The Meaning of Aloha

20 07 2017

‘Aloha’ was a recognition of life in another. If there was life there was mana, goodness and wisdom, and if there was goodness and wisdom there was a god-quality. One had to recognize the ‘god of life’ in another before saying ‘Aloha,’ but this was easy. Life was everywhere … Aloha had its own mana. It never left the giver but flowed freely and continuously between giver and receiver. ‘Aloha’ could not be thoughtlessly or indiscriminately spoken, for it carried its own power. No Hawaiian could greet another with ‘Aloha’ unless he felt it in his own heart. If he felt anger or hate in his heart he had to cleanse himself before he said ‘Aloha’. – Queen Lili’uokalani





Months of the Year in Hawaiian

1 05 2016

IMG_5781January – ‘Iaunuali (ee-ya-oo new-ahlee)
February – Pepeluali (pay-pay loo-ahlee )
March – Malaki (ma-la-key)
April – ‘Apelila (ah-pe-lee-la)
May – Mei (may-ee)
June – Iune (ee-oo-ney)
July – Iulai (ee-oo-la-ee)
August – ‘Aukake (ah-oo-ka-key)
September – Kepakemapa (key-pa-key-ma-pa)
October – ‘Okakopa (oh-ka-ko-pa)
November – Nowemapa (No-vay-ma-pa)
December – Kekemapa (key-key-ma-pa)





Learn a New Hawaiian Word Today: Kanikau

10 04 2016

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Kanikau– to lament, or a chant of mourning

 Keep the Hawaiian Language alive by teaching some one you love this word. Stop today to talk to a child about the beauty of the Hawaiian language.





Learning the Hawaiian Language One Word at a Time

10 03 2016

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Kahakai, beach

Children and their father at the kahakai.

Keep the Hawaiian Language alive by teaching some one you love this word. Stop today to talk to a child about the beauty of the Hawaiian language.





Hawaiian Words for Your Valentine

5 02 2016

 

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Ia Iho Ke Aloha – To my love
Ka Honi Mai Me Ke Aloha – And with love is a kiss
Ke Aloha – Beloved
Kipona Aloha – Deep love
Ko Aloha Makamae E Ipo – Sweetheart you are so precious
Ko`u Aloha – My Love
Ku`u Lei – My beloved
Ma’ane’i No Ke Aloha – For love is here and now
Me Ke Aloha Pumehana – With the warmth of my love
Nau ko`u Aloha – My love is yours
Na’u `oe – You’re mine
‘O Ku’u Aloha No ‘Oe – You are indeed my love
Pa’ipunahele – An expression of love for a favorite
Pilialoha – To be in a bond of love





The Hawaiian Language: Hae

10 01 2016

Hae is the Hawaiian word for flag.

Ku’u hae aloha= my beloved flag

Keep the Hawaiian Language alive by teaching some one you love this word. Stop today to talk to a child about the beauty of the Hawaiian language.





To Whisper: the Hawaiian Language

10 12 2015

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Hāwanawana is the Hawaiian word meaning to whisper, or whispering.

Sometimes the wind blows and other times it is Hāwanawana.

Keep the Hawaiian Language alive by teaching some one you love this word. Stop today to talk to a child about the beauty of the Hawaiian language.





Learning Hawaiian Words: Ipu

1 12 2015

 

IPU

A gourd, an all purpose container used for food and water, or as a hula implement.





Greetings for Various Holidays in Hawaiian

10 11 2015

Happy Birthday ~ Hau`oli la Hanau (pronounced how-oh-lay la ha-now)
Happy Sweet 16 ~ Hau`oli Momona ‘Umi Kumaono (pronounced how-oh-lay mo-mo-na oo-me ku-ma-o-no)
Happy Anniversary ~ Hau`oli la Ho’omana’o (pronounced how-oh-lay la ho-o-ma-na-o)
Happy Retirement ~ Hau`oli la Ho’omaha loa (pronounced how-oh-lay la ho-o-ma-ha low-a)
Happy New Year ~ Hau’oli Makahiki Hou (pronounced how-oh-lay ma-ka-hee-key ho)
Happy Thanksgiving ~ Hau’oli La Ho’omakika’i (pronounced how-oh-lay la ho-o-ma-key-kah-ee)
Happy Holidays ~ Hau’oli Lanui (pronounced how-oh-lay la-new-ee)
Merry Christmas ~ Mele Kalikimaka (pronounced may-lay ka-lee-key-ma-ka)
Happy Hanukkah ~ Hau’oli Hanukaha (pronounced how-oh-lay ha-new-ka-ha)
Happy Kwanzaa ~ Hau’oli Kawanaka (pronounced how-oh-lay ka-wa-na-ka)





