DA KINE - PIDGIN Dictionary

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DA KINE

(da KINE), multiple functions in speech (variant of standard English “the kind (of)”)

1. (as pronoun) Conversational placeholder when unable to remember what something or someone is called

Example:

Child: Ma! Stay rainin’, and da laundry gettin’ wet!

Mother: Boy, I stay change sista’s diaper! Tell yo’ bruddah stop playing wit’ Ma’s phone, and you two guys make quick, grab ‘um, trow ‘um in da DA KINE, and turn ‘um on!

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2. (as pronoun) Substituted for the name of a mutually understood person, place, or thing; often used for a person who is the object of gossip; sometimes used to prevent overt disclosure.

Examples:

a. Eh, you seen DA KINE today? Ho, if my muddah see me dress li’dat, she no let me out da house.

b. 1st guy: Eh, we neva’ go crabbin’ long time, yeah?

2nd guy: Yeah, no? We go dis weekend.

1st guy: Shoots. Where you like go?

2nd guy: We go down DA KINE; rememba’ las’ time? Choke, had.

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3. (as adjective) Describes behavior or attitude which is sullen, disagreeable, or uncivil

Example:

Jeez, babe, I neva mean um  like dat! Cool yo’ jets, no make DA KINE.

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4. Outdoor clothing and accessory line of the same name

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

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DA KINE

1. An extremely useful phrase, that can be used to describe a person, place, or thing (abstract or tangible)

2. Asking for the opinion of another on a subject of significant important

Examples:

a. Eh, you know what da kine wen do?

b. Da buggah when get all da kine after going da kine after work.

c. Nah, I no can, gotta da kine for my wife, den we going go watch da kine at da kine’s house.

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

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DA KINE

1. The kind of things that need to be addressed

Examples:

a. Das why hard, if you like go get DA KINE brada fo fix da ka fo get mo powa fo us go in da beeg trip, den no talk stink about us guys

b.Da makule brada get DA KINE beeg stuff fo carry way ova dea by da kine riva wid just one junk da kine wagon wid brok wheels

2. The kind of things not addressed

Examples:

a. Auwe, DA KINE stay no place fo da malahinis fo make one da kine  beeg pilakia wid da bradas ova dea

b. We neva mention DA KINE befo us bradas decided fo make da kine ka that no stay need fo gas an den we stay make beeg kine kala wid dis ting

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

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