What does da kine mean in pidgin?

What does da kine mean in pidgin?

“the kind
Da kine is not Hawaiian. It’s a widely used expression in Hawaii pidgin English. Roughly translated, it means “the kind,” similar to the pidgin expression any kine, which itself means “any kind.” But da kine’s meaning is more complex.

Why Do Hawaiians say da kine?

Dakine comes from a Hawwaiian expression used originally by surfers. It is a slang/pigeon English version of “The Kind”, meaning very good, “the real deal” or exceptional. Some say that Beach Volleyball was probably first played in Hawaii in 1915, when the Outrigger Beach and Canoe Club set up a court on Waikiki Beach.

What does small kine mean in Hawaii?

A little bit;
SMALL KINE (smo̊l kīn) A little bit; not very much. The opposite of “big kine.” Also means “no problem; don’t worry about it.” “This is a small kine dictionary, really.”

How do you explain da kine?

“Da Kine” comes from “the kind” or “the thing” and is used as an extremely vague, yet simple explanation of an action or object when something’s specific name is unknown or cannot come to mind.

Is Pidgin a slang?

Quick Background on Hawaiian Slang. Hawaiian slang, more popularly known as Pidgin, is Hawaii’s unofficial local language and can be heard spoken throughout the islands by the locals.

How do you use the word kine?

Kine sentence example

  1. Those possessed of large herds of kine lent out stock under various conditions.
  2. Too often do we suffer the lean kine to devour the fat.

What is Hawaiian Pidgin?

What it is is a full language. Hawaiian Pidgin today is made up of largely English-derived words, with some words from the various languages of the Hawaiian immigrants and the native Hawaiians, in a structure that’s sort of like English, sort of like other creoles, and contains some syntax from various Asian languages.

What does “stay” mean in Hawaiian Pidgin?

Sometimes you can get clues: the word “stay,” in Hawaiian Pidgin, indicates an ongoing action. If you say “I stay eat lunch,” that means, basically, “I am eating lunch,” with no need for the -ing ending that English uses. If you talk about a woman, and you say she’s “stay da kine,” that often means, says Sakoda, that the woman is pregnant.

What does Da Kine mean?

Da kine is one of these. It originally comes from the English “the kind,” possibly relating to the meaning of that English word as “kind of,” or “type of.” But there are not that many instances where you can replace da kine with “the kind” and have any idea what a Hawaiian Pidgin speaker is saying.

What does Braddah mean in Hawaiian Pidgin?

Brah or Braddah are used for laid-back conversations or to get someone’s attention. Don’t forget the differences between similar words. Hapai means pregnant while Hapa means half. Talk story means chatting or casual conversation and Talk stink means talking bad about someone else. Below is a list of commonly used Hawaiian pidgin words.