Kaʻi #1 Introductory Lesson Worksheet

Introduction to Kaʻi + Memeʻa Sequences and “He” — Grammar Lesson PDF 0601G


This lesson accompanies 0601V The Kaʻi Determiners #1: He, which you should watch in conjunction with this lesson.

Using The Lesson Sheet

Click on the link below to download the PDF. You may want to print it out and use it to write your answers on. Take the examples shown in the table at the bottom of the PDF and make your own table of kaʻi + memeʻa (article + content word) sequences using the kaʻi “he”.

Be sure to say the combinations of kaʻi + memeʻa to yourself out-loud many times so you can start to get the feeling of physically speaking the language. These are the smallest building blocks of Hawaiian, so you’ll want to be able to speak them quickly and without overthinking them or trying to translate in your head before saying them.

Doing this exercise will be especially useful to you in a structure that you will learn later on which allows you to say “something is a something” (like “Kimo is a boy” or “The bird is an ʻapapane“). But more on that later; first get to this lesson!

Next Steps

When you are ready to move on and have completed both the video at 0601V The Kaʻi Determiners #1: He and this PDF worksheet, go on to enjoy 0602V The Kaʻi Determiners #2: Ka and Ke. See you there!

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Two comments on “Kaʻi #1 Introductory Lesson Worksheet
  1. Aloha Etta Mae, I feel really excited about learning ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi too! I see that your post was nearly two years ago. Are you still involved? Some of us are just late bloomers, I guess. But better late than never, they say, and I agree!

  2. I’m so excited and I just started. I’m 77 years old and although I can pronounce the words and dance hula, I never learned to speak the language. I don’t know why I’m starting so late but I’m glad I started.

Pane mai

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