Should be: No Hawai'i mai au
Can you explain why?
Kākoʻo! "No Hawaiʻi mai au"
I thought that as well
a ole mai
How would we say 'I am not from Hawaii' and 'He is not from Hawaii'. ? I am a beginner learning this language, and really would like to know this,
Did you try going to the duolingo dictionary?
The problem is that the dictionary just gives the definitions of words and doesn't tell you how to put them together properly.
I found it! "Au wau i mai Hawaiʻi." I think. :|
I didn't know there was a duolingo dictionary, so I went to Google and found it and put in the sentence, and this is what came out:
Eia au i, mai Hawaii
I am not from Hawaii
I don't know which translation is correct but keep in mind that duolingo is devoted to languages. But on the other hand, my brother uses Google translate all the time for German and it seems to work for him.
The more unlike English a language is, the less likely Google or Bing are to get it correct. They are usually pretty bad at Hawaiian, Japanese, Klingon, etc.
No Hawai‘i mai au
(in this case mai is used as a directional)
Ex: * mai ka mokupuni o Maui * (from the island of Maui)
No Hawai'i au! I lived there for ten years
I live here for my whole life