HAWAIIAN EXPRESSIONS
Hawaiian1 English
GREETINGS
Aloha Greetings, hello, good-
bye, affection, love
Aloha kakou Aloha to all (including speaker)
Aloha kaua Aloha to you (singular) and me
Aloha nui loa Much love, fondest regards
Aloha oe Aloha to you (singular)
Aloha oukou Aloha to all of you (plural)
Aloha kakahiaka Good morning
Aloha awakea Good mid-day (10 am - 2 pm)
Aloha `auinala Good late afternoon (after mid-day)
Aloha ahiahi Good evening (around sunset)
Aloha auinapo Good late night (after midnight)
Aloha po Good night
Aloha ahiahi ia oukou Good evening to all of you (plural)
E komo mai Come in, welcome
E komo mai, e noho mai, e `ai a e, wala`au Come in, come sit, eat and talk
Komo mai Enter, come in
Komo mai e ai Come in, eat
Komo mai e inu ka wai Come in, drink
Komo mai e noho Come in, sit, rest
Ku'u momi makamae My precious pearl [a beloved person]
Noho ilalo Please sit down
`Olu`olu komo mai Please come in
Pehea `oe? How are you? (Singular)
Pehea oukou? How are you? (Plural)
Maika`i no mahalo Fine indeed, thank you.
(Response to "Pehea oe?")
Aia i hea kou kauhale? Where is your kauhale?
("Kauhale" is a group of houses that comprise a typical, old style,
Hawaiian living situation)
Aia i _____ ko`u kauhale. ______ is where I live.
He aha kau hana? What is your occupation?
_____ ka`u hana. ______ is my occupation.
He aha kau helu kelopana? What is your phone number?
_____ ka`u kekepona. ______ is my phone number.
Ma hea 'oe e noho nei? Where do you live?
Mai hea mai `oe? Where are you from?
Mai ____ mai au. I am from _____.
`O wai kou inoa? What is your name?
O ____ ko`u inoa _____ is my name
GOODBYE/ PARTING EXPRESSIONS
A hui hou Good-bye, until we meet again
A hui kaua Until we meet again
Malama pono Take care, be right
THANKS
Mahalo Thank you
Mahalo nui loa Thank you very much
`A `ole pilikia No problem
(Can be a response to mahalo)
He me iki ia Its a small thing...
(Response specific to mahalo)
Me pu oe The same to you...
(Response specific to mahalo)
MISCELLANEOUS
Aloha mai e I invite aloha to you
(An appropriate salutation in a letter)
Aloha wau ia 'oe I love you
(Note: wau is with a soft "v")
E hana me ka ha`aha`a Let us work with humbleness
`Ehia ou makahiki? How old are you?
E kala mai Please excuse me
E `olu`olu `oe/ `Olu`olu Please
E pili mau na pomaika`i ia `oe May blessings ever be with you
Hana hou To do again, encore
Hana me ka lima To work with the hands
Hau`oli la hanau Happy Birthday
Hau`oli la ho`omana`o Happy Anniversary
Hau`oli makahiki hou Happy New Year
He mea iki You're welcome
Hele aku Go away
Hele mai Come (in my direction)
Hele mai a`i Come here and eat
Ho`oponopono To set things right, amend, rectify
I mua Go forward
Ka makani `olu `olu Refreshing, perfect wind
Kukakuka Let's talk story
Mai `ai Come and eat
Mai hea mai? From where?
Mai iloko mai That which is within matters
Makemake oe I desire you, I miss you
Maui nui a kama All of Maui that belongs to Kama
Me ka aloha With love
Me ka aloha pumehana With kindest regards; warm aloha
(An appropriate close in a letter)
Me ka ha`aha`a Humbly yours
(An appropriate close in a letter)
Mele kalikimaka Merry Christmas
Moi inoino Restless sleep
Moi moi a Inability to sleep
No ka `oi The best (this follows a noun)
`Okole maluna Bottoms up (toast)
`Olelo mai Speak to me
Pa`u hana Quitting time, after work
Pa`a ka waha Observe, be silent and learn
(If words are exiting your mouth, wisdom cannot come in)
Welina A greeting of affection
(Can be used as a salutation in a letter)



1/ Okinas and macrons are Christian-taught pronunciation markings and not indigenous to Hawaiian language. Due to font limitations, macrons are represented with an underline. For macron usage, replace the underline below a letter with a macron over the same letter.

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correct. which means we all are one. Isn't this grand?!!

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