"Aia i hea ka wai?"

Translation:Where is the water?

January 18, 2019

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What is the use of aia?

January 18, 2019

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Aia is a locative. It means there, there it is, there are. My dictionary defines it as an idiom. Acting with i hea in this sentence, it comes to mean "where is." In other sentences, you wonʻt necessarily see it translated to There are toys on the floor, but shortened to The toys are on the floor. Thatʻs the pattern Iʻm seeing on DL, anyway.

January 29, 2019
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