From sona pona

    e is a particle of toki pona that introduces the direct object of the sentence.

    Function of e[edit | edit source]

    e marks the direct object of the verb.

    mi toki e nimi pona
    I say good words

    Sources of confusion[edit | edit source]

    Most of the confusion around e comes from not knowing what the direct object is. For example,

    mi toki e sina
    I talk to you
    I say you

    Remembering what is what isn't as hard as it seems; in English, the direct object never has a preposition. So if in the sentence you're translating, the "object" has a preposition before it (such as to, for, from, etc), it's not the direct object.

    He walks towards me
    ona li tawa mi

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