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

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

January 8, 2019



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 ?


I've read that the day 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 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?


Latin ante meridiem before midday, then post meridiem after midday. At 12 noon the clock ticks over, so 11:59 a.m., then 12:00 p.m. and conversely, at midnight, 11:59 p.m., then 12:00 a.m. (I'm not sure if this answers your question.)


In English, isn't AM capitalized?


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


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)


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


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

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