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"E paʻa kēnā waha."

Translation:Be quiet.

October 27, 2019

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There are a few possible ways to say "Be quiet" in Hawaiian. The first is kulikuli which is rude and abrupt. The other is ha mau which roughly translates to "take a long breath." To me, E pa'a kēnā waha sounds much like "close that mouth."

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