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Hawaiian Word of the Day: A-H

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Hawaiian language

Hawaiian Word of the Day: A-H

Here are some common Hawaiian words along with videos on how to pronounce them. Remember, many Hawaiian words have multiple meanings.

ā’ī – neck

ahiahi – evening

ai – eat

āina – land

ali’i – a chief or chiefess

aloha ahiahi – hello, good evening

e pule kākou – let’s pray

eli’eli – firmly-rooted, profound, deep

ēwe – sprout, lineage

haka – place where thing are stored

haka kau – shelf

haka kaula’i pā – dish rack

hānau – giving birth

hau – ice

heluhelu – read

hilina’i – to believe

hō’ailona – a sign, marker, or omen

hō’ihi – respect

ho’iho’i pā – put away dishes

ho’okele – navigation, to steer toward a destination

ho’okipa – hospitality

ho’okomo – put something in some place

ho’okupu – an offering or tribute

ho’olele – to project

ho’omākaukau – prepare

ho’oponopono – setting things right, to put things in order

hoa – companion

hoahānau – cousin, close relative

holoholo – to go for a walk

holoi – wash

holoi pā – wash dishes

holu – pliable, flexible, resilient

hu’a – bubble

hua – egg

hui – group

hūi – interjection used to get another’s attention

huli – to turn over, to change

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