"It's my birthday!"

Translation:ʻO koʻu lā hānau kēia!

December 25, 2018

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/BarbaraLea954887

Why is "ka" not needed before day? I know ka means "the," but I am still unsure of the "exact" rule in this instance.

December 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jdmcowan

It's actually like English in this. If you have a determiner (like "this" or "his"), then you don't use an article (like "the" or "a"). You can say "the day" or you can say "my day", but you can't say "the my day" or "my the day". Same in Hawaiian. "Lā" already has "ko‘u", so you can't use "ka".

December 27, 2018
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