"The toys are on the floor."

Translation:Aia nā mea pāʻani ma ka papahele.

April 14, 2019

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What is really the difference between i and ma?


That's my question too


I'm a student too so take my response with a grain of salt, but as far as I can understand, "ma" can only refer to being at a specific location. "I" can also refer to being at a specific location, but can also be used for moving towards a specific location or being at a point in time.


Am I being thick? I don't quite understand the point of "mea"?


Someone else had answered on a separate thread referring to mea and stated that mea pa'ani is a combination of two words meaning toy that quite literally translates to play thing.


I need this program to stop telling my answer is wrong while I'm still in the middle of the sentence! At least let me finish!


What kind of exercise does that happen on? Are you accidentally hitting the key? Do you have a screen shot of what happens?


It is "opperator error" because you accidentally have touched the "check" key when typing.


I'm a begginer and that happens to me when I'm typing an accent because the - check if my answer is right - button is right next to the pop up accent choices.


Question: "...i ka" for singular and "...i ma" for plural?


No, it is not a singular/plural thing. "ma ka" and "i ka" can both be talking about something being stationary in a particular place (on the floor). "i ka" (but not "ma ka") is also often used for movement or going "to" a stationary spot (the toy/toys were on the table, but they have just now fallen to the floor).


Ma luna o ~ not accepted but offered as a hint. Flagged.

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