Aloha Greetings to Learn

15 10 2015

two palm trees

Aloha Au Ia ‘Oe
– I Love You
Aloha Aku No, Aloha Mai No – I give my love to you, you give your love to me
Aloha Kaua – May there be love between us (said to one person)
Aloha Kakou – May there be love between us (said to more than one person)
Aloha No Au Ia ‘Oe – I Truly Love You
Aloha Nui Loa – All my love
Aloha Pumehana – Aloha Au Ia ‘Oe ~ I Love You
Aloha Aku No, Aloha Mai No – I give my love to you, you give your love to me
Aloha Kaua – May there be love between us (said to one person)
Aloha Kakou – May there be love between us (said to more than one person)
Aloha No Au Ia ‘Oe – I Truly Love You
Aloha Nui Loa – All my love
Aloha Pumehana – Warm love, affection





Hawaiian Word for Today: Iki

7 10 2015

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Iki- small or little

Keep the Hawaiian Language alive by teaching some one you love this word. Stop today to talk to a child about the beauty of the Hawaiian language.





Learning New Hawaiian Words: Hopenapule

7 09 2015

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Hopenapule– the weekend

 

Keep the Hawaiian Language alive by teaching some one you love this word. Stop today to talk to a child about the beauty of the Hawaiian language.





More Hawaiian Wisdom

25 08 2015

Taro leaf and a very happy man living Aloha!

This is roughly translated to mean:

“The goodness of the taro is judged by the young plant it produces.”

This wise phase is said to be a commentary of the behavior of children being a reflection of their parents.





Days of the Week in Hawaiian

10 08 2015

on the Old Airport Walking Path

Sunday – Lapule (lay-poo-lay )
Monday – Po’akahi (poh ah-kah-hee)
Tuesday – Po’alua (poh ah-loo-ah)
Wednesday – Po’akolu (poh ah-ko-loo)
Thursday – Po’aha (poh ah-ha)
Friday – Po’alima (poh ah-lee-mah)
Saturday – Po ‘aono (poh ah-o-no)





Hawaiian Word of the Day: Koli

7 08 2015

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Koli- to whittle

Keep the Hawaiian Language alive by teaching some one you love this word. Stop today to talk to a child about the beauty of the Hawaiian language.

 





Learning Hawaiian Words: Hilo

17 07 2015

Hilo is the first night of the Hawaiian Moon Calendar, the new moon.





Hawaiian Word of the Day: Noke

7 07 2015

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Noke– to preserve and move forward

Keep the Hawaiian Language alive by teaching some one you love this word. Stop today to talk to a child about the beauty of the Hawaiian language.





O Hawaii no ka aina maikai

2 07 2015

After all, Hawaii is the best land. (O Hawaii no ka aina maikai)

~ Hawaiian Proverb





Learning Hawaiian Words: Kauka

10 06 2015

Kauka is the Hawaiian word for doctor.

When one has rock fever going to see the Kauka is likely less wise than a trip off island.

Keep the Hawaiian Language alive by teaching some one you love this word. Stop today to talk to a child about the beauty of the Hawaiian language.





Linohau: The Hawaiian Language

10 05 2015
photo by Anne Cole, Kailua Kona, HI

photo by Anne Cole, Kailua Kona, HI

Linohau is Hawaiian meaning dressed to perfection, beautifully decorated.

These women riding on horseback in the parade are linohau.

 

Keep the Hawaiian Language alive by teaching some one you love this word. Stop today to talk to a child about the beauty of the Hawaiian language.