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"ka lole ou"

Translation:your clothes

October 26, 2019

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Komota15

So whatever is the difference between "kou lole" and "ka lole ou"? Its got me completely stumped


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iga561457

No difference. Think about "your clothes" vs. "the clothes of yours".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elise356530

I'm not sure but I think it depends on the emphasis you want in your sentence.

I think it's the same because when you combine ka and ou in ka lole ou, you have kou lole.

It's the same with the possessive: ke keiki a Ka'iulani (emphasis on keiki) you combine ke and a, and you have kā Ka'iulani keiki (emphasis on Ka'iulani)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KarinLynn1

I would give you a lingot for that one, except I'm on my phone and I can't do it here. Mahalo mahalo!


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

"your clothes" and "your clothing" should both be accepted translations; in English we tend to use the words "clothes" and "clothing" interchangeably.

Mahalo for consideration.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stephanos14021

Since "clothes" and "clothing" are acceptable and interchangeable in English, Duolingo should allow "clothing" as a correct answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kinikia_808

Is "lole" always preceded by "ka" rather than "na"?


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

ka lole ou = your dress

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