"This is not a spoon."

Translation:ʻAʻole kēia he puna.

January 8, 2019

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In Hawaiian, the subject pronoun jumps to the front of the sentence when responding in the negative. Its placement is immediately following the negation. For example, "He will not go to the store." The proper translation is "A'ole 'oia e hele ana i ka hale ku'ai." Notice the location of 'oia just behind a'ole.

HIT the Up Arrow and DROP me a Lingot. This particularly important condition is encountered all of the time. I would advise writing it down and keeping it handy. Cheers!

January 8, 2019
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