1. Relative pronoun. Mea (Gram. 11.3). I donʻt know what he wants, ʻaʻole au i ʻike i kāna mea i makemake ai.
2. Exclamation. Keu ā, auwē, auē. What a nuisance! He keu ā ka hoʻoluhi!
3. Interrogative. Aha (for idioms, see aha and Gram. 8.5). What? He aha? Pehea? What does he have? Whatʻs his opinion? What [business] is it of his? He aha kāna? Whatʻs that? He aha kēlā? What of it? Whatʻs that? He aha ia mea? What are you doing? E aha anaʻoe? Lest what? O aha? Lest what happen? O ahaʻina? What-d'you-call-it, mea. What time is it? Hola ʻehia? What page? Ka ʻaoʻao ʻehia? Ka ʻaoʻao hea?