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"E hoʻihoʻi ʻoe i ke kelepona."

Translation:Put the phone back.

October 10, 2018



I feel like "Put back the phone" should also be an acceptable answer


it is an accepted answer now :D


Ae, pololei. The verb "put" should not be separated from its preposition "back" by the direct object "the phone." The prepositional verb "put back" should be the correct answer. Note that other prepositional verb phrases in ths lesson -- "turn on the light" and "turn off the light" -- are correct. Why not this?


I think both options for put back are accepted now.


Why do you sometimes require 'oe in the command and sometimes not?


It is often understood as a command without "ʻoe" because it begins with an "E"


Does it just add emphasis if you use 'oe?


'Ae. It is added to clarify or emphasize the actor in a command. If the context is clear, then it can be omitted.


I'm a native English speaker from England and I would also say that "Put back the phone" and "Put the phone back" sound equally correct.


why "i" before "ke kelepono"?


Yes to what Jessi784299 said, and to further the clarification.... If I were to say "E hoʻi hoʻi ʻoe ke kelepona", I would be telling, you, the telephone, to return to where you came from. So the "i" tells that in "E hoʻihoʻi ʻoe i ke kelepona," I am asking you to put the phone back.


we're ready with "E hoʻi hoʻi ʻoe ke kelepona" for the future generations of smartphones where we just tell them to put themselves back ! XD


I love this comment so much I'm paying you a lingot :)


it's a directional object marker to indicate that the action (putting back) is being done to the object (the phone). :)


I'm not much better in English, but if you have the word 'oe in the sentence you should translate the 'you' accordingly. Shouldn't you? If we are having a conversation with someone it's already understood who u talking about.. sometimes the app makes mistakes, but i still like.


E kala mai, sorry for the late response -- but yes, you could simply say "E hoʻi hoʻi i ke kelepona" to the person you are talking to. But in Duolingo, the app is teaching you how to differentiate between ʻoe, olua, okou, and ia, lāua, lākou. Sort of like in Spanish you have tu, usted, ustedes, el, ella, ellos and ellas etc. :)


"E ho'iho'i...'oe...i ke kukui!"

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