Speak Hawaiian

   The Hawaiian language has the shortest alphbet in the world. Only twelve letters: 5 vowels (a,e,i,o,u) and the consonants (h,k,l,m,n,p,w)

Pronunciation 

 

 

 

 

`anakala ah'nah kah lah uncle
`anake ah nah KEH" aunt
`auka au' kah out!
kiuke kiu' keh cute
kanapi kah nah PEE' centipede
kanake' kah nah KEH candy
kaona kao'nah town
kika KEE' KAH' guitar
kipue kee pue' keep out!!
kopa koh'pah  soap
kope koh peh coffee
kuki koo' kee cookie
laki lah' kee lucky
leiko lei' koh lets go
manako' mah nah KOH" mango
`ololaiki oh' loh lai' kee all right
pika pee' kah pizza
waina vai' nah wine
weleweka veh' leh veh' kah velvet
aloha greetings or farewell
aloha nui loa very much love back to top
`O wai kou inoa? what is your name?
pehea `oe? how are you?
maika `i fine
mahalo thank you
mahalo nui loa thank you very much
me ke aloha with love
mele kalikimaka Merry Christmas
mai hele `oe don't go
hele go ahead
kipa mai come visit
aloha `aina love of the land
ke the
ke kanaka the man
ke keike the child
ke kupuna the grand parents
ke lio the horse
i to
pua flower
ala road, path
apala apple
iwakaluakumamalima 25
ua rain
w'i pretty
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Speak da pidgin brah...

 

akamai someone who is very smart
an den how you doing? hows it going?
az nuts its crazy
brah friend
brok' da mout it tastes good
choke many, a lot. "its choke brah"
geev' um go for it
howzit hows everything
k' den OK then, I agree
lua bathroom
moke big local guy
momona fat
moi moi sleep
no can cannot do it
ono taste good. "It's ono poi"
pupus appetizers. "pupus and sunset"
tita tough female
wahine female
 

 

 

 

 

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