The Hawaiian language has offered a number of words to the English language. Some Hawaiian words are known to non-Hawaiian speakers, and a few have also been assimilated into the English language (e.g. ” aloha “, meaning “hello”, “love”, or “goodbye”, or ” mahalo “, meaning “thank you”).
If someone says mahalo how do you respond ? Mahalo is the Hawaiian word for “thanks”. If you don’t want to respond in English, you can always use the Hawaiian phrase for “you’re welcome” which could be either of the following: ʻAʻole pilikia (No problem), pronounced ah-o-lay pee-lee-kee-ah.
E komo mai : Welcome. Many stores and businesses have “ e komo mai ” written on the entrance.
Aloha means both “hello,” and “goodbye,” and is used as a greeting when seeing someone for the first time and wishing them well at parting. If someone says “ Aloha ” to you, say it right back. Mahalo means “thank you.” If someone does you a kindness, don’t be shy about saying, “Mahalo,” to them.
Moana —pronounced “moh-AH-nah,” not “MWAH-nah” means “ocean”—and the character is chosen by the sea itself to return the stolen heart of Te Fiti, who turns out to be an island deity (Tahiti, in its various linguistic forms, including Tafiti, is a pan-Polynesian word for any faraway place).
Ono . Pronounced oh-no, this is the local word for “delicious.” For added emphasis, include so as in something is “so ono ,” like the Vietnamese-inspired grinds at The Pig and the Lady. Onolicious is a quirky variation on ono that means the same thing, but is somehow even more fun to say.
Haole (/ˈhaʊliː/; Hawaiian [ˈhɔule]) is a Hawaiian term for individuals who are not Native Hawaiian or Polynesian. In Hawaii , it may mean any foreigner or anything else introduced to the Hawaiian islands of foreign origin, though it is most commonly applied to people of European ancestry.
Heluna huaʻōlelo: Likelike : 3, Princess: 3.
LOLO (lō-lō) A Hawaiian language word meaning dumb, goofy or crazy.
Since the okina is an official letter in the Hawaiian alphabet this gives the Lauwiliwilinukunukuʻoiʻoi a total of 25 letters! Some people say that the humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa is the longest Hawaiian name for a fish.
About Hawaiian diacritical marks The ‘ okina is a glottal stop, similar to the sound between the syllables of “oh-oh.” In print, the correct mark for designating an ‘ okina is the single open quote mark. For example ‘pau,’ depending on placement of ‘ okina and kahako, can mean completed, smudge, moist or skirt.