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"ʻElima pāpale o kēlā wahine."

Translation:That woman has five hats.

December 6, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nico838548

Is this just an unprecise translation or is there no need for a word like "have" when we have the o showing possesion?


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

Nico, this video link may help you understand this sentence type.

Look at time segment [7:30] to [9:16].

(Link) https://youtu.be/yRNJpx4p9cQ


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

Pepeke Nonoʻa Me Ka Huahelu

Possessive sentences with numbers (Having / possessing a number of something)

(Number) Thing being possessed + (o/a) Thing/person possessing it

(Poʻo) .................................................................(Piko)

(Head).................................................................(center)

(Number) Thing being possessed + (o/a) Thing/person possessing it

ʻElima pāpale...............................................o kēlā wahine.

Five hats.......................................................of that woman.

= That woman has five hats.

(This is one of the sentence patterns for telling the amount of things someone has.)

ʻElima pāpale o kēlā wahine. = That woman has five hats.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danylo65

Is this another similarity with Irish?

  • That woman has five hats.
  • Tá cúig hata ag an mbean sin. (is five hat at the woman that)
  • ʻElima pāpale o kēlā wahine. (five hat of that woman)

Maybe I'm taking a shot in the dark


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ryagami97

It seems more similar to the way Turkish expresses possession to me. "Kadının gözlüğü var" ("The woman's glasses are/exist")


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Laura516012

I got this one right


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kamakea1

I heard " ...'o kēlā wahine".


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

Is she wearing them all at once!?

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