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"ʻO ka Pōʻahia kou hānau?"

Translation:What day of the week is your birthday?

April 6, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeraldMath4

To be on the safe side, I added "of the week" after "What day." Didn't work.


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

Neither did "What date." =(


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

Just curious - why is "When is your birthday?" wrong? Because it doesn't specify a date in the answer?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bob746503

In English, we are more likely to "On what day of the week is your birthday?" than to say "What day of the week is your birthday?"


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

Thank you for saying this, these are extremely confusing for my ESL self and I was wondering why the heck "on" would be wrong


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

You should be reporting these sentences if they are not accepted.


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

Thought it would be okay to say "On what day is your birthday?", but it wasn't so.

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