PUA TING - PIDGIN Dictionary

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PUA TING

(POO-uh TING), noun or adjective (variant of English “poor thing”)

Describes a victim of misfortune

Example:

PUA TING, Keaka – he wuz so excited to play Friday, but wen’ wipe out on his skateboard; hardly can move, mean road rash all ‘ova.

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

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PUA TING

Can be used to express compassion or sarcasm in regards to the condition of another

Examples:

a. Pua ting, she wen work two doubles at the hospital, can hardly keep her eyes open.

b. Aw, pua ting, you wen bump ya head, huh? That’s wot you get fo go ride your bike without a helmet.  Like look all cool without it but look at you now!

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

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PUA TING

1. Poor person

Examples:

a. PUA TING, da brada stay like da kine wahine wid no ohana fo get da kokua dat she need fo make da kine mo betta witout giving dem da ono grinds fo make um stay hauoli

b. Shaka bra dat da kanaka went find da PUA TING in da riva ova dea wid just her puka mumu on her bodi, but she stay still gude

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2.  Poor thing

Examples:

a. PUA TING, about da beeg kane that neva know about da pilakia dat da wahine stay get wid her ohana ova dea in da hale

b. If you figa you stay one PUA TING, den maybe da kane was akamai fo know who stay at fault fo all dat pilakia dat you stay make wid da kine lolo

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

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