"4:30 pm"

Translation:Hapalua hola ʻehā o ka ʻauinalā

December 28, 2018

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There is a ridiculous inconsistency with the use of kaʻi. Numerous examples demand (ka) in front of hapalua and others donʻt. I use it and then itʻs marked wrong. Please clarify when ka is required in front of hapalua!

December 28, 2018

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According to Hawaiian Language Fundamentals | ʻŌLELO ʻŌIWI | page 25:

Hola ʻehia kēia?

( ʻO ka) hola ʻehia kēia? = What time is it?

[The reason that the words (ʻO ka) have been placed in parentheses is that it is grammatically correct to use the complete phrase in this question or in many of the answers, but in normal conversation these words are commonly left out. This also applies to most of the replies given.]

Hapalua hola ʻehā o ka ʻauinalā = 4:30 pm

The complete sentence may be as follows: (ʻO ka) hapalua hola ʻehā (kēia) o ka ʻauinalā. = It is 4:30 pm.

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