Hawaiian Words You Will Often Hear

Aloha:

Mahalo:

Wahine (plural Na wahine):

Kane (plural Na kane):

Makai:

Mauka:

Kōkua:

‘Ohana:

Ono:

Pau:

Kama‘āina:

Wikiwiki:

Òpala:

Pupu:

Keiki:

Aina:

Kumu:

Lua:

Hāna Hou:

Pau Hāna:

Hello, goodbye, love

Thank you

Woman

Man

Ocean side

Mountain side

Help

Family, blood-related or close group of friends

Delicious

Finished, completed

Local island resident

Quickly, fast

Trash, rubbish

Appetizer, snack

Children

Land

Teacher

Bathroom

One more time, encore

Finished work

Pronunciation

  1. ah
  1. a as in day
  1. ee as in bee
  1. o as in Oh
  1. oo as in boo

Local Slang

Choke: Many, lot of, Ex.: There were choke mangoes on the tree.

Shaka: Depending on context it can mean "thank you, "hi,” “hang loose”