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  5. "She is a tall student."

"She is a tall student."

Translation:He haumāna lōʻihi ʻo ia.

October 22, 2018



I still having some confusion between o and 'o.


O is often like"of" but 'o comes before a proper name or pronoun

Hale o kona -- house if kona Hale 'o kona-- kona house (the name of the house is kona)


Do most adjectives go after nouns, and what is the role of "he" in sentences like this?


Modifiers almost always follow the subject. Itʻs best not to use conventional parts of speech to describe Hawaiian because any given word can often be used as a noun, verb, adjective or adverb.

he = a/an

he haumāna = a student

ka haumāna = the student

nā haumāna = the students

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