1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Hawaiian
  4. >
  5. "E hele mai i koʻu pāʻina."

"E hele mai i koʻu pāʻina."

Translation:Come to my party.

January 21, 2020

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jayla924010

If "mai" is defined as "don't/do not", why is it that it then means "come" when paired with "e hele"?


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

Mai is a command (Don't) as well as a particle indicating movement or action in direction of the person speaking, as above. (Illustrated Hawaiian Dictionary - Wight). Aloha

Learn Hawaiian in just 5 minutes a day. For free.