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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

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RonRGB

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 ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DABurnside

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeraldMath4

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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DABurnside

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.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MacKinzieRob

In English, isn't AM capitalized?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/386400dd

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DABurnside

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)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BethKing-M

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CriBax

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

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