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#1 ACDCDCAC

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Posted 01 February 2008 - 05:31 PM

I loved Shandra's thread on Jamaican Lingo, so i had to copy her only for us Hawaii Girls. Feel free to add more!

These are really cute:
Aloha and Welcome to HAWAII'S Full On Pidgin.

Kranky Kids® Surfer Slang and Hawaiian Slang Dictionary at krankykids.com

From Hawaii Scuba Diving - Complete Guide to Diving Hawaii
Hawaiian Language
Vowels: A, E, I, O and U
Consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P and W
The only place where the Hawaiian language is spoken on a daily basis is on the private island of Ni'ihau, located just off the coast of Kauai. Throughout all the islands you will find many Hawaiian names, words and expressions used in daily life. In fact 85% of all place names in Hawaii are Hawaiian and often have interesting stories behind how they got the name. The Polynesians never had a written language until the Missionaries arrived and found they needed a Hawaiian Bible, so they quickly developed a twelve letter alphabet. It includes five vowels and seven consonants which are pronounced just as they are in English except for the W, which is often pronounced as a V. Hawaiian Pidgin or Slang is another common way of communicating in everyday conversation amongst locals. Here are a few words that you may hear during your visit to the islands. You may also be interested in a Hawaiian-English dictionary which covers more that 5000 words and an introduction to the Hawaiian Language.
Pidgin/Slang What it means
Brah brother, friend
Da Kine can be substituted for anyword
Howzit How are you?, how is it going?
Mo'bettah this is a better way
Shaka (hand gesture) great, cool, take it easy
Stink eye getting a dirty look
Tanks eh? thank you

Regularly used Hawaiian words English Translation
A
Aloha greeting used to say hello or goodbye. Aloha can also mean love
'Aina land earth
A'a sharp lava
Ali'i Hawaiian royalty
Akamai smart, intelligent
H
Hale house or home
Hana work, bay
Haole foreigner, Caucasian
Hapa portion or part, mix of races, such as
hapa-haole
Hau`oli happy
Heiau ancient Hawaiian religious temple on a raised base of lava rocks
Hoku star
Holoholo to walk or travel for fun
Honu turtle
Hula Hawaiian form of communication
using dance
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a our State Fish, the Hawaiian triggerfish
I
imu underground pit oven used for cooking luau
K
kahuna Hawaiian priest
kai ocean, salt water
kama`aina native-Hawaiian or long-time resident
kane man
kapu forbidden, sacred
kupuna respected elder
kupunakane grandfather
kupunawahine grandmother
kau kau food
ku`uipo sweetheart
L
lanai porch, veranda
lani heavenly
laulau meat or fish wrapped in taro leaves and steamed in a ti leaf packet
lei garland of flowers, leaves, nuts, or shells
lolo crazy
luau feast
M
mahalo thank you
mahi-mahi dolphin fish
makahiki ancient Hawaiian celebration held annually with sports and religious festivities
malihini newcomer, visitor
mauna mountain
mele song, sing
menehune mythical small people who are rumored to have inhabited the Hawaiian islands before the Polynesians
N
nai'a dolphin (the mammal)
nani beautiful, enjoyable
nene endangered Hawaii native goose
niu coconut
O
`ono delicious
`opala trash
P
pali cliff
paniolo cowboy
poi pounded taro root
puka hole
pupu appetizer, snack
U
ukulele stringed instrument, small guitar
W
wahine woman
wai fresh water
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#2 amandalovesryan

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    Posted 01 February 2008 - 05:34 PM

    wow, abbie, you were busy!
    My favorite type of vacation, a relaxing one!

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    #3 ACDCDCAC

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    Posted 01 February 2008 - 05:46 PM

    Amanda, it took like 3 minutes of google, copy, and paste! Hehe!

    #4 Alyssa

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      Posted 01 February 2008 - 05:50 PM

      thanks girl! i love this - i am going to figure out some way to use this...

      #5 Yari

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        Posted 01 February 2008 - 10:17 PM

        This is so cute!! I could of used it last week. :) Oh well, I just have to come to one of your guy's weddings!!!

        #6 TA Dina

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          Posted 02 February 2008 - 01:10 AM

          It is my goal in life to be able to say the hawaii state fish 3xs fast. LOL

          #7 Alyssa

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            Posted 02 February 2008 - 03:20 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by yari2566
            This is so cute!! I could of used it last week. :) Oh well, I just have to come to one of your guy's weddings!!!
            seriously i secrectly hope someone from BDW shows up at my wedding LOL

            #8 ACDCDCAC

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            Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:11 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Alyssa
            seriously i secrectly hope someone from BDW shows up at my wedding LOL
            I think we all secretly wish that too How fun would that be?

            #9 Alyssa

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              Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:30 PM

              i know, right? that would be great :)

              #10 Nic Dragomire

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                Posted 08 February 2008 - 06:34 PM

                when I was there for 6 weeks, I would catch myself dropping a pidgin word or two

                like "howz it" or Brahda, or slippas for sandals.. love the culture there... laid back is my style




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