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Da Kine Dictionary (Hawaiian) Paperback – June 1, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-1573061360 ISBN-10: 1573061360 Edition: Bilingual

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Lee A. Tonouchi, a.k.a. “Da Pidgin Guerrilla,” is co-editor of Hybolics literary magazine, writer of da award-winning Pidgin short story collection Da Word, and author of da essay collection Living Pidgin: Contemplations on Pidgin Culture.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Bess Press; Bilingual edition (June 1, 2005)
  • Language: Hawaiian
  • ISBN-10: 1573061360
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573061360
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #831,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Terri VINE VOICE on January 5, 2008
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I am from Maui, and I ordered this book just to see how things were in the writer's perspective. Some of this book made me laugh, but some of it was more silly, than actual words used in Hawaii. Believe me, I am a pro at speaking Pidgen. I was born and raised on Maui, and we all spoke Pidgen, and still do, even living here in California. It's a hard language to shake. Some of the words in this book seemed more made up by the public, kind of like newer teenaged used words. I wasn't impressed with this dictionary, mostly because some of the words were too silly, and really not used. Although, there were several words that are used there in Hawaii, and for that fact, if you're a stranger to the islands, this book might help you understand the Pidgen words spoken there. I did get a good laugh at his way of describing the words, it's pure humor. I will keep this book, just for old times sake, but I think the book called "Pidgen to da Max" is way better than this book, and has more words in it that are used traditionally by the Hawaiians, and other races in Hawaii.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. A Kelsey on October 28, 2005
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I moved from Oregon to Hawaii and the lingo is way different. In fact pidgin is totally undecyperable (if you haolie, bra). Its all Hawaiian, Fillapino, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, etc spoken so quickly even when the odd English word pops up you aren't sure you know what was said. Enough about the practical its funny too. Required reading if you move in the islands if you want to be a local haolie, and not a haolie haolie.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By DCCJ on September 22, 2006
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Freakin' Hilarious! For those of you who enjoyed "Pidgin to Da Max" back in the 80's (and still do), this is a great update to it with classic terms that still hold up today as well as new terms that make you wonder why "Pidgin to Da Max" didn't think to put in.

You'll enjoy each word used in a sample sentence as well. Garanz Ballbaranz...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Heinrichs on September 29, 2005
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if you used to live there, dis one gra book. If you still do, now you will be able to expand your vocabulary beyond, "you know, da kine".
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Bought for the kids for our future trip. (the book says not to try to use it to talk like a locals) but hey, that doesn't mean we can't learn what the locals are saying about the tourists.

This book is all in fun and no harm is meant by reading it or learning from it.
We are having a great time, laughing.
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