"How is he?"
Translation:Pehea ʻo ia?
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ia is the word that means he/she. You would know which it means by context. Since there is no context here, ia could mean either. It could also mean it. The word 'o is a marker to put in front of proper names and the pronoun ia when they are used as a subject or at the beginning of a verbless sentence. The word 'o has no translation to English.
I think a better question is why do you believe it needs to be about a boy or a girl? Both in the binary social construct sense, and in the sense that different languages do not follow the rules of English. In Hawaiian, your relationship to the person if far more important than what you percieve their gender to be.
Aloha kākou! I just want ask you why you guys are learning Hawaiian and for me, i am learning hawaiian because it is SUCH a beautiful language and it really has a beautiful nature. So i actually never went to Hawai'i but i know a little bit how it looks by looking at pictures in google and I felt in love with the beautiful nature out there :) and i think that i want to learn indoneasian next because it also has a beautiful natute just like hawai'i . And specially the food because i am always looking at pictures of food because i am a food fan so i love FOOOOOOOD
I've always thought the Hawaiian language was among the most melodious of languages. The Hawaiian people are just as beautiful in their great big hearts. I went to junior high school on Maui, college on Oahu, worked a job there, too, visited Kauai and spent a couple of vacations on the Big Island. That was long ago. I still read the Polynesian myths, listen to the music, watch the hulas on YouTube. The islands of Hawaii and its culture will always be a part of me.
This dua program is cool I really like it the only thing is the computer ought to realize went to give you another chance for instancei type pahea oia...I forget the space the program should recognize and warn you fo look closely anyways Aloha e...pahea kauko malama pono
Regarding the 'okina, can anyone say how to create a proper 'okina on a Mac keyboard? Sometimes DL accepts the single apostrophe but mostly not. I've googled this without success. Mahalo.