Please explain how ka 'ao'ao 'akau can mean either the north side or the right side. I'm sure to get turned around if I get these directions.
Wouldn't "The park is north of the house" be an equally good translation as "The park is on the north side of the house" ?
"North side of" to me suggests "right next to, on the north." "North of" could be four blocks away.
You might think- they are really similar in meaning- but the Hawaiian sentence specifies "side" with "ka 'ao'ao" so I guess they are going for the literal translation.
"'Ao'ao" is side.