"No hea kou makua kāne?"

Translation:Where is your father from?

October 6, 2018

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Why does the world "makua kāne" have the space in the center, unlike the word "makuahine"?


I would also like to know the correct spelling of this word. Both options, with and without a space, are probably correct. I trust this source: wehewehe.org. A separate spelling is given here. But in the video lesson 'Ka Leo ʻŌiwi', Episode 2, 10:57, I found 'makuakāne', no space mark. However, I've seen an inaccuracy in those videos, like Poʻakahi and other days of the week without kahakō (vs. wehewehe). Altough I have doubts about it too because of 'Po'ahia'. Where is the Truth?


Hover hints list "Where is you dad from" instead of "your"; reported.


When do you use makua kāne vs makuakāne?


Just keep it spaced. Sometimes you'll so 'oia or 'o ia. A lot of words are compounds of words. Like 'wai'. It's everywhere because water is everywhere in Hawai'i.
You'd have to ask a Hawaiian language teacher about makuahine. My guess is it is a slang that happened because of the double wa sound in makua wahine.


I don't understand how this means "where is your father FROM" where is the word "from" and I always get this wrong because every time I read it, it literally says "where is your father"

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    "No hea" is actually asking for a person's origin, not their location. Literally, the prompt is asking "Where is your father originally from." "Aia i hea" asks about a person's physical location.

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    They must've updated the hints, because when I clicked precisely on "No" the left-most hint was given as "from" even though it also gave the general translation for the larger phrase. Then I clicked on "hea" and the second-from-left hint was "where" so it was clear to me that "no hea" means "from where" and I worded my response as such. Note: "From where is your father?" is an accepted alternative to the more widely used, "Where is your father from?"

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    Sorry, I'm on Android and there is no button to edit my previous comment. I just checked again and the "general translation for the larger phrase" is NOT given as of 2021.12.31, only each individual word's hints.

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