Second-person Pronoun “You”

To say the word “you” in the singular, we use the word “ ʻoe”, spelled ʻokina-ʻō-ʻē. Repeat after me: ʻoe.

Let’s get straight to the exercises. We’ll use phrases that are already familiar to you from a previous lesson, and use our newly learned subject ʻoe, you (one person). Hoʻomākaukau!

E hoʻolohe ana ʻoe = You (one person) will listen
E heʻenalu ana ʻoe = You will go surfing
E nānā ana ʻoe = You will look
E hōʻike ana ʻoe = You will show
E aʻo ana ʻoe = You will teach
E hoʻomaka ana ʻoe = You will begin

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Now can you tell me what to do in Hawaiian? I will say something in English, and you say the Hawaiian. These are all taken from the previous exercise, so go back and review it again if you have a hard time. And don’t become discouraged; just think how young children take time to get complete phrases together, but when they speak, even if the speech is somewhat broken, the basic idea is still understandable. Work at going from partially complete responses to complete phrases.

OK. So the subject here is going to be “ʻoe”, you (one person). Say it again: ʻoe. – Hoʻomākaukau!

  • You will listen = E hoʻolohe ana ʻoe
  • You will go surfing = E heʻenalu ana ʻoe
  • You will look = E nānā ana ʻoe
  • You will show = E hōʻike ana ʻoe
  • You will teach = E aʻo ana ʻoe
  • You will begin = E hoʻomaka ana ʻoe
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Are you ready now to add the time of day to these phrases we have been practicing? For a review, here are the terms once again. I’ll say them and you just listen.

  • I ke kakahiaka – in the morning
  • I ke awakea – in the middle of the day
  • I ka ʻauinalā – in the afternoon
  • I ke ahiahi – in the evening
  • I ka pō – at night
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So, let’s add the times of day to our phrases. Hoʻomākaukau!

  • E hoʻolohe ana ʻoe i ke kakahiaka = You will listen in the morning
  • E heʻenalu ana ʻoe i ke awakea = You will go surfing at noon
  • E nānā ana ʻoe i ka ʻauinalā = You will look in the afternoon
  • E hōʻike ana ʻoe i ke ahiahi = You will show (or present) in the evening
  • E aʻo ana ʻoe i ka pō = You will teach in the night
  • E hoʻomaka ana ʻoe i ke kakahiaka = You will begin in the morning
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Are you ready to try and translate from English to Hawaiian? Hoʻomākaukau!

  • You will listen in the morning = E hoʻolohe ana ʻoe i ke kakahiaka
  • You will go surfing at noon = E heʻenalu ana ʻoe i ke awakea
  • You will look in the afternoon = E nānā ana ʻoe i ka ʻauinalā
  • You will show (or present) in the evening = E hōʻike ana ʻoe i ke ahiahi
  • You will teach in the night = E aʻo ana ʻoe i ka pō
  • You will begin in the morning = E hoʻomaka ana ʻoe i ke kakahiaka
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