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"E kelepona i kou hoa."

Translation:Call your friend.

December 24, 2018

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

Didn't another example translate this command form as "should"? That is, could this also mean "You should call your friend."?


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

Friend = hoaloha, hoaaloha; hoa, and more.


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

I thought friend was "hoaloha"


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

I saw this and I thought that it was saying "the phone is your friend"


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

So, later we learn that kou is for relationships that are inalienable, ancestral, or surrounding; and that kāu is for relationships that are chosen, optional, or descendent. If we choose our spouses and children, surely we also choose our friends? So why isn't it E kelepona i kāu hoa?

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