"Go, Kaʻiulani."

Translation:E hele, e Kaʻiulani.

October 11, 2018



It would be nice to explain the need for the e's. I kind of just guess on here when i need them lol

October 13, 2018


There are two different "E" in this sentence: the one before "hele" indicates a command or suggestion; this sentence isn't saying that Ka'iulani is actually going or went or will go, but asking her to go. The second one you use before somebody's name (or an epithet describing them) when you are calling them. Kind of like the "hey" or "yo" in "Hey/yo, Ka'iulani, won't you go." And we also saw "Aloha, e ke keiki" (not a name, but you're still addressing the child) to mean "Hello, child".

October 13, 2018


Can you guys add pronunciation to the Hawaiian language? I'm most likely saying all of this the wrong way.

October 23, 2018


I may be incorrect, but ive noticed that you usually put "E" in front of commands. Like "e hele" or "e 'ai". So whats the need to put an E in front of a name?

October 11, 2018


I read someone's comment on another discussion and the e before a name is used to address the person. An o before a name is talking about the person so; Aloha, e Ka'iulani (e to address Ka'iulani) but if you were saying 'oh I saw Ka'iulani the other day' you'd say o Ka'iulani. I hope this helps!

January 19, 2019


I think it performs the role of "O", like in Biblical English: "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?"

October 11, 2018


Yea would be great if you add pronunciations, please.

October 29, 2018



July 30, 2019


Or throkir, whatever

July 30, 2019


yeah, i think it be throkir :)

August 7, 2019


Apparently bob marley is an imperative verb now

May 31, 2019


Imperative E

E is used before an action to signify a command or a suggestion. When you say, "E hele", you're telling someone to "Go!"

Vocative E

E is used before a noun (usually a person) to indicate that the person is being addressed.

Ex. Mahalo, e Kawika. ➜ You are saying thanks to Kawika.

the above are from, tips/notes, on this site https://www.duolingo.com/skill/hw/Sounds/tips-and-notes

February 2, 2019


If a persons name is in the sentence, it is a command. If only a word Hele, the anwer is Go. ,

November 7, 2018


not necessarily

November 14, 2018


I agree with kelii. The verb "hele" becomes imperative because of the "e" before it. But, "e" can also be used before a name to show you are talking to that person, as it is in this example. There are two uses for this one letter in the same problem, which can be confusing.

May 31, 2019


i didn't know that it had the extra "e" in it and that always confuses me

July 17, 2019


i agree with mekenzi13 you should explain the e thats used for the names

July 18, 2019


The comment by charlie_usa above explains the two uses.

July 30, 2019
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