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"Puhi ʻo ia i ka palaoa."

Translation:He bakes bread.

January 21, 2020



The question before the answer was Puhi palaoa 'o ka'iulani, for ka'iulani bakes bread. Why is this different order?


It seems a bit inconsistent when the is necessary and when not - is there a rule?


Hawaiian uses ka/ke with abstract and general nouns, so in situations where English doesn't include an article, Hawaiian still wants one. I try to consider what context would make the most sense for the sentence and go with that.


"He is baking the bread" is wrong, why?

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