DA... KINE - PIDGIN Dictionary

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DA... KINE

(da…KINE), multiple functions in speech (variant of standard English “the kind (of)”); compare DA KINE (#2), emphasizing secretiveness

(As pronoun) In gossip, a speaker’s somewhat furtive reference to a person assumed known by the audience

Example:

Teenage girl 1: Eh, you seen da kine today? Ho, if my muddah see me dress li’dat, she no let me out da house.

Teenage girl 2: Whatchu mean? Who you talkin’ about?

Teenage girl 1: You know, DA…KINE.

Teenage girl 2: Ohhhh, DA…KINE. Yeah, no? But I no t’ink da muddah know, cuz she wuzn’t wearin’ dat onna bus.

Submitted by Irene from Waipiʻo Gentry, Oʻahu (Submit yo' own)

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DA... KINE

When mentioning a person or concept not very popular, controversial, or (insert here) so a slight pause is need for additional emphasis

Example:

I was talking about my cousin with my Mom but den da buggah wen show up at our house.

Which cousin?

You know, da… kine.

Oh, dat buggah

Yeah, da kine...

Submitted by Jason from Hilo, Hawaiʻi (Submit yo' own)

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DA... KINE

1. The kind of things that maybe delayed

Examples:

a. Raja dat if mo betta DA ada KINE wahine get da beeg kine boobs I eva went spak, den I no care cause I still luv my wahine mo den eva

b. Howzit if DA beeg KINE kane stay by his tita befo da brada wid da hanabutta wen find out she no gude fo him cause all da kine pilakia she stay bring back to da hale

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2. The kind of things that count

Examples:

a. Hey bra, you get DA gude KINE kala fo da titas who like go spend on da black papule maket an den I gonna see lata how we can get mo kala from ya fada

b. Mo betta unload DA gude KINE stuff that stay stolen befo us guys get caugt wid our baybadese down an den we stay get in beeg pilakia

Submitted by Frank from Kailua, Oʻahu (Submit yo' own)

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