ʻōlelo conjugation

Conjugate ʻōlelo - speak

Attention: in Hawaiian, conjugation is the same for all persons. Therefore, while we only provide the first person form - it is absolutely the same for the other pronouns.

Main forms

Hawaiian FormEnglish TranslationEx.
infinitive
e ʻōlelo to speak
perfect
i ʻōlelo spoken
passive
ʻōlelo ʻia (am/is) spoken

Present tense

Hawaiian FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Au
ke ʻōlelo nei I speak

Past tense

Hawaiian FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Au
i ʻōlelo I spoke

Future tense

Hawaiian FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Au
e ʻōlelo I will speak

Perfective tense

Hawaiian FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Au
ua ʻōlelo I have spoken

Perfective negative tense

Hawaiian FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Au
ʻaʻole i ʻōlelo I have not spoken

Imperfective tense

Hawaiian FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Au
e ʻōlelo ana I (am/was) speaking

Imperfective negative tense

Hawaiian FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Au
ʻaʻole e ʻōlelo ana I (am not/was not) speaking

Pluperfective tense

Hawaiian FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Au
ua ʻōlelo ʻē I had spoken

Pluperfective negative tense

Hawaiian FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Au
ʻaʻole i ʻōlelo ʻē I had not spoken

Intentive tense

Hawaiian FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Au
ō ʻōlelo I speak

Intentive negative tense

Hawaiian FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Au
ʻaʻole ʻōlelo I do not speak

Imperative tense

Hawaiian FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Au
e ʻōlelo speak

Imperative negative tense

Hawaiian FormEnglish TranslationEx.
Au
mai ʻōlelo do not speak

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