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.
Learn about the difference between the two common prefixes used before numbers in the Hawaiian language (ʻe- and ʻa-).
Explore Hawaiian numbers and number basics, with the use of numbers as determiners and adjectives (kaʻi and kāhulu). In English these would be cardinal and ordinal numbers.
Learn how to use the numbers zero and one in Hawaiian, both as indicators of the plain numbers (zero and one) and quantity (none and one). Also learn the word “ʻehia” to ask “how many?”
Learn about the traditional Hawaiian base-4 number system used to group objects.
Learn about the basics of Hawaiian numbers and how to count from 1 to 100.
Continue learning about determiners in Hawaiian grammar in Part Two of the series about kaʻi.
Learn about glottal stops (ʻokina) in Hawaiian, how they affect the sound of words, and how glottal stops are actually consonants in Hawaiian!
Learn about how macrons (kahakō) are used over Hawaiian vowels to change their sound.
Learn how to properly spell out Hawaiian words using the Hawaiian alphabet and reading techniques.
Learn about Hawaiian vowels and consonants and how they look and sound. You will be introduced to the basics of pronunciation in Hawaiian as well as the standard Hawaiian alphabet of 13 letters. You will also learn how to say the names of the letters in Hawaiian.