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"Kūʻai au i ka lole."

Translation:I buy clothes.

March 21, 2019

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

Audio is "ki ka lole" while text is "ka lole". Which is correct?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mak511906

The audio on mine is "i ka lole" as written. Maybe listen again and if yours is still saying "ki" instead of "i " you could let the programmers know there's an error.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mak511906

I answered "I buy the dress" because "ka" is singular. Is clothes assumed to be a collective noun, kinda like the opposite of "poʻe" or "ʻai"? It's a little confusing.


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

yes, clothes really is a collective noun, and in Hawaiian could be singular or plural.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IPPSl411

My answer: I purchase clothes. Why is this not acceptable??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jessi784299

it just hasn't been added to list of correct answers yet. you can report it and someone might be able to add it :)


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

Why would "I buy the clothing" be wrong? "The clothing" and "clothes" both have the same meaning and are nouns.


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

The authors just did not include all possible answers in the system. The next time you come across it, then report it that your answer should be correct.

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