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"He ʻuala ʻono kēia."

Translation:This is delicious sweet potato.

January 9, 2019

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

What is the difference (in Hawaiian) between "this is delicious sweet potato" and "this sweet potato is delicious"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Leilani896423

He 'uala 'ono keia vs 'Ono keia 'uala


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.Kainoa

"This sweet potato is delicious," wasn't accepted.


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

Since the sentence is indefinite, could this also be translated as "these are delicious sweet potatoes?"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlesWil267432

No. that would be: He mau 'uala 'ono keia. "Mau" is a plural marker used after "he" and "kekahi"


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

Aaah, that's good to know. Thank you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Star691312

Couldn't this also be "This delicious sweet potato?" I got it wrong putting that, but other examples seem to work like that with Hē (e.g. Hē lā ūmalumalu -> "A cloudy day")


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CharlesWil267432

No. that would be: Keia 'uala 'ono


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melina715562

They need to add Hawaiian grammar tips.

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