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  5. "E maiau ka hana."

"E maiau ka hana."

Translation:Do it neatly.

June 25, 2019



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Word of the Day

The word Maiau means to be neat and careful in work, speech and appearance. Maiau also means to be skillful and ingenious. Used in a sentence, "He maiau ka hana a na kupuna" which translates as "The work of our elders is neat and skillful."


This is confusing. Maiau is an adjective or adverb meaning neatly or skillfull, but it's being used as a verb. Shouldn't this translate more like "the work is skillful" or "neat"? Maiau ka hana. Drop the "E"


The work should be neat: accepted today (7/27/2020)

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