This vs that (only not those)
When would you say "Aloha kaua" vs "Aloha"?
Also, please explain ka vs ke. Finally, malama vs pono. In my lessons they both mean "good". It seems like "pono" would have a more significant meaning.
You may say Aloha in both situations! However, when including kāua it means you are addressing one other individual. Otherwise, you would use kākou to address a group of folks which includes yourself. KEAO - the correct object marker KE would be used for all words beginning with KEAO. I.e., ke kāne - the man, ke kalaka - the truck. All other words that start with ʻokina, I, U, H, L, M, N, P, W would all be preceded with a KA. I.e., ka uʻi - the beauty, ka lā - the sun, ka wahine - the woman. Mālama vs. pono - the team's had a discussion about pono. And totally agree that pono has a more significant meaning.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I figured out that "na" is for plural and some other things, but it is so helpful for you to answer questions and so quickly!
FYI I'm Hawaiian, living in Hawai'i and thought I would never be able to learn our language. I work on vocabulary but that's not the same as speaking or understanding. I'm only at the beginning but I have already gotten so much out of the lessons. I hope they keep going. Mahalo nui loa.
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