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"Bathe every day."

Translation:E ʻauʻau i nā lā a pau.

October 1, 2019



Is there any difference between "na la a pau" and "kela me keia la" or else any circumstance where one is more appropriate?


Is there a difference between "every day" and "daily" in English? I'm not claiming that I have the answer to that, just noting the parallel between those two questions.


So, if an earlier sentence; " ʻAuʻau i nā lā a pau " and THIS sentence: " E ʻauʻau i nā lā a pau " both translate to " Bathe every day ", am I to assume they are interchangeable as imperative sentences?

Does one of the sentences carry more force? What I mean is, if there is an " E " in front of the action, does it mean the command is more serious?

Mahalo for insight in helping me understand this difference.


Check the prompts carefully. One reads "I bathe every day," and the other reads "Bathe every day." One is a statement while the other is a command.


?? So are you suggesting that "i na la a pau" goes with a statement (normally?) and "i kela me keia la" goes with a command? (I thought I saw "i kela me keia la" translated both as "daily" and "every day" but not sure how to go back and find the exact exercises).


Another example I just found which supports your (theory?) - "Palaki au i koʻu niho i nā lā a pau" (statement, using i na la a pau) - but then the next one is a statement using "i kela me keia la" ("She brushes her hair each morning.") So maybe both can be used?


I'm just another student, but I would think you could use both phrases with either a statement or a command. They both mean to do the thing each day, just like "daily" and "every day" both mean to do it each day. I think they are pretty much interchangable. What makes this a command, instead of a statement is the "E" at the beginning of the sentence.


Sorry Karin, I was responding to the question from Riceburns about future tense and commands.


Words to live by


Same question here about which to use - I only had the choice of using word bubbles (not making up the answer myself) so didn't have an option other than "i na la a pau" - did anyone use "i kela me keia la" in this context and get it marked wrong?

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