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"E hoʻihoʻi ʻoe i mea pāʻani."

Translation:Put the toys back.

October 9, 2018

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jpappas60

Could this also be "Put back the toys."?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yellowist

I think it should, came to comment the same thing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KeolaChang

Precisely. Both are correct English translations.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cvictoria42

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pyint

I wrote "put back the toys" and consider myself to speak rather standard English. (I'm not Hawaiian).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MacKinzieRob

I am very confused by all this discussion DLHawaiian accepts both sentences, so what is the discussion about?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kelii....

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jpappas60

The You in an English command is "understood" and thus not needed (e.g., Turn off the water)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeraldMath4

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kelii....

I would think that is an acceptable answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MojaveMama

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jpappas60

Thanks for the confirmation!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/like_water

Why is "let's return the toys" not an acceptable translation? The glossary lists "return" as one meaning of "ho'iho'i".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kelii....

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.

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