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  5. "ʻO nehinei ka Lāpule."

"ʻO nehinei ka Lāpule."

Translation:Yesterday was Sunday.

March 11, 2019



ʻO nehinei ka pōʻahia? = Yesterday was what day?

ʻO nehinei ka Lāpule. = Yesterday was Sunday.

Nā iʻoa = the names

These are typically words that are the specific name of an individual. Kaipo 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)

Kaipo = name of a person

wai = who

ʻaneʻi = here

ʻō = there

He lā mālie ʻo nehinei. = Yesterday was a clear day.


So why does this sentence use "O" while "The holiday is Saturday" uses "He"?


"Yestereday was a Sunday' won't work? She says "Never on Sunday" He grins and says "Yesterday was a Sunday"

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