Introducing Plural Article “Nā”

Now let’s try some more of this type of sentence, using some more of the vocabulary words from this lesson. As well as using “ka” and “ke” for “the” -which is the singular form- we will also use “nā”, which is the plural form. Listen several times until you become comfortable saying these phrases, and then go on to the next part of the lesson, where you will translate from English into Hawaiian.

  • E holo ana ke kanaka – the person will run
  • E holo ana nā kānaka – the people will run
  • E kū ana ke koa – the warrior will stand
  • E kū ana nā koa – the warriors will stand
  • E hoʻoholo ana ke aupuni – the government will decide
  • E hoʻoholo ana nā aupuni – the governments will decide
  • E ʻoluʻolu ana ka mokulele – the plane will be comfortable
  • E ʻoluʻolu ana nā mokulele – the planes will be comfortable
  • E paʻakikī ana ka moʻolelo – the story is going to be hard
  • E paʻakikī ana nā moʻolelo – the stories are going to be hard
  • E pololei ana ka ʻōlelo – the word will be correct
  • E pololei ana nā ʻōlelo – the words will be correct
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E unuhi mai. Translate from English to Hawaiian. Pretend you are saying these phrases to someone as part of a conversation, so just relax and don’t be afraid to miss out a few words here and there at first. After some time practicing, you’ll be right on every time! Hoʻomākaukau!

The person will run – E holo ana ke kanaka
The people will run – E holo ana nā kānaka
The warrior will stand – E kü ana ke koa
E kū ana nā koa – the warriors will stand
The government will decide – E hoʻoholo ana ke aupuni
The governments will decide – E hoʻoholo ana nā aupuni
The plane will be comfortable – E ʻoluʻolu ana ka mokulele
The planes will be comfortable – E ʻoluʻolu ana nā mokulele
The story is going to be hard – E paʻakikï ana ka moʻolelo
The stories are going to be hard – E paʻakikī ana nā moʻolelo
The word will be correct – E pololei ana ka ʻölelo
The words will be correct – E pololei ana nā ʻōlelo

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