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Nā ʻŌlelo Pōkole no ka ʻAi a me ka Inu (basic words and phrases for eating and drinking)

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ka meaʻai
food
ka meainu
drink
ka pāʻina
meal, dinner, small party
ka huaʻai
fruit
ka ipu ʻala
cantaloupe
ka maiʻa
banana
meleni
melon (from Tahitian)
ka hua waina
grapes (wine fruit)
ka lauʻai
vegetable
ka lūʻau
taro leaves
ka lūʻau haole
spinach
ka meaʻono
dessert, cake, pastry, "delicious thing"
ka monamona
a newer word meaning dessert, from "momona" (fat/sweet)
ke koneko
donut
ka mōchī
mochi
ke kīʻaha
cup
ke kāwele
napkin
ka hale ʻaina
restaurant
ka ʻaina
meal
ka ʻaina kakahiaka
breakfast
ka ʻaina awakea
lunch
ka ʻaina ahiahi
dinner
ka pūpū
appetizer
ke kai penu
dip
ka meaʻai māmā
snack, "light food"
ka pelena
cracker
ka pahi
knife
ka paʻakai
salt
ka ʻai
food, kalo/taro/poi
ka iʻa
fish, other things eaten with poi (taro leaves, salt, hōʻiʻo/pāhole ferns, meat, etc...)
ke pā
plate
ke pā pepa
paper plate
ke ʻō
fork
ke puna
spoon
ke pākaukau
table
ke pola
the bowl, cup, mug
ke pola kope
coffee mug
Pōloli ʻoe?
Are you hungry?
Pōloli loa au!
I'm very hungry!
E ʻai kāua/kākou.
Let's (you and me / all of us) eat.
E pū paʻakai kāua/kākou.
Let's eat together / share salt - more poetic
E ʻai a māʻona.
Eat until you are satisfied/full.
E inu a kena.
Drink until your thirst is quenched.
E hāʻawi mai i ka monamona, ke ʻoluʻolu.
Pass the dessert, please.
E ʻoluʻolu, e hō mai i ka mōchī.
Please pass the mochi.
Nani kēia mau ʻuala!
These sweet potatoes are beautiful!
Ua piha ka ʻōpū.
The (my) stomach is full.
Ua māʻona ka ʻōpū.
The (my) stomach is satisfied/satiated/full.
Ua pae ka waʻa.
The canoe has landed. (a poetic way to say, "I'm full.")
Makewai au.
I'm thirsty.
I meainu nāu?
Would you like a drink?
I wai naʻu (ke ʻoluʻolu).
I'll have some water (please).
I wai huaʻai naʻu.
I'll have some juice.
ʻOno au i ka ʻōhelo papa.
I'm craving strawberries.
ʻOno loa kēia!
This is delicious!
Na wai kēia meaʻai i hana?
Who made this food?
Na ___________ i hana.
It was made by _______________.
I waho ana ʻoe e ʻai ai?
Are you going out to eat?
ʻAe, i ____________ ana au.
Yes, I'm going to ______________.
E hele kāua e ʻai.
Let's (you and I) go eat.
I hea?
Where?
I ka hale ʻaina Mekiko.
At the Mexican restaurant.