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e
do something
emi
cheap
ha`alele
to leave a place; abandon something
ha`awi
give
ha`awi mai
give (me; us)
ha`awina
lesson
ha`i
inform; tell; reveal
ha`ule
fall (throught the air)
ha`ulelau
fall (season)
hahai
follow
hakaka
fight
haku
compose
hala
passed by; pass; the fruit of puhala
halau
school; such as
hale
building; house
hale`aina
restaurant; cafeteria
haleka`a
garage; carport
haleki`i`oni`oni
movie theatre
haleku`ai
store
halekula
school building
haleleka
post office
halepe`a
tent
halepule
church
hali`i
spread out (mat; blanket)
halihali
carry; transport (cargo; baggage)
hamama
open; unobstructed
hana
work
Hana hou
Encore; do it again.
hana`ino
mistreat
Hanai
Adopted
hanai
feed; raise (animals; people); adopted/foster child
hanau
give birth
hanini
to be spilled
Haole
Caucasian
Haole
A white person; Caucasian
hapa haole
person of mixed racial ancestry
hapaha
quarter
hapai
pregnant; carry; lift
hapai
carry; pregnant
hapalua
half
hapanui
majority
hapu`u
tree fern
Hapuna Beach
Beautiful beach in South Kohala
hau
ice
hau`oli
happy; fun; joy
Hau`oli la Hanau
Happy Birthday
Hau`oli la Ho'omaha loa
Happy Retirement
Hau`oli la Ho'omana'o
Happy Anniversary
haumana
student
Hauoli
Happiness
Hau'oli Hanukaha
Happy Hanukkah
Hau'oli Hanukaha me ka Makahiki Hou
Happy Hanukkah and New Year
Hau'oli Kawanaka
Happy Kwanzaa
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou
Happy New Year
haupia
coconut pudding
hea
where
hehena
raving mad; possessed; lunatic
heiau
ancient religious site; temple
heihei
race
hele
go
hele
move; go; travel
hele mai
come
helu
number
heluhelu
read
hema
south; left
hemahema
unskilled; awkward
hemo
loose; unfastened
hiamoe
sleep
hiapo
first born child
hiki
possible; arrive
hilahila
shame; shy; embarrassed;
himeni
song; sing
Hina
Mist
hinano
flower of the puhala
hinuhinu
shiny
hipa
sheep
ho
hoe
ho`a
turn on (light; electricity
ho`ailona
sign; symbol
ho`ala
wake up (someone)
ho`i
go back
ho`i mai
come back
ho`ohalike
compare
ho`ohau`oli
have fun; do fun things
ho`ohuli
turn something over
ho`oilo
winter
ho`oio
show off
ho`okahi
one (amount)
ho`okahi haneli
one hundred (number and amount)
ho`okano
conceited
ho`okipa
invite in guests; treat hospitably
ho`okomo
put inside; insert
ho`oku`i
to join things together
ho`olauna
introduce; introduce someone
ho`ole
deny; say no; negate
ho`olohe
listen
ho`oma`ema`e
clean something
ho`omaka
begin; start
ho`omakaukau
prepare
ho`omo`a
cook
ho`omoana
to camp
ho`opa`a
to make firm; to learn
ho`opa`a hau
to freeze something
ho`opa`a noho
reserve a seat
ho`opae
bring shore; cast ashore
ho`opiha
to fill something up
ho`opili mai
imitate (me)
ho`opio
turn off (light; electricity)
ho`oulu
grow (something); raise (plants)
ho`owali
mix (poi)
hoaaloha
friend
hoahanau
cousin
ho'aloha
friend
hoe
paddle
hohono
bad-smelling
hohonu
deep
ho'ike
show; display
hokele
hotel
hoku
star
hola
hour; time
holo
run; ride on
holoholo
ride/walk around for fun
holoholo
out on a lark; fishing
holoholona
animal
holoi
wash; wipe
Holualoa
Coffee village in North Kona
honi
smell; kiss
Honolulu
capital city
honu
turtle
honua
ground; earth; world
hope
behind; after
hopenapule
weekend
hu`ihu`i
chilly
hua
fruit; seed; tuber
huamoa
(chicken) egg
huhu
angry; mad at
hui
club; organization
hui mokulele
airline company
huki
pull; pull out
Hula
The dance of Hawaii
huli
taro slip; search for; look for; turn a corner; face a different direction
Huli-huli
Hawaiian for rotisserie or 'end-over-end' and is also the name for a marinade made and sold in the Hawaiian Islands. It is composed of mostly ginger and shoyu (soy sauce). Huli-huli sauce has a particular pungent smell and taste and is similar to teriyaki sauce. It is best as a marinade used before and during cooking
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a
Varieties of triggerfish characterized by a pig'-like snout.
