"ʻAʻole ʻo ia makemake."

Translation:She does not want (it).

February 2, 2019



I have a question about word order. Does the subject go before the verb when it's a pronoun (ʻo ia makemake) but after it if it's a noun (makemake ka poʻe), or does the difference depend on something else? Mahalo!

February 2, 2019


ʻAe, pololei! Yes, that's right. In a negation sentence (using ʻaʻole) if the subject is a pronoun it moves up, otherwise it stays where it would usually be.

May 22, 2019


Mahalo nui!

May 23, 2019


Same question, I should translate it as: Aʻole makemake ʻo ia...

February 20, 2019


Is makemake transitive? I.e. can it be used without an object specifying it? In English this sentance would mean that 'she doesn't want in general', as if it's a foreign concept.

Does this extend to hawaiian?

June 4, 2019
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