Part of Speech: Verb
Definition: eat, devour, consume
Other words used:
● Maila’ – to come
● Kao – used to denote a question
● Hao – pronoun participle used for “you”
● Hamyu/o – pronoun participle used for “all of you”
As the days draw closer to carving that delicious turkey or ham, why not spice up the dinner table? Boka is a common word used not only at home but at any public CHamoru event/fiesta you can possibly think of. Besides, what’s a party without food to be eaten? There are different variations and phrases we can use the word, boka, to mean if how we want it to. For instance, one could say:
Kao boka hao?
Did you eat? (addressing a single person)
Kao boka hamyo/u?
Did you all eat? (addressing a particular group)
Here’s another example. Say this is a fiesta setting and you’re inviting your guests to the table (after it’s been blessed, of course!), you can also use this:
Maila’-ta fan boka.
Come and eat. (addressing everyone)
Try some other ways to express “eating” in the household!