i
in; on; at; to
ia
he; she (or `o ia); the aforesaid
I'a
Fish
Ianuali
January
ihu
nose
ikaika
strong
ikiki
hot and humid
imu
underground oven
inoa
name
inoahope
last name
inu
drink
ipuhao
pot
Iulai
July
Iune
June
iwakalua
twenty
iwi
bone; shell
ka
the
ka `olua
your (two persons)
ka `oukou
your ( more than two persons)
ka ka wahine
the woman's
ka lakou
their
ka Lani
Lani's
ka`a
car
ka`u
my
ka`ukama
cucumber
kahakai
beach
Kahalu'u
kahawai
stream; river
kahea
call out
kahi
to comb; shave; comb; smooth out; ka + wahi; the place
kahiko
old; ancient
Kahiko
Ancient hula dance
kahu
leader; minister
kahua mau`u
grassy yard
kahua mokulele
airport
kahua pa`ani
playground
kahuna
expert in any profession; priest; sorcerer; magician
kai
salt water; sea
kai nioi
chili pepper water
kaikaina
boy's younger brother; girl's younger sister
kaikamahine
girl; daughter
kaikua`ana
boy's older brother; girl's older sister
kaikuahine
boy's sister
kaikunane
girl's brother
Ka'imi'nani Street
kakani
crunchy; as in good `opihi
kakou
we (you folks and I)
kala
color
kala
money; dollar
Kālā
Money
Kala mai ia'u
Excuse me
kalai
to hoe
kalaiwa
drive a car
kalaka
truck
kalani
gallon
Kalaoa
Refers to the area in North Kona directly mauka of the airport
kali
wait for; wait
Kalikimaka
Christmas
kalima
cream
kalipa
slipper
Kalo
Taro
kalua
to cook in an imu
kama`a
shoe
kama`ilio
converse
kama'aina
island native; long term resident kanaka
kamali`i
children
kamu
chewing gum
kana
his / her
kanaiwa
number ninety
kanaka
man; human being
kanakolu
number thirty
kanapi
centipede
Kāne
A man or boy
kani
make a sound; chime; sing (bird)
Kanikapila
Musical jam session
kanu
to plant; bury
kao
goat
kaomi
press (button)
kaona
town; hidden meaning
Kapa
Cloth made from the bark of the wauke tree
kapakahi
crooked
kapena
captain
kapi
sprinkle on (as salt)
kapiki
cabbage
kapu
forbidden; sacred; taboo
kapuahi
stove
kapulu
sloppy; poorly done
kau
ride a vehicle; be on top of something; position
kau
your
kaua
we (you and I)
kauka
doctor
kaula
string; rope; cord
kaulana
famous
kaumaha
sad; heavy
kauoha
order; command
Ka'upulehu
four seasons
kauwela
summer
kawele
towel; napkin
kawowo
seedling
ke
the
ke`oke`o
white
Keahole
West Hawaii airport
Kealakehe
Village and area in North Kona; the largest high school on the Big Island
Ke'aloha
Love is all around
keia
this
keiki
boy; son; child
keiki
child
keikikane
boy; son
kekahi
one; one of the; another; the other; a certain
Kekemapa
December
kekona
scond (as in time)
kela
that
kelepona
telephone
kena
that (by you)
Kepakemapa
September
Kepani
Japanese
ki
tea
ki`aha
(drinking) glass
ki`i
picture; go get; fetch
ki`i`oni`oni
movie
kihi
corner (outside point)
kiki
shoot (water; insecticide)
kikokiko
spots; spot
kiloi
throw
kini
can
kinipopo
ball (for games)
kino
body
kipikua
pick
kiwai
water faucet handle
kiwi
T.V.
