Many Visit HAWAII and some of us even live here, but do we know some of the more used words in Hawai’i??? There could be 100’s of words we could choose to go over, but we broke it down to some of the most common 50 + WORDS YOU ALL SHOULD KNOW in HAWAII. You should know what they mean and when to use them and when not to! Don’t you want to be a part of Hawaii and a guest when you are here instead of a ( HAOLE ) tourist? If you are new to the islands and a ( MALIHINI ) for a few years in the Military or perhaps you’re a Traveling Nurse don’t you want to dive into the culture of Hawai’i and respect it? What if you moved here and plan to be here for the rest of your life, it won’t be too long before you become a ( KAMA’AINA )…if you are going to fit in and try to embrace the Hawaiian culture and local Pidgin we use when “Talking Story” now’s the time…This PODCAST should get you excited…You are about to get a breakdown of the most often used words in Hawaii and once done with this next hour…you won’t forget them!
I think when it comes to words used in Hawaii many ( MALIHINI ) new comers to Hawaii feel they can’t or are not ready to use many of the common words used by Locals and Hawaiians. ( KANAKA MAOLI ) None of you should feel that way…may it be a two week vacation, a few years stay or the rest of your life…It’s never too early or too late to understand and respect a new culture and way people live and talk. Locals and Native Hawaiians will be surprised and excited to hear them!
Today you’ll learn what words like…HALE, HEIAU, KUPUNA, KAHUNA, LAULAU, HULI HULI, HOWZIT, CHEEHOO, SHOOTS, MALAMA, AKAMAI, KULEANA, KOKUA and LIVING PONO mean…These are just some of the most important words to know and understand here in Hawaii…You’ll hear them when locals talk to each other, you’ll hear Hawaiians use them, you’ll hear them used at Luau’s and BBQ’s…Once you learn them, respect them and understand them, you can start you melting into the pot that’s called HAWAI’I NEI…Our Beloved Islands 🙂