"ʻEhia kāne ʻōpio i kāu papa ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi?"

Translation:How many of your younger brothers-in-law are in your Hawaiian language class?

August 24, 2019

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3CelticVikings

This is a very complicated and odd question... I'm just glad I figured it out... But I can assure you I will never use this question in my life--in any language!

August 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Abelon5

Yes, you are probably right. But that is not really the point of the sentence. Familial relationships are quite specific to both age and gender. This sentence uses the phrase "kāne 'opio", referring to a younger cousin who is also male. There is no equivalent in English. I am sure that Duolingo would love it if its students generated their own sentences using these key phrases.

August 25, 2019

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

I do not get the inference about "your" brothers in law?

August 31, 2019
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