Translation:There are three small cats in the box.
If we're talking about small cats, why is "kittens" not an acceptable description of the animals in the box? Is there another term for kittens?
(possible question) ʻEhia pōpoki liʻiliʻi i ka pahu? = How many small cats are in the box?
Aia ʻekolu pōpoki liʻiliʻi i ka pahu. = There are three small cats in the box. or Three little cats are in the box.
ʻEhia keiki nuha ma ka pā pāʻani? = How many stubborn children are on the playground?
(possible answer) Aia hoʻokahi keiki nuha ma ka pā pāʻani. = One stubborn child is in the playground.