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"He mahiʻai koʻu ʻanakē."

Translation:My aunty is a farmer.

October 11, 2018

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

I typically say aunt, not aunty. I mean, I call my aunts "Aunty [insert name here]", but I don't say "my aunty". I think "aunt" should be the preferred translation.


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

In Hawaii aunty is what we call them. Our vernacular is likely the derivative for using aunty in duo.


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

But 'aunt' is accepted...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/September690413

I've never once in my life said aunty. only ever aunt. it should accept both.


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

Does it not accept both? I agree it should, but aunty should be preferred.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NightmareE6

It accepts both. If you write 'aunt,' Duolingo will accept it as an alternate translation, so it's not wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DiaaV
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Is there a way to distinguish an officially-related aunty to a family-friend aunty without going into an explanation to the person asking?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GoodbyeMajor1991

I wrote "the farmer is my aunt": I got the words right, but did it not like the order I put it in?

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