"Ke keiki"

Translation:The child

October 20, 2018



Is there any difference between the words "ka" and "ke"?

October 20, 2018


They both mean "the (singular)", but it changes depending on the letter that follows. It's like in English how "a" and "an" mean the same thing, but change depending on the letter that follows. "Ke" occurs in front of k, e, a, and o. "Ka" occurs in front of all other letters (including ‘).

October 24, 2018


jdmcowan is correct and I would like to add that there are exceptions where ke precedes words starting with other letters, particularly p, such as ke po'o, ke pākaukau, and ke pā.

October 31, 2018
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