"One dollar and ninety-nine cents for the candy."
Translation:Hoʻokahi kālā me kanaiwakūmamāiwa keneka no ke kanakē.
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Copying this from my other comment:
As Hōkūlani mentioned farther down this thread, hoʻokahi is used for an amount of something. hoʻokahi kālā (one dollar), hoʻokahi ʻīlio (one dog). ʻEkahi, as you correctly state, is used for the numeral 1, such as when counting, ʻekahi, ʻelua, ʻekolu... or when listing phone numbers like ʻelua ʻole ʻekahi, ʻelua ʻehā ʻekahi ʻekolu -> 201-2413, or when talking about dates e.g. ka lā ʻekahi o Malaki -> day 1 of March, that is March 1st. =)
The word me actually means with and a me literally means and with but meaning and. You would use the word a to connect two verbs or adjectives with and
nani a hanohano
'ai a inu.
With two nouns it needs to be a me - ke keiki a me ke kupuna
Because these are numbers, they are just using the word me by itself.
I saw in an other sentence He at the begining, something like He 'umi kala ka pila, the bill is ten dollar. Why not He hoʻokahi kālā me kanaiwakūmamāiwa keneka no ke kanakē then?
And what's the difference between ka pila and ke kaki? I don't catch the difference. Mahalo nui no ke kōkua!