"He ua kēia."

Translation:This is a rainy day.

11/16/2018, 10:43:20 PM

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"This is a rainy day" versus "Hilo rains." Why does this not read "This day rains"? Rainy, I believe is a different word in Hawaiian, so I think the construction of the sentence of "this is a rainy day" should look a little like 'Ouaua keia la. I must be missing something here.

11/16/2018, 10:43:20 PM

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In this case, since "ua" follows "lā" it is modifying "lā". "He lā ua" is "A rainy day". Adding "kēia" makes it, "This is a rainy day."

11/18/2018, 2:48:10 AM

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Always that "kēia" was pronounced differently :D

1/18/2019, 10:49:49 AM
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