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"The bill is twelve dollars."

Translation:He ʻumikūmamālua kālā ke kāki.

June 26, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stephanos14021

Why is "pila" not acceptable here? Why is only "kāki" acceptable?


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

Is the "He" necessary?


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

"He" before numbers 10-99 (all two-digit numbers) changes a "count" number to an "amount" number. Since it tells how many dollars, it's considered an "amount." Same as ʻaʻohe vs. ʻole and hoʻokahi vs. ʻekahi. Nothing similar in English.

But weird. Now they're not accepting ʻumikūmālua, only ʻumikūmamālua, for twelve (BTW, should be ʻumikumamālua--only one kahakō.)


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

Iʻve got the same question.


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

It is impossible to know when DL is looking for "bill" or "charge" since they use both interchangeably. Anytime I see "bill", I am going to use "pila" and report every marked error.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConnorDoch1

What is the difference between ‘umikumālua and ‘umikūmamālua ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stephanos14021

They are interchangeable, and should both be accepted.

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