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"He hiapo maikaʻi kona kaikuahine."

Translation:His sister is a good eldest child.

June 29, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.Kainoa

Odd English phrasing.


[deactivated user]

    But I think it is exactly correct in Hawaiian. "A good eldest child His girl (is)."


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

    I had assumed that the first child would be the eldest child. I was marked incorrect.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lois985131

    why is "oldest" marked wrong?


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

    Why isn't "Her sister is a good eldest child" also correct?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lois985131

    Kaikuahine means sister of a male


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

    ah, that makes more sense, mahalo!

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