"Woah, this chili pepper water is spicy!"
Translation:Hū ka pika o kēia kai nīoi!
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?
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.