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"that woman"

Translation:kēlā wahine

October 13, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Barb156458

My keyboard doesnt have Hawaiian punctuation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Naomi317587

If you hold down any letter it will give you more opinions


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wwwee2347

Doesn't kēnā also translate as that?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jessi784299

Yeah! In the "Tips and notes" section it says:

The difference is kēlā refers to "that" which is away from the listener and kēnā refers to "that" which is near the listener. Cultural note of interest: Hawaiians are keenly aware of space and time.

For me, I was thinking of it as -nā for near and -lā for far, like là ["there" as in "over there" in French] to help remember which was which... :D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wwwee2347

Yeah, I thought that so, but the course sometimes accepted the answer and someimes not


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

it depends on what your talking about yk


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

thats what i did growing up too


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

So, that's the answer I selected, yet still marked incorrect...


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

Just report all errors like that. Sorry you had that experience.


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

Is there a chance Yall make the app say out the words when it gets checked right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Noelani167256

How do you type a letter with the dash above it


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yoshiko47

I have Android, and I press and hold the letter and it shows all different accents āēōū

Not sure about Apple/iPhone..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shane232590

Keeps asking for accents, do not see them in keyboard.

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