Kuapo ʻŌlelo
Hawaiian Hawaii & English

KAHAKŌ: Word Drill

Read these Hawaiian words as they are pronounced. Can you hear the difference between long and short vowels?

kumu teacher kūmū a kind of fish
kala a kind of fishkālā money
koko blood kōkō a kind of net
hili to hit wīwī skinny
palu type of raw fish pākū curtain
nele to have nothing pēpē baby
poho to mend pohōwhat a waste!
kāne man kane skin discoloration
malama month mālama to take care

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