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Aloha! This blog is run by Jessica and Sharmaine.

Jessica: I don't know how to speak Hawaiian but I am trying to learn. Random fact: I am a mix of filipino, japanese and vietnamese. I have family in Hawaii and get mistaken to be from there.. but that’s probably because of my complexion.
Sharmaine: I got nothing but love for the culture of Hawaii and the Polynesian Islands. (:
This tumblr will be dedicated to anything Hawaiian so you’ll be seeing random vocab, sentences, phrases, songs, lyrics, photos, historic information.. etc. Honestly, feel more than welcome to submit any information you know or photos that relates to Hawaii and the Hawaiian culture, it'd help out a lot and we'd very much appreciate it. This blog does not claim any images or things on here to be it's own unless stated or tagged on the post.

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Random Vocab

`ōmole
bottle

Kanakē
candy/sweets

`ea
plastic

Pōkā pahū
bomb

Wahi hana
workshop

Kikaliki
cigarette

Nūpepa
newspaper

`alemanaka
calendar

Ki`i `oni`oni
movie

Mele
song

Puolo
music


tea

Kope
coffee

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Birds

Manu 
bird

Kalapuna
seagull

`io
hawk

Wulekula
vulture

Manu aloha
parrot

`alalā
crow

Manu kū
dove

Pueo
owl

Kakalakeke
cormorant

Tūkana
toucan

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Farm Animals

Holoholona hānai
livestock

Kahu pipi
the herdsman

Hale holoholona
stable or stall

Pipi
cattle

Pipi kāne
bull

Pipi po`a
ox

Pipi wahine
cow

Hipa
sheep

Pua`a
pig

Kao
goat

Lio
horse

Kēkake
donkey

Miula
mule

Moa
chicken

Nēnē
goose

Kakā
duck

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Sky Vocabs

Lani
the sky

Hōkū
the star

Uila
the lightning

Hekili
the thunder

`ino
the storm

ānuenue
the rainbow 

Makani
the wind

Ao
the cloud

`ohu
the fog

Ua
the rain

Hau
the snow

`olili`ula
the arctic lights

Anilā
the weather

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Earth Vocab

Honua
the world

`āina
the land

Lepo
the soil

`ehu
the dust

Kelekele
the mud

One
the sand

Mauna
the mountain or hill

Pali
the cliff or precipice

Kula
the plain or field

Awāwa
the valley

Mokupuni
the island

`āina nui
the mainland

Kahakai
the shore

Ana
the cave

Wai
the water

Kai
the sea

Moana
the ocean

Loko wai
the lake

Hono
the bay

Kahawai
the river or stream

Kele
the swamp

Wailele
the waterfall

Nahele
the woods or forest

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Hawaiian Slang

HAAD RUB(HAHD ruhb) - hard time, bad time, uncomfortable circumstances
HAD-IT (HAHD iht) - To be wasted, destroyed, wrecked.
HANA HOU (hah-nah HOH) - do it again, play it again
HAOLE (HOW-lay) - a non-Hawaiian, usually refers to a Caucasian
HAPAI (hah-PY-ee) - pregnant
HO BRAH - hold on, friend!; an exclamation said before describing some amazing event, thing, or great looking person
HOWZIT? (HAHW-ziht) - How is everything, what’s up, what’s going on?
K’DEN - (KAA-dehn) - ok then, agreed
KOLOHE (koh-LOH-hay) - rascal, trouble maker
LOLO (LOH-loh) - dumb, stupid, idiotic
LUA (LUU-ah) - bathroom
MAKI (MAH-kee) - dead
MOI MOI (MOH-ee MOH-ee) - sleep
MOMONA (moh-MOH-nah) - fat
NO AAK (noh ahk) - Quit showing off.
OKOLE (oh-KOH-lay) - butt, rear end
OLU OLU (OH-loo OH-loo) - please
ONO (OH-noh) - Hawaiian for good or great
PAU HANA (pow HAH-nah) - to be done with work
PANTY (PAHN-tee) - a frightened or timid person
SHOOTS (shuuts) - okay, no problem, it’s fine with me
SPARK - To see, to check out.

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Hawaiian Slang

AKAMAI (AH-kah-mah-ee) - someone who is very smart, sharp
AN DEN (AN dehn) - What’s up? How are you?
AZNUTS (az-NUHTS) - That’s ridiculous; you are out of your mind.
BO DA DEM (BOH-dah-dehm) - both of them
BODDA YOU? (BAH-dah yoo?) - Are you bothered by this?
BRADDAH (BRAH-dah) - brother
BRAH - friend or buddy
BREAK - wave action
BROK’ DA MOUT (BROHK dah mowt) - tastes delicious, yummy
BUMBYE (buhm-BY-ee) - When we get around to it, after a while.
CHOKE - many, a lot, a big amount
CHOKE CARS - heavy with traffic
DA (dah) - the
DA CUTE (dah cute) - Isn’t that darling, isn’t that cute.
DA KINE (dah KYN) - the whatchamacallit; used for anything that you are talking about that you can’t remember the word for.
DAT (dat) - that
EH? - You know?
ERIDING (EHR-ree-dihng) - everything, all of it
GEEV’UM (GEEV uhm) - Go for it!
GON FONIT (GAHN FAH-niht) - gosh darn it
GRIND - To eat like there’s no tomorrow!

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Numbers 1-10 

1 - Ekahi (eh-kah-hee)
2 - Elua (eh-loo-ah)
3 - Ekolu (eh koh loo)
4 - Eha (eh-hah)
5 - Elima- (eh-lee-ma)
6 - Eono (eh-oh-noh)
7 - Ehiku (eh-hee-koo)
8 - Ewalu (eh-vah-loo)
9 - Eiwa (eh -ee-vah)
10 - Umi (oo-mee)

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Colors Vocab

Melemele
yellow

Ula ula
red

Alani
Orange

Akala
pink

Poni
purple

Ke’oke’o
white

Polu
blue

Ahinahina
gray

'Oma'oma'o
green

'Ele'ele
black

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Vocabs

Ka Ho`omaka Nui    
grand opening       

Ka`i    
coach    

Kälä    
money   

Kanaka    
dude     

Känaka na`auao    
mentor     

Ke Ola Kino Maika`i    
healthy

Ki`i    
tiki

Kope    
coffee    

Kope wili ‘ia    
espresso 

Kü`ai Ho`ëmi    
discount/special      

Kükä  
advisory   

Le`ale`a  
enjoy

Lokahi  
unity or unite     

Maika`i  
wonderful     

Maika`i loa    
awesome     

Mälama Mo`ohelu Kälä    
accounting    

Mälie    
mellow

Mana`o ‘olu`olu    
smooth attitude      

Mea Mälama Mo`ohelu Kälä    
accountant    

Mikini helu    
counter

Na Käwili (Blends), Käwili (blend)    
blends or blend    

Na Kü`ai aku    
sales        

Nalu    
surf  

`Oihana Kälä    
finance

`Oihana waiwai    
franchise   

‘Ohana    
family  

‘Olu`olu    
refreshing  

‘Ono    
delicious  

Po`e    
people  

Pono`ï    
authentic  

Wä ho`omaha    
vacation  

Wä ho`omaha i loko o ke kï`aha    
vacation in a cup   

Waiü    
milk       

Waiwai    
financial

Wela    
hot