salsa or hot sauce? I wish Duo would offer some level of understanding of what is being translated and what is something untranslated but also explicitly part of Hawai'ian culture. I have had many styles of chili pepper condiments, never have I ever heard of "chili pepper water" what is it?


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

But do "Hū" and "Woah" really match?


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

When it's time for us to type/key in the translation of this sentence, the English word should be spelled "whoa." Has anyone come across this yet?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/D.Kahea

Why would you say kai vs wai?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Limu780489

RE: D.Kaheaʻs question:

Four months have passed now, and thereʻs still no answer?

Can someone please answer this question? Iʻd like to know too!


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

Just a guess, but maybe chili pepper water is more like a sauce or soup than water to drink?


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

No, chili pepper water is just that...water seasoned with pa'akai..Hawaiian salt and chili pepper(s). Not a sauce or soup. Since it's seasoned w/pa'akai, that's more than likely why it is called kai nīoi. pa'a is one word for hard, kai is one word for sea water. Pa'akai. Hardened sea water...salt.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2canspam

"Hū, pika kēia kai nīoi" he pane pololei pū??


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

The English should more literally be "This chili pepper water is so spicy", right?


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

A more literal translation might be "Oh, the spiciness (or heat) of this chili pepper water." I'll accept "This chili pepper water is so spicy" too though.

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