Video short from Hale Kuamo‘o Hawaiian Language Center: First episode of “E lawe i ke a‘o a mālama”

In this first episode of “E lawe i ke a‘o a mālama,” UH Hilo alumnus Kekailiko Medeiros introduces the idiom “He __ koe o…”

From Hale Kuamo‘o, UH Hilo’s Hawaiian Language Center:

Hale Kuamo‘o logo: rippling water graphic, Ka Haka ‘Ula o Ke‘elikōlani.Aloha everyone! In this first episode of “E lawe i ke a‘o a mālama,” we will be introducing the idiom “He __ koe o…” This idiom is used to demonstrate that something will happen shortly. Here are some examples:

“He ‘ai mai koe ona.” He/She will eat soon.
“He ‘ai mai koe o Kimo.” Kimo will eat soon.
“He ‘ai mai koe o ka ʻīlio.” The dog will eat soon.
“He ho‘i mai koe o‘u.” I will be back soon.
“He ho‘i mai koe o Kapua.” Kapua will be back soon.
“He ho‘i mai koe o ke ka‘a halihali.” The shuttle will be back soon.
“He mākaukau mai koe o mākou.” We (3+ exclusive) will be ready soon.
“He mākaukau mai koe o Keoni.” Keoni will be ready soon.
“He mākaukau mai koe o kāu ‘oka.” Your order will be ready soon.

That is all for today. Mahalo!