"Aia ʻo ia ma kai o ke alanui."

Translation:She is seaward of the road.

March 29, 2019

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

Is Hawaiian one of the languages that use directions like seaward, mountainward instead of North, South etc.?


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

There is also "windward" and "leeward"...


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

Hū! He mea u'i! So beautiful :)


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

It is seaward of the road should also be accepted... He, she, it.


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

street... road...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DonaldArms1

I agree that either he or it should be acceptable as well as she ... and I also agree that, after living here for many years, I have NEVER heard anyone give local directions and say "upland" or "seaward" ...


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

I'm sure you've heard people say "mauka" and "makai" when giving directions.

Here's a small example of that kind of phrasing used in everyday language:

"… is on the mauka side of Hana Highway and the Hana side of Oheo Gulch."

Sound familiar now?

Mauka = upland

Makai = seaward


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kamakea1

There are other people besides people in Hawai'i, and we do sometimes say upland and seaward.


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    I wrote "It is seaward of the road" and was marked incorrect.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Audie.T

    "She is seaward of the road" is the correct way to say it.

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