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Hawaiian, (Hawaiian: "`Ōlelo Hawai`i", IPA [ʔo:'lelo ha'vʌiʔi]) along with English, is an official language of the State of Hawaii.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

The Hawaiian alphabet has just 13 letters - consonants are H, K, L, M, N, P, W, and the glottal stop (Hawaiian: `okina IPA [ʔo'kina]) and vowels are A, E, I, O, and U.

Contrary to common misconceptions, the `okina is not a punctuation mark but a full consonant and must therefore be written. The macron (Hawaiian: kahakō, IPA [kaha'ko:]), in comparison, is a diacritic that indicates a long vowel, which is necessary as well to improve reading comprehension, because long vowels are phonemically distinct from short vowels. That is, two words with the same spelling may have drastically different meanings depending on where the kahakō is employed. Long vowels are markedly longer, except in colloquial speech.

The necessity of both the `okina and the kahakō is illustrated by the following word set (' indicates the primary stress):

ai IPA [ʌi] anaphoric particle, as in ka manu ka'u i `ike ai, the bird that I saw

`ai IPA [ʔʌi] vt. to eat