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"I am from Hawaiʻi."

Translation:No Hawaiʻi au.

October 11, 2018

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Margaret942443

Should be: No Hawai'i mai au


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Puaena1

Kākoʻo! "No Hawaiʻi mai au"


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

Can you explain why?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/karamelingo08

I thought that as well


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tupu466804

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)


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

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,


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

Did you try going to the duolingo dictionary?


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

The problem is that the dictionary just gives the definitions of words and doesn't tell you how to put them together properly.


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

I found it! "Au wau i mai Hawaiʻi." I think. :|


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

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


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

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.


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

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.


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

No Hawai'i au! I lived there for ten years


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N0lanBo1

I live here for my whole life

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