"Mālama au i nā keiki i ka hapalua hola ʻumikūmamākahi o ke awakea."

Translation:I take care of the children at 11:30 am.

January 8, 2019

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In length of time in hours, when does "ke awakea / the noon / the midday" begin and when does it end in the native thought of Hawaii ?

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    I've read that daylight was more-or-less divided into four-hour blocks: 6 a.m. - 10 a.m. kakahiaka, when it is cool enough to work outside. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. awakea, when it's too hot to work outside except in the shade or work indoors. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. 'auinalā, when the sun is lower and work outside can resume. 6 p.m. -10 p.m. ahiahi, evening followed by aumoe after 10 p.m. But these are approximate times and DL sometimes extends a block by an hour or so.


    RonRGB's question sounded like my problem at first, but I need a different answer. I translated "11:30 midday" and was wrong, so when does a.m. stop and midday start?


    When I tapped "ka awakea" it said both "pm" and "am" for translations?

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      Awakea is approximately 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. so in theory, you can have both a.m. and p.m. during awakea, but 11:30 awakea would clearly be a.m. (BTW, am and pm are grammatically incorrect)


      I look after and I take care of the children are not different


      "Look after" is pretty idomatic so I'm not surprised it's not in the bank of correct responses, but if you mark it as "my answer should have been correct" next time they may add it! ;)


      Can someone explain to me the purpose of having the correct response already written out so very little thinking in required?


      Apparently "I take care of the children at 11:30 in the afternoon" is not correct/accepted. Does "awakea" not mean noon?


      further to the comments already on this thread - I said "11:30 in the morning" (although knowing it said awakea instead kakahiaka) to differentiate from "...at night" and was marked wrong - so realize that (maybe?) the best way to treat awakea in English is AM and PM (and midday or noon) as noted. Mahalo!

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