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"ka hale ou"

Translation:your house

November 5, 2019

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

And the difference between Ka hale ou and Kou hale is....?


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

Aloha e @Komota15, they are the same as in English "the house of you(rs)" and "your house" are the same.

There are certain ʻōlelo hawaiʻi sentence patterns where you have to specifically use one or the other of the two forms. Itʻs awkward in English, because this is not the convention; but it is still proper English.

Hope this helps.


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

Any guidance as to when you have to use one or the other?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mike421411

Seems like they used two different words for the same sentence. One place uses āu and for the same sentence another one uses ou. He aha kēlā?

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