ʻO nehinei kou lā hānau? = Was yesterday your birthday?ʻ
ʻAe, ʻo nehinei koʻu lā hānau. = Yes, yesterday was my birthday.
Nā iʻoa = the names
These are typically words that are the specific name of an individual. Lani is the name of a specific individual person. Kauaʻi is the name of a specific individual place. (Nā iʻoa / The names) are easy to identify except for a few special cases such as: (ʻaneʻi / here), (ʻō / there), (hea / where?), and (wai /who?), and (nehinei / yesterday) .
nehinei = yesterday
laila = there
Hawaiʻi = Hawaii (name of a place)
hea = where
Honolulu = a city (name of a place)
Lani = name of a person
wai = who
ʻaneʻi = here
ʻō = there