"E hoʻihoʻi ʻoe i mea pāʻani."

Translation:Put the toys back.

4 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/jpappas60
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Could this also be "Put back the toys."?

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yellowist
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I think it should, came to comment the same thing.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KeolaChang

Precisely. Both are correct English translations.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrandonWon774161

What really gets me is that local people of Hawaii say "put back the toys" when standard grammtical English says "put the toys back". Both make sense for us Hawaii locals who speak Pidgin as well.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pyint
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I wrote "put back the toys" and consider myself to speak rather standard English. (I'm not Hawaiian).

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cvictoria42

"Put the toys back" and "Put back the toys" are both 100% grammatical standard English.

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jpappas60
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The You in an English command is "understood" and thus not needed (e.g., Turn off the water)

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kauahip

And, contextually, the "you" in Hawaiian is understood. So, when giving a command to someone familiar to you, you can omit " 'oe " in conversation.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jpappas60
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Thanks for the confirmation!

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kelii....
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And just an fyi, "return" as in movement back to a place is just ho‘i - Ho‘i au i ka lumi moe. I return to the bedroom.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeraldMath4

"Put the toys away" came out "Incorrect." I wonder how one would say that in Hawaiian.

2 months ago

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I would think that is an acceptable answer.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MojaveMama

"Put the toys away" is now accepted. It's the answer I submitted.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/like_water
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Why is "let's return the toys" not an acceptable translation? The glossary lists "return" as one meaning of "ho'iho'i".

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kelii....
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The issue is not return, but let's. The prompt has 'oe in it which should not elicit let's. That would be E ho'iho'i kākou i nā mea pāʻani.

2 months ago
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