Quiz For Disc Seven (Lānaʻi)

Disc 8, Part 9: Quiz (Lānaʻi) In this section, you will have a chance to test your comprehension of the stories from each section of this program. If you have heard the stories enough to start memorizing pieces, then you should have an easy time with this quiz; just listen for the response that sounds…

Quiz for Disc Six (Molokaʻi)

Disc 8, Part 8: Quiz (Molokaʻi) In this section, you will have a chance to test your comprehension of the stories from each section of this program. If you have heard the stories enough to start memorizing pieces, then you should have an easy time with this quiz; just listen for the response that sounds…

Quiz For Disc Five (Kauaʻi)

Disc 8, Part 7: Quiz (Kauaʻi) In this section, you will have a chance to test your comprehension of the stories from each section of this program. If you have heard the stories enough to start memorizing pieces, then you should have an easy time with this quiz; just listen for the response that sounds…

Quiz for Disc Four (Oʻahu)

Disc 8, Part 6: Quiz (Oʻahu) In this section, you will have a chance to test your comprehension of the stories from each section of this program. If you have heard the stories enough to start memorizing pieces, then you should have an easy time with this quiz; just listen for the response that sounds…

Quiz for Disc Three (Maui)

Disc 8, Part 5: Quiz (Maui) In this section, you will have a chance to test your comprehension of the stories from each section of this program. If you have heard the stories enough to start memorizing pieces, then you should have an easy time with this quiz; just listen for the response that sounds…

Quiz for Disc Two (Hawaʻi)

Disc 8, Part 4: Quiz (Hawaiʻi) In this section, you will have a chance to test your comprehension of the stories from each section of this program. If you have heard the stories enough to start memorizing pieces, then you should have an easy time with this quiz; just listen for the response that sounds…

Question Intonation

Disc 8, Part 3: Simple Question Intonation To ask a question in Hawaiian is relatively simple. In fact, you already know the wording, since it is the same as that of a statement, but it is only the intonation that has to change. Listen to the following two examples. The first is the statement, which…

Moving Parts of a Sentence Around

Disc 8, Part 2: Moving Parts of a Sentence Around It is possible to move pieces of some sentences around, since each piece acts as its own individual unit (called a “poke” in Hawaiian), in somewhat the same way that childrens’ building blocks can be put together in many different ways. E hele ana au…

Days and Months

Disc 7, Part 6: Days of the Week and Months of the Year The calendar system of the Hawaiian people before contact with the western world was quite different from the system we are used to. But it was not long before the western system had been adopted by the Hawaiians, and that is the…

Colours (Colors)

Disc 7, Part 5: The Hawaiian words for common colours As in many languages of the world, some of the colour names we have in English were not present in Hawaiian before recent times. The word for “colour” itself is “waihoʻoluʻu”, which literally means something like “water-based dye for dipping things into”. Let’s all try…

Suggestive Command Using “e”

Disc 7, Part 4: Using the word “E” to make a suggestion or command Sometimes, we want to suggest that somebody should do something, like “Kimo should go to Kauaʻi” or “The work should be finished before 4 o’clock”. To do this, we simply put the suggestive command word “e” before the action part of…

Parts of the Body

Disc 7, Part 3: Nā Māhele o ke Kino (Parts of the Body) Let’s take a short departure from the usual flow of the program and learn the words for parts of the human body. These words were not in the vocabulary list for this section. The best way to learn this would be to…