Learning Hawaiian Words: Ipu

1 12 2015

 

IPU

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

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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)