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  5. "E nānā pono ka maka."

"E nānā pono ka maka."

Translation:Look well.

July 16, 2019

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

Is "ka maka" for emphasis?? "Look well with your eyes"? Or do you always add this type of things, like ear or mouth??


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

doesnʻt this sentence really say, " look good the eye" or "the eye look good"? why does the translation only refer to "e nānā pono" and not "ka maka"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heidi672278

Could it also mean "Watch carefully"? In which context would I use it? Mahalo


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

This was my translation as well. I reported it as "My answer should be accepted." A lot of these later lessons donʻt have as many variant translations yet, but hopefully the course owners will add them eventually if enough people report better translations.


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

"Watch closely" does work, FWIW.

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