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  5. "I read the books at 9:00."

"I read the books at 9:00."

Translation:Heluhelu au i nā puke i ka hola ʻeiwa.

November 23, 2019



so why "i na puke" instead of just "na puke"?


I'm not one of the "Duolingo people", just another student of Hawaiian, but I'll try to answer.

The particle "i" has many roles in Hawaiian. In this sentence alone, it has two roles: in "i nā puke" it marks "nā puke" as the direct object of the verb "heluhelu". In "i ka hōla ‘eiwa", it indicates a location in time.

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