Lessons in Hawaiian Language
The items shown below complement our video lessons and allow you to practice reading, writing, shadowing a speaker, recording your voice, filling in worksheets, and concentrating on individual topics to help you fully internalize the sentence patterns and vocabulary you are learning online.
You might consider printing or saving these items in order to spend time studying on your own after logging out from ʻŌlelo Online.
The practice pages are broken down into short easy-to-digest topics. You should plan on 10 to 20 minutes to read and learn the material, and then spend a day or two practicing what you have learned before moving on to the next lesson in the series.
All items are arranged from beginner to advanced levels: generally, the basic Hawaiian language topics are numbered lower than the advanced ones.
Links to related materials are provided in the items themselves. Some items also contain printable PDF files.
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- 0401P Pronunciation Practice: Vowels
- Practice distinguishing similar sounds and difficult diphthong vowel glides in Hawaiian language by listening to and repeating the audio examples provided.
- 0402P Pronunciation Practice: Kahakō
- Practice distinguishing similar pairs of words, some with macrons and some without, in Hawaiian language by listening to and repeating the audio examples provided.
- 0403P Pronunciation Practice: ʻOkina
- Find out what a glottal stop is and how it is used in Hawaiian language as an ʻokina. Learn the rules of its use, learn how to write it, and practice pronunciation while listening to examples.
- 0404P Hakalama Practice Audio
- Learn and practice the Hakalama set of Hawaiian sounds by listening to the audio files provided.
- 0801P Pepeke Henua Practice #1
- Using this video, you will practice Pepeke Henua sentences that I give you to write down. You will also have to make up sentences of your own after being given vocabulary words. Many of the pictures in the video are variations of those presented in the instructional videos.
- 0801P Pepeke Henua Practice #2
- Translate English sentences into Hawaiian using Pepeke Henua and the extended vocabulary provided. Answers are provided. Use the vocabulary and explanation of the “poʻo-piko-ʻawe” structure explained in V0801.
- 0901P Practice Describing Things #1
- This homework assignment will allow you to learn and practice the correct order of kaʻi + memeʻa + kāhulu. If you do not know what those three things are, then you should watch the first four videos in the 0600 Series.
- 0902P ʻAilāʻau The Forest Eater
- This lesson follows H0901: Practice Describing Things, so be sure you have done that one first. Read and enjoy a brief story about ʻAilāʻau. Then create your own kaʻi + memeʻa + kāhulu structures that match elements in the story using the vocabulary provided.