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"Makemake ʻo ia i ka iʻa?"

Translation:Does he like fish?

December 5, 2018

13 Comments


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

Makemake is like and sometimes it's want. How do you know when to say like versus want?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlesWil267432

it's all about context.


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

Yeah, so itʻs 6 of this and half a dozen of that. Iʻm buying fish at a supermarket is going to take want over like. It is what it is


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlesWil267432

Yes like "That's hot!" will mean very different things if you are looking at a car or a stove. Not so hard.


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

;-) Mine shows an emoji before the sentence and after the sentence ? ;-) After your reply on this thread, there is no reply option left


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlesWil267432

a comment with no message???


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

How do you say.."does he want fish?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlesWil267432

The same way. So it will depend on context.


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

The problem is the translation doesnʻt accept "want" so thereʻs something fishy going on...no pun intended


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlesWil267432

Well, you just have to tell them. When they say you are wrong and you don't agree, let them know by hitting report or discuss; then sometimes they will notify you that they have now accepted the your translation.


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

Yes, they have accepted and updated per a post or 2 of mine. Context is correct and I know the difference when I want to buy something and I like to eat something. This app is still in beta format so just gotta carry on!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlesWil267432

'Ae, e holo i mua kākou!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zabet2

Is there somewhere we can listen to Hawaiian being spoken by various people? When I just listen to the words, rather than read them, I'm having trouble differentiating between 'oe and 'o ia.

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