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"Aia ʻelima makaaniani ma ke pākaukau."

Translation:There are five pairs of eyeglasses on the table.

December 15, 2018

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

I used "Five eyeglasses are on the table" and it did not take, despite that "Aia ka poi ma ka lumi kuke" is acceptable as "The poi is in the kitchen" rather than "there is poi in the kitchen."

Might this be a case to open an alternative answer? I believe Aia can be translated as "there is" -or- "item is in/on."

Mahalo for consideration.


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

Aloha e Pohaikealoha! Mahalo for your suggestion. It has been added to the course.


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

There are... : In Hawaiian = Aia... In Indonesian = Ada...


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

Yes i was thinking about it too .. it is so similar


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

And lima in Indonesian = 'elima in Hawai'ian either..

Austronesian or Malayo-Polinesian connection.. I think


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sarah671161

eye glasses or sunglasss???

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