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"Close the door."

Translation:E pani ʻoe i ka puka.

October 29, 2018

7 Comments


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

What is the purpose of ʻoe here?


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

I just want to add to this question as well, I hope this is ok: is it valid to say this sentence without 'oe?


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

ʻoe here is pretty much unnecessary but it's not wrong with or without it. It's just more specific about who the command is directed towards


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PauloChen2

Since most doors don't require two or more people to close them, "'olua", "'oukou", etc. don't seem to be reasonable subjects here. So, not for removing ambiguity. The only thing left would be emphasis. Something like "You, open the door!".


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

I have the same question. What is the purpose of "oe here?


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

ʻaʻohe ʻoe paha ma ka wahi hakahaka?


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

I wish DLHawaiian would not show the whole sentence when I point to a single word to get suggestions

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