Hawaiian Word of the Day

by ʻŌlelo on July 17, 2011
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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mokuhali lewa lipo

by ʻŌlelo on July 10, 2011
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Space shuttle

Ua hānau ʻia ʻoe ma ka mokuhali lewa lipo? … No ke aha maila? No ka mea, aia ʻoe ma waho o ka honua!
Were you born on a space shuttle? … Why? …

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Noʻonoʻo hāiki

by ʻŌlelo on July 9, 2011
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Noʻonoʻo hāiki

Narrow-minded

Mai noʻonoʻo hāiki. ʻAʻole pau ka ʻike i ka hālau hoʻokahi.
Don’t be narrow-minded. All knowledge is not taught in the same school.…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: ʻAkika ʻailakele ʻōmeka kolu

by ʻŌlelo on July 8, 2011
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Omega-3 fatty acid

He mea olakino ka ʻakika ʻailakele ʻōmeka kolu.
Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary for one’s body.…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kokoleka

by ʻŌlelo on July 7, 2011
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Chocolate

 

Like ke ola ʻana me ka pahu kokoleka.
Life is like a box of chocolates.…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Mikilima

by ʻŌlelo on July 6, 2011
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Short for mīkini lima, glove

Ke komokomo ʻole i ka mikilima, e hoʻopuka ʻia akula.
If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit.…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Wolu

by ʻŌlelo on July 5, 2011
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Walrus

ʻO wau ka wolu. Kūkūkākū!
I am the walrus. Googoogajoob!…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Ahihoʻoleʻaleʻa

by ʻŌlelo on July 4, 2011
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(General word for) fireworks


Mea, mea, mea…
Ka Lā ʻEhā o Iulai…
Mea, mea, mea…
E Baby, he ahihoʻoleʻaleʻa ʻoe. E hoʻopahū i kou mau waihoʻoluʻu. E āhē ana lākou. Mea mai, “Oh, oh, oh!”

Blah, blah, …

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kōʻala

by ʻŌlelo on July 3, 2011
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To barbecue, broil

ʻO ka manawa kēia no ke kōʻala ʻana! E kau i ka ʻōpae ʻē aʻe ma luna o ka hao hakahaka!
It’s barbecue time! Put another shrimp [or prawn] on the barbie!…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Kūlanakauhale

by ʻŌlelo on July 2, 2011
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Town, village, city

Ke noho nei kākou ma ke kūlanakauhale nei ʻo Alan.
We’re living here in Alan town.…

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Hawaiian Word of the Day: Make

by ʻŌlelo on July 1, 2011
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1. To die, perish
2. To kill, execute

Ke make nei au iā ʻoe e Smalls!
You’re killin’ me Smalls!…

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