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"I have a dad."

Translation:Shizheʼé hólǫ́.

January 9, 2019



This sentence is grammatically incorrect. The translation provided actually means "have my dad," which does not make any sense. The most accurate translation for this sentence would be, "Azhe'é shee hólǫ́." Whoever translated the sentence originally did not consider the proper usage of pronouns. When you place "shi" in front of a noun in Navajo, it means "my [noun]."


The literal translation is "My dad, he exists."


Yeah, I think I reported this one recently, not just because of this, but because it didn't take "I have my dad" as correct either.


This one confuses me.


Don't worry it confuses native speakers as well


How do i get the last letter of holo' on my keyboard?


Morgan, I think there is an error in DL's "correction" which was not the same as the above translation. I had the same as above and was "corrected" to holoʼ, which I think is wrong, so I reported it.


What does shee mean?


It means "I" when referring to possession without using a possessive pronoun. However, this sentence is poorly translated, so it mistakes "shee" for "shi" and it also places it in the wrong part of the sentence.


I'm really frustrated here. There is no available accent for the last letter on my keyboard. I keep getting it wrong or that there is a typo, when i know the right way, but can't express it.


Doesn't Duolingo provide you with a list of the marked vowels? It's usually right under the text box. That's how I did it for a while.

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