"The boy"

Translation:ke keiki kāne

October 18, 2018

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What is the difference between "ke" and "ka" here?


Both "ke" and "ka" mean "the". The default is ka, but ke is used before words starting with the letters k, e, a, & o. Keep in mind that the glottal stop or 'okina in Hawaiian, which looks like this ‘ , is a letter, and "the" would be ka before it, for example ka ‘elele. There are some exceptions to the rule though, many starting with p.


Ke is used whenever the word start with the letters k,e,a, and o.


if keiki means child, does kāne act as an indicator of being male? Like a male child


ʻAe, pololei! That is correct.


How do you add the kahako to a letter?


If you are on a mobile device, hold down the letter and see if your phone gives you options for accents.


Cannot type kahako


For this course, you may find useful the Hawaiian keyboards built into the Windows, OS X (on your computer) and iOS (mobile phone) operating systems. You can also download a Hawaiian Keyboard for your Android phone from the Google Play store. We recommend using Gboard, the free Google Keyboard, which supports many languages, including Hawaiian.

With these keyboards you can use alt/option (or long press on mobile) + vowel to type a vowel with a kahakō over it (i.e. ā, ē, ī, ō, ū). The apostrophe key becomes an ʻ (ʻokina) by default. Using alt/option + apostrophe gives you an apostrophe.


If it say watch for the accent ok but if my ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ phone types that way i cant fix

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