Hawaiian Word of the Day: August 11th

Aug 11, 2017

ʻOno is another of those very frequently used Hawaiian word understood by most people, even those who do not speak the language. ʻOno means delicious. Be sure to start it with that glottal stop, because ono without the glottal stop, is the popular and tasty fish known in English as the wahoo.

Hawaiian Word of the Day: August 4th

Aug 4, 2017

Kahakai means beach, sea shore, sea coast, seaside, or strand. Ke kahakai o waikīkī is Waikīkī Beach, but it works just as well as a generic term: e helekako i kahakai – let's go to the beach.

Hawaiian Word of the Day: July 28th

Jul 28, 2017

Poʻe means people, persons, even an entire population. The Hawaiian people are called kapoʻe Hawaiʻi. Poʻe can also be used as a plural marker when talking about people, as in kaʻu poʻe keiki – my children.

Hawaiian Word of the Day: July 21st

Jul 21, 2017

Pīkake is our name for the fragrant jasmine flower, and it is also the Hawaiian word for peacock.

Hawaiian Word of the Day: July 14th

Jul 14, 2017

Molokaʻi is often called the “friendly island.” And although it's well known in song and chant, it is not known for sure what the name means.

Hawaiian Word of the Day: July 7th

Jul 7, 2017

The muʻumuʻu is often called the “Mother Hubbard” or loose-fitting dress. Don't confuse it with mumu which is a thud-like sound. The dress is a muʻumuʻu.

Hawaiian Word of the Day: Febraury 28th

Feb 28, 2017

Most people know the ipu is a musical instrument made out of a gourd. But ipu is a general word for any type of container such as a dish, mug, calabash, pot, cup, bowl, basin, or even a utensil. Ipu is a very handy word to know.