Here are some Hawaiian terms that you may encounter on a visit to Hawaii. Please let me know if there's anymore you hear and want to know what it means!
Aloha: Means hello, goodbye, and is used to represent affection. Most often it is used to greet someone.
Aloha Kakahiaka: Good Morning
Aloha A *** Hou: Good-bye, until we meet again
A *** Hou: Until we meet again
Mahalo: Means thank you or thanks.
Mahalo Nui Loa: Thank you very much.
E Komo Mai: Welcome, Come in
Hana Hou: encore
Kama’aina: of the land, locals
Lanai: Porch, patio, balcony
Mauka: mountains, towards the mountains
Makai: Ocean, towards the ocean
Pau Hana: after work
Pupus: appetizers, small bites, tapas, etc.
A word on pronunciation: Hawaiian pronunciations can be tricky. Take Like Like Highway as an example. Most would pronounce it as "like like" right? But, in reality the sounds more like Lee-keh Lee-keh. What makes the pronunciations hard are the vowels, so toe help you along, here's a little guide: