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"Pika kēia mea ʻai!"

Translation:This food is spicy!

November 22, 2019



why is it mea ai and not just ai


Spicy is not the right word. Pika applies to food with a high concentration of a particular kind of spice i.e. capsaicin but not necessarily a high concentration of other spices like cilantro or oregano or curry powder. Wehewehe says this: pika vs. hot, as peppery food (said in pidgin Eng.).

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