"Makemake hou ʻoe i ka ʻōhelo papa a i ʻole ka pīʻai?"

Translation:Do you want more strawberries or blueberries?

March 9, 2019

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it says ka not na, so it should be ok to say the strawberry or the blueberry


Perhaps. But it still has to be a good English sentence. What was the full sentence you typed?


They should actually use na then! I mean you could be asking in the singular, like a flavor of icecream... the


Maybe in Hawaiian it doesn't need to be plural. It's like saying "Do you want more watermelon?" We don't say "watermelons".


Does this mean "Do you want more strawberries, or do you want more blueberries? (either/or)", or "Do you want some more strawberries and/or blueberries?"


I get it. a i ʻole means or?


Okay I gotta ask - I typed "Would you like more strawberries or blueberries?" What's the difference between that and the "acceptable" answer? The program accepts "like" and "want" interchangeably often. What's the difference this time?


It might just be a variation they forgot to add. Did you use the "my answer should be accepted" report button?


Aha! No, I did not know there was such a thing. I will look for that next time! Mahalo nui no kou mana'o =)


ʻole is translated to lack of? I thought this said strawberry instead of blueberry but I was wrong. I don't understand the use of i ʻole.

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