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.