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"Aia ʻo ia i loko o ka hale."

Translation:He is inside the house.

January 29, 2019

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

Hasn't "Another correct answer" sometimes had "building" for "hale"?


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

'Ae, hale is not just house. It can be building in general, like how they say Honolulu Hale for city hall.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eliza727459

Is it usually qualified if it is other than a house? Like your example Honolulu Hale, or like hale kū'ai?


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

Often but not always. Technically, the answer to this prompt could legitimately be He is inside the building.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hawaiian-is-hard

Why do you have to say "aia 'o ia" and not just "o ia"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eliza727459

Aia signals location.

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