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"Mālama kālā au i kēia lā."

Translation:I'll save money today.

January 7, 2019



Since the E (E mālama kālā...) was omitted, the way I see this, that leaves two options: Intention or the past (I saved). There is no past marker either, which someone commented in another post exists. That leaves one choice: Intention. I intend to save money today=I'll save money today (since the verb for to intend is absent).


It is not future tense. Literally, it is present tense, but there is no good way of saying it in English. "I save money today." Or present participle "I am saving money today." But that is more like "Ke mālama nei au."


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Another future outta nowhere..?

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I got this one wrong-- I agree- it's a future out of nowhere. I would use the marker "e- ana" for future tense, so I don't know why it's not this way here.

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