1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Hawaiian
  4. >
  5. "E kani ka pila i ka pāʻina."

"E kani ka pila i ka pāʻina."

Translation:Play music at the party.

August 8, 2019

5 Comments


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

Kani ka pila: This phrase now helps me understand a local entertainment venue where live musicians play most every night of the week here in Waikīkī.

https://www.outrigger.com/events/music/kani-ka-pila-grille


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

And Derrick Malama's Sunday show on HPR


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3CelticVikings

The word guide implies that "play music" and "play instrument" are the same... Is that true?


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

Aloha e @3CelticVikings , ʻae, these would be two different things. Not sure why Duolingo translated this as "play music." "play an instrument" is more accurate to the literal meaning.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KarinLynn1

why not "play instruments at the dinner"? Seemingly acceptable translations for each word?

Learn Hawaiian in just 5 minutes a day. For free.