Using “i” for Destination

How to indicate a destination of travel using “i” to. Now that we have learned how to say things like: We are going to travel; We went for a ride; You are going to surf and so on. Letʻs learn how to add a destination for the direction of travel. We will use the marker “i”, which is a letter I in English before the place. Letʻs say the word “i” together. Mākaukau, “i”.

If a destination is a name, like Hilo or Kailua, then we just say the place name straight after “i”. For example, “i Hilo” to Hilo; or “i Kailua” to Kailua.

If however, the destination is a thing like: the house or the store or the people, then we would say “i” followed by the place: ” i ka hale” to the house; “i ka halekūʻai” to the store”; or “i nā kuahiwi” to the mountains.

Listen carefully to hear the last part of each phrase which will start with our new “i” marker and then the destination. Repeat after me. Hoʻomākaukau!

  • E huakaʻi ana kākou i Hilo. – We are going to travel to Hilo.
  • E huakaʻi ana kākou i ka nahele. – We are going to travel to the forest.
  • E huakaʻi ana kākou i nā kuahiwi. – We are going to travel to the mountains.
  • E holoholo ana nā wāhine i Kailua. – The women are going to go for a ride to Kailua.
  • E holoholo ana ke kāne i ka nahele. – The man is going to travel to the forest.
  • E holoholo ana ke kanaka i nā wahi a pau. The person is going to go for a ride everywhere.
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E unuhi mai. Are you ready to try translating? You are going to say: E huakaʻi ana kākou – We are all going to travel and then add the destination that I give you.

Here is an example. I say “to Hilo” and you say “E huakaʻi ana kākou i Hilo.” After a short pause, I will give you the correct answer. Hoʻomākaukau!

  • to Hilo – E huakaʻi ana kākou i Hilo.
  • to Waiʻanae – E huakaʻi ana kākou i Waiʻanae.
  • to the forest – E huakaʻi ana kākou i ka nahele.
  • to the mountains – E huakaʻi ana kākou i nā kuahiwi.
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Now letʻs try the same style of exercise but this time you use: E holoholo ana ke kanaka. Meaning: The person is going to go for a ride. Hoʻomākaukau!

  • to Kailua – E holoholo ana ke kanaka i Kailua.
  • to the house – E holoholo ana ke kanaka i ka hale.
  • to the airport – E holoholo ana ke kanaka i ke kahua mokulele.
  • to the waves – E holoholo ana ke kanaka i nā nalu.
  • to the sea – E holoholo ana ke kanaka i ke kai.
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