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"This sandwich is so tasty!"

Translation:Hū ka ʻono o kēia kanauika!

July 14, 2019



The insertion of "o" seems tho change the concept from "This sandwich is so tasty" to "the deliciousness OF this sandwich." How were we supposed to have guessed this?


'Hū, ʻono kēia kanauika' is also correct, probably. Probably, just a program misstep.


Hey BethKing-M! I think you nailed the concept. I think 'ono is really closer to "deliciousness" than "tasty." I'm seeing that some of these "how could I guess" prompts are on purpose, to challenge and hone our understanding of a given word or concept. Hang in there. I appreciate your comments!


[PE] 1 nvi To rise or swell, as yeast or souring poi; to ferment, leaven, overflow, percolate, effervesce, boil over; to surge or rise to the surface, as emotion; to gush forth; rising, swelling, outburst. Cf. huaʻi. Perena hū ʻole, unleavened bread. Hū ka ʻaka, to burst into laughter, guffaw. Hū ka pele, to pour forth lava, erupt. Inā hū aku kou ʻuhane i ka po ʻe pōloli, if your soul has compassion for the hungry people. Hū mai ke aloha no ka ʻāina, love for the homeland swells forth. He hū wale mehe wai lā, unstable as water. hoʻohū To leaven, cause to rise, inflate, swell, overflow; yeast, baking powder.

(link) https://manomano.io/definition/9292


Delicious, tasty, savory; to relish, crave; deliciousness, flavor, savor.

(link) https://manomano.io/definition/28680

The deliciousness of this sandwich overflows!

(duolingo) This sandwhich is so tasty! = Hū ka ʻono o kēia kanauika!


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Is this a proper phrase?

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    Could you look up "hamu lau" for me? Thanks.


    hamu is to devour

    lau is greens

    So a vegetarian is a greens-devourer :D


    ??Ae, 'ono ka hamapuka was tran slated to" Yes, the hamburger is delicious." Why wouldn't the same format apply: Hu 'ono keia kanauiki for, "This sandwich is so tasty."?


    Could you also translate the English phrase as, "ʻOno nō kēia kanauika!"?

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