"The dog does not want the ball."

Translation:ʻAʻole makemake ka ʻīlio i ke kinipōpō.

August 30, 2019

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

Does someone know why is "'o" not used here preceding 'ilio?

August 30, 2019

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

Aloha e @Whale_kai , remember that " ʻo " is really only used before a "proper-noun"-like word... So if you were saying that "Kai wants the ball" (A person named Kai), then that would have the " ʻo " preceding "Kai" as in

  • Makemake ʻo Kai i ke kinipōpō.

... to say "The person wants the ball." we would have:

  • Makemake ke kanaka i ke kinipōpō.

I hope this helps a bit!

August 30, 2019
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