How to say "The" in Hawaiian
Aloha kākou! This is the second in the set of videos about the kaʻi determiners (which precede content words such as nouns, verbs, and adjectives). The video is about 18 minutes long and will teach you the kaʻi "ka" and "ke" (meaning "the") and compare the rule English language speakers use to select the correct version of "the" ("thee" or "thuh") to the rule Hawaiian speakers use to select ka or ke for the definite article.
While watching the video, you will also have the chance to learn several new vocabulary words and apply your previous knowledge of the ka'i "he" to those new vocabulary words. If you arrived here without knowing anything about kaʻi, please be sure to see 0601V The Kaʻi Determiners #1: He first.
There is a printable PDF lesson overview which accompanies this video: 0602G Kaʻi #2 Lesson Worksheet. Practice with your own words or invent your own worksheet after completing this lesson; it will be fun and it will really help!
After you are done watching the video and doing the PDF worksheet, you will want to move on to the next video: V0603: The Kaʻi Determiners, Part Three: One (kekahi).
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