Now let’s practice numbers!
Put the number at the front of the sentence before the subject, just like we do in English. For example, five people = ʻelima kanaka.
Hoʻomākaukau, kahi, lua, kolu…ʻo ia
Hoʻokahi pae mauna = one mountain range
ʻElua mea = two things
ʻEkolu kapuaʻi = 3 feet
ʻEhā kanaka = 4 people
ʻElima kukui = 5 candlenuts
ʻEono humuhumunukunukuʻapuaʻa fishes = 6 humuhumunukunukuʻapuaʻa
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7 hala = 7 panadanus
8 makaʻāinana = 8 commoners
9 nalu = 9 waves
10 hoaaloha = 10 friends
11 wahine = 11 women
12 kāne = 12 men
13 kanawika = 13 sandwiches
14 hola = 14 hours
15 lā = 15 days
16 pō = 16 nights
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