Videos about Hawaiian Word Types and Phrases
This is perhaps the most important set of basic videos on ʻŌlelo Online! This set of videos covers the names we use to refer to certain word types and phrase constructions, as well as how to create meaningful sentence fragments. You should have already completed the 0400 and 0500 set of videos before starting this set.
Start with the lower numbers and work your way up.
- 0601V The Kaʻi Determiners #1: He
- Learn how to say “a” or “an” in Hawaiian using the word he. Also learn some new vocabulary words as you are introduced to kaʻi (determiners and articles) in Hawaiian grammar.
- 0601G Kaʻi #1 Introductory Lesson Worksheet
- Learn the meaning of kaʻi in Hawaiian and what a kaʻi + memeʻa sequence is; practice with a set of examples in a PDF worksheet.
- 0602V The Kaʻi Determiners #2: Ka, Ke
- Continue learning about determiners in Hawaiian grammar in Part Two of the series about kaʻi.
- 0602G Kaʻi #2 Lesson Worksheet
- Continue to learn more kaʻi in Hawaiian and kaʻi + memeʻa sequences; practice with a set of examples in a PDF worksheet.
- 0603V The Kaʻi Determiners #3: Kekahi
- In this third video in the kaʻi series, you will learn how to say “another” or “one” (in Hawaiian Local “Pijin” English) using the word kekahi. You will also learn how to say “yes” and “no” by using ʻae and ʻaʻole.
- 0604V Memeʻa Content Words
- This is an important video which will teach you the set of words we call memeʻa which contains nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. We call these individual types of words kikino, hamani, hehele, and ʻaʻano. You will use these memeʻa words in combination with kaʻi (from above) to create short complete phrases in Hawaiian.
- 0605V Iʻoa Proper Nouns #1
- This 23 minute video lesson introduces a very important type of word: the iʻoa. It is roughly equivalent to a proper noun in English. You will also be ready after this video to go to the first of the 0800 series of videos to learn your first sentence pattern.
- 0606V ʻAmi Particles #1: i, ma
- This video combines your understanding of kaʻi, memeʻa, and iʻoa with the basic pepeke henua (locational) sentence pattern, to allow you to add the third main segment of most Hawaiian sentences: the ʻawe (tail segment). ʻAmi words, also introduced in this video, are one of the most basic and important in all of Hawaiian grammar.
- 0607V ʻAmi Particles #2: me, i, iā
- This set of two 22 minute videos will add to your knowledge and ability to use the ʻami particles i and ma (“in / on / at”) in pepeke henua and add to these the ʻami particles iā (“to a person or place”) and me (“together with”).
- 0608V The Kaʻi Determiners #4: kēlā, kēnā, kēia
- Back to the set of videos about the kaʻi determiners! In this 13 minute video you will learn how to say “this”, “that”, and “that close to you” using kēia, kēlā, and kēnā.
- 0609V Nonoʻa Possessive Kaʻi #1
- In this 16 minute video, you will learn how to use a basic set of special kaʻi which we could call “possessive kaʻi” to say “my”, “your”, “his”, and “her”. These are the words koʻu, kou, and kona.
- 0699R Hawaiian Parts Of Speech
- Look up the terms we use when talking about Hawaiian grammar and learn about their functions. Compare common English parts of speech and their approximate Hawaiian equivalents.