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  5. "E hoʻolohe ka pepeiao."

"E hoʻolohe ka pepeiao."

Translation:Listen well.

January 12, 2020

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LANI-MOO-1

There is a Hawaiian proverb in the book 'Ōlelo No'eau by Mary Kawena Pukui: Nānā ka maka; ho'olohe ka pepeiao; pa'a ka waha. (Observe with the eyes; listen with the ears; shut the mouth.) Thus one learns. Aloha


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Apela5

Where's the well at


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

I think that mentioning the body part (ears/eyes) makes the sentence more emphatic, so the closest English translations are an emphatic version of "listen". They've translated that emphasis as "well" here, but I think there are a number of possible alternatives.


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

I wonder that, too, as there is no "pono" shown,


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heidi672278

"Listen" was accepted 07/27/2020


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

I think both "Listen carefully" and "Listen closely" should be accepted; "listen well" is not something we'd say in contemporary mainland English outside maybe song lyrics. I reported both as "my answer should be accepted".


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

Seems like listen carefully should convey the same concept? (since it's not a literal translation to begin with)

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