"Where is your aunty from?"

Translation:No hea kou ʻanakē?

October 24, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kk1106314

These "where is blah blah from" questions are missing the mai. The answer should be "No hea mai kou ʻanakē?". It should be at least accepted if mai is in the sentence.


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

Please report it as Your answer should be accepted.


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

Is "No hea kou 'anakē?", accepted? N. Whats the difference between the two sentences?


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

Just curious - are 'aunty' and 'uncle' strictly used for blood relatives? Or they used as terms for any older women and men who you don't know?


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

They are terms of endearment not just actual aunts and uncles.


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

Is the word 'anaké borrowed from "unkle"? It kinda looks similar...


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

ʻanakē is from aunty and ʻanakala is from uncle.


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

It should be "No hea mai kou 'anakē"? Or at least accepted as an option.


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

Why is aunty not translated?


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

The Hawaiian word ʻanakē is from the English word aunty and is translated already.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Harry213260

I keep pressing the correct translation but it doesn't respond. I can't move forward. It's happened before. Is it the app? Can i get some help?


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

What distinguishes aunt versus aunty? I can only speak personally but I never would address an older woman who wasn't part of my family as aunty; it would be disrespectful. Google translates doesn't have a word for aunty, instead says ʻanakē is aunt. Just curious what I should be looking for to tell the difference.


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

The Hawaiian language program is using English that is distinct to Hawai‘i. No one says aunt there, only auntie/aunty. This can be used for an actual aunt or for an older (but not very old) woman as a term of endearment. Friends are often considered family in Hawai‘i.


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

Mahalo! That helps a lot, cheers!

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