ko ka wahine
the woman's
ko Lani
Lani's
ko`e
earthworm
ko`u
my
koa
type of wood
koe
remain; left; more
kokoke
close; near; almost
kokoleka
chocolate
kokua
help; aid
kokua
help; assistance
kolo
crawl
Kolohe
Rascal
kolohe
naughty; mischievous; rascal
komo
enter; go in
kona
his / her
kono
invite
kopala
shovel
kope
rake; coffee
kopekope
to rake
kou
your
ku
poked; such a wound; stand; stop
ku`ai `emi
sale
ku`ai aku /
buy / sell
ku`i
pound; punch
ku`i `opihi
pound / pick `opihi
kua
back (body part)
kuahiwi
mountain
kuawa
guava
kuene
flight attendant; waiter / waitress
kuhikuhi
to point out
kui
to string as a lei;needle; pin; nail
kuka
coat
kukae
excrement (lepo is more polite)
kukaepele
sulphur; match
kuke
cook
kuku
thorn
kuku
grandparent; Tutu
kukui
light fixture; candlenut tree
kukuihelepo
lantern
kukulu
set up; build
kula
school
Kuleana
Responsibility
Kulikuli
Be quiet! Shut up!
kulou
bend down
kumu
reason; teacher
Kumu
Teacher
kumukula
school teacher
kumula`au
tree (any kind)
kumumanako
mango tree
kupa
cook by boiling; soup
kupono
appropriate
kupulau
spring (season)
kupuna
grandparent; elder
kupunakane
grandfather
kupunawahine
grandmother
Kuuipo
Sweetheart
la
day
la hanau
birthday
la`au
wood
la`auhihi
vine
la`aumake
poison; herbicide
lahilahi
thin; delicate
laiki
rice
laila
there (always i laila; ma leila)
laina
line
lakeke
jacket
Laki
Lucky
lakou
they (more than two persons)
lala
branch
lalani
to line up
lalo
below; under
lana
float
lanai
porch; veranda
Lanai
A porch; patio; or balcony
lanakila
to have victory; victory
lani
sky; heaven; royal
lani
sky; the heavens
Lapule
Sunday
lau
leaf; sweet potato stem slip
Lau
Leaf
laua
they (two people)
laua`e
maile-scented fern
laulau
meat bundled in leaves
Laulea
Peaceful; happy
Laulima
Cooperation
launa
meet socially; socialize
lauoho
hair (on the head)
lawa
enough
lawai`a
to fish for; fisherman
lawe
take
lawe mai
bring
laweleka
mail carrier
le`ale`a
amusement; pleasure
Lehua
Beloved friend or relative
lei
garland; to wear around the neck as a lei
Lei
A necklace of flowers; leaves; shells; feathers; given as a symbol of affection; beads; any ornament worn around the head or about the neck;
Leilani
Heavenly flower
leiwili
a kind of lei
leka
mail; letter
lekio
radio
leko
watercress
lekuke
lettuce
lele
to fly; to get off a vehicle
lepo
dirty; soil; dirt
lewa
to be suspened with gentle movement i the air; sky; airspace
li`ili`i
small
lihikai
area close to beach
like
same; similar to
lima
hand
limu
seaweed; algae
lio
horse
lo`ihi
long; tall
loa`a
be found; caught; possessed
lohe
hear
lohi
late; slow
lo'i
taro patch
loko
inside; innards
lole
clothes; dress
lole`au`au
swim clothes
loli
changed
lolo
dumb; paralyzed (as a leg)
lolo
feeble minded; numb
lomi
rub softly between fingers
lou
hand pole for picking fruit; to pick witha lou
lu`au
feast; taro tops
lua
hole; pit; crater
lua`i
vomit
luahine
old woman
Luau
Literally means young taro tops; but used for a Hawaiian feast
lumi
room
lumi moe
bedroom
lumiho`okipa
living room; parlor
lumikuke
kitchen
luna
on top; above
ma
in; on; at
ma
and others
ma`a
accustomed to; used to
ma`alahi
easy
ma`alili
cool after being hot
ma`ema`e
clean
ma`i
sick
ma`ona
full (of food)
mae
wilt
maha`oi
nosey; bold
Mahalo
Thank You
Mahalo nui loa
Thank you very much
maha'oi
insolent; rude; brazen
mahele
portion; part
mahiko
sugar plantation
mahimahi
dolphin fish
mahina
month; moon
mai
don't (do something); from
maia
from
maika`i
good; fine
Maika'i no au
I am fine
maile
fragrant vine; leaves used for lei-making
maka
eye; face
maka`i
police officer
maka`ika`i
sightsee; tour
maka`u
fear; be afraid of
makaaniani
eyeglasses
makahiki
year
makai
toward the ocean make to die;dead makua parent
makaiauli
kind of `opihi
makana
gift
makani
wind
makapo
blind
makaukau
ready; good at it
make
dead; die
makeke
market
makewai
thirsty
makini
machine
makou
we (they and I)
makua
parent
Makua
Parent; any relative of the parent's generation; as uncle; aunt; cousin; progenitor; main stalk of a plant; adult; full-grown; mature; older; senior.
makuahine
mother
makuakane
father
mala
garden
Malaki
March
malama
take care of; keep
Malama
To take care of; tend; attend; care for; preserve; protect; maintain; care; preservation; support; fidelity; loyalty; caretaker; keeper.
malie
calm; gentle; windless; sunny
malihini
new comer; visitor
malo`o
dry
maluhiluhi
tired
mama
mommy
mamao
far; distant
mana`o
think
manako
mango
manamanalima
finger
mana'o
thought
manauea
seaweed; ogo
Manini
Stingy
Manō
Shark
Manu
Bird
manuahi
free; gratis
maoli
Hawaiian people
kane
man
maopopo
clear; understood; understandable
Mau Loa
Forever
mau`u
grass
maua
we (he and I)
mauka
toward the mountains mea 'ai food to eat
me
with
mea
thing; person; one; `olelo
mea wa`uniu
coconut grater
mea`ai
food
meainu
drink
meakanu
plant
Mei
May
mele
song; sing
Mele Kalikimaka
Merry Christmas
Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau'oli Makahiki Hou
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
melemele
yellow
Menehune
Legendary race of small people believed to have worked during the night building roads; fish ponds and temples.
mile
mile
minuke
minute
mo`a
cooked
mo`i
king; queen
mo`olelo
story
mo`opuna
grandchild
Moana
Ocean
moe
lie down; bed
moena
mat
mohala
open (flower)
moku
cut
Moku
Island
mokulele
island
mole
tap root
momona
fa; sweet-tasting
mo'o
lizard
Moopuna
Grandchild
mu
boring insect; weevil; termite
mu`umu`u
Hawaiian-style dress
mua
in front; before
muliloa
last born child
na
for; belonging to; by
na
intestinesthe (more than one
na`au
pretty; beautiful
naki`i
tie
nalu
disappeared; lost
Nalu
Wave; surf; full of waves; to form waves
nana
look; watch; observe
nanahu
charcoal
nanea
wave; surf
nani
enjoyable; enjoy
Nani
Pretty
ni`oi
chili pepper
niele
inquisitive; interrogate
niele
nosey; frivolously inquisitive
niho
tooth
nihoniho
serrated
ninau
ask a question
ninini
pour
Niu
Coconut
no
for; belonging to; by
no`eau
cleverly done
no`ono`o
consider; ponder; think up
noho
chair; sit; live
noi
ask for; request
Nowemapa
November
nuha
sulky; pouty
nui
large; plenty
nui
big; large
nunui
huge
o
of
'O ia mau no
Same as usual
Ohana
Family; relative; kin group; related.
'ohana
family (esp. extended)
'okole
butt
ola
healthy; alive; life
Olelo
Language; speech; word; quotation; statement; utterance; term; to speak; say; state; talk; mention; quote; converse; tell; oral; verbatim; verbal.
oli
chant (not for hula dancing)
one
sand
one hanau
birthplace (poetic)
ono
delicious '
opala
garbage; trash
Opu
stomach; abdomen
pa
fence; wall; yard; plate; shine (sun); blow (wind)
pa mea`ai
plate lunch
pa`a
stuck; firm
pa`akai
salt
pa`akiki
hard; stubborn; difficult
pae
for a plane to land
pahi
knife
pahi`umi`umi
razor
Pahoehoe
Smooth lava.
pahuhau
ice box
pahuleka
mailbox. address
paia
wall (of a house
paiki
paisi
paikikalo
bicycle
paila
pile; be boiling (as water)
pailaka
pilot
pailina
graveyard
paipu
pipe
paka
tobacco
pakalaki
unlucky
pakaukau
table
paku
for the contents of something; to burst out
pala
ripe
palahe
flattened; crushed
palai
fry
palaki
to brush; brush
palaoa
bread; rolls
palaunu
brown
pali
cliff
palula
sweet potato greens
palupalu
soft
paniolo
cowboy
papa
class
papa`ele`ele
blackboard
papahele
floor
papamanawa
timetable; schedule
Pau
Finished; ended; all done
Pehea 'oe?
How are you?
pekona
bacon
peni
pen
penikala
pencil
pepa
paper; pepper
pepe
baby
Pepeluali
February
pia
beer
piha
full
pihi
button
pikake
white fragrant flower; peacock
pikiniki
to picnic; picnic
pilau
stench (milder word is hohono)
pilikia
trouble; hassle
pio
out (as a light of fire)
pipi
cow
pipipi
sea snails
po
night
Po`aha
Thursday
Po`akahi
Monday
Po`akolu
Wednesday
Po`alima
Friday
Po`alua
Tuesday
Po`aono
Saturday
po`e
people
po`ele`ele
dark; without light
po`i
break (as a wave)
po`o
head
poepoe
round
pohaku
rock; stone
pohihihi
confusing; not clearly understood
poho
chalk
poho
in vain; wasted
Poi
A paste made from pounded taro root
poina
forget
pokalolo
marijuana
poke
marinated raw fish chunks; to remove meat from `opihi shell
poko
cutworm
pokole
short
pola
bowl
poloka
frog
pololei
correct; straight
pololi
hungry
polu
blue
poluea
Sea sick /air / car sick
Pomaika`i
Good Luck
poni
purple
ponolawai`a
fishing supplies
popoki
cat
popopo
rotten (wood; leaves; carpet)
pouli
dark (as sky)
poupou
short and husky
Shell
pu`ali
to have a groove
pu`alikoa
army; military
pu`e
hill of dirt for planting `uala
pu`iwa
surprised; shocked; startled
pu`olo
package
pua
flower
pua`a
pig
puaaloalo
hibiscus
puahala
cut hala fruit
puakenikeni
fragrant orange flower
Puako
Village in South Kohaha on western Big Island
puamale
stephanotis
puamelia
plumeria
puhala
hala tree
puhi
smoke (tobacco); eel
puka
doorway; door; hole; perforation; come out; go out
Pukiki
Portuguese
pule
prayer
pulehu
cook on hot coals
pulu
wet; coconut husk
puna
spoon
pupu
shells; mollusks; hors d'oeuvres
Pupule
Crazy
Puuwai
Heart
Tutu
Grandfather; Grandmother
u`i
(youthfully) good-looking; beautiful
ua
rain
uaki
watch; clock
ue
cry (tears)
uea
wire
uka
inland
ukana
baggage; carried belongings
uku
pay
'uku
louse; flea (uku head a dumb; small brained person)
uliuli
deep dark color; blue greenish
ulu
to grow up
ulula`au
forest
umauma
chest
waele
to weed
waena
between; among; intermediate
wahine
woman; female
waho
outside
wai
fresh water; who
wai
fresh water
waiho
to put something some place; leave something
waiho`olu`u
color
wainiu
coconut milk/water
Waipahē
Good-natured
waiu
milk
waiupaka
butter
waiwai
rich; valuable
wawae
foot; leg
wawae`iole
rat foot (seaweed)
wehe
open; take off
weka
innards of `opihi
wela
hot
welelau
tip
wikiwiki
fast; quick; speedy
wili
to twist something around something
wiwi
skinny