"Hoʻomaʻemaʻe ʻo Keoki i ka hapalua hola ʻekahi o ke awakea."

Translation:Keoki cleans at 1:30 midday.

December 23, 2018

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

There was no option to report an unnatural English translation. Who says 1:30 midday? The correct translation should be 1:30 pm.


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    Hawaiians broke the day into functional blocks about four hours long, compatible with their farming and fishing tasks: Kakahiaka (6am to 10am) when morning was cool enough to work outdoors; awakea (10am to 2pm) the sun is high overhead and itʻs time to work indoors or in shade; auinalā (2pm to 6pm) okay to go back outside; and ahiahi (6pm to 10 pm) when itʻs too dark to work outside. Late evening is aumoe (looks like au/I and moe/sleep), doesnʻt it? :-)


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

    Thanks. That is interesting, but a translation into English wouldn't have PM = midday. Could be 1:30 PM or 1:30 in the afternoon but midday is 12:00


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NasuSamaruk0

    Very interesting information!


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

    That's great, but we are learning to understand Hawaiian, it would be helpful to learn the English since this course isn't for Hawaiian speakers, but due those who speak English. There is no 1:30 midday in English so the language should get translated.


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

    This cofusion could easily be avoided if the words were translated to their meaning rather than to anglo-centric terms; a culture is after all reflective of its culture:)


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

    Or if the translations were consistent. In the same exercise "hapalua ka hola ʻumikumamākahi o ke awakea" is translated as "11:30 a.m." not *"11:30 midday".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HUMPS333

    Bullfish! I used pm too...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peterterry6

    translation allows for am or pm o every other question, why would it insist on midday here? This needs to be consistent with everything else in this module


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kay263685

    English translation would be 1:30 PM. That should be accepted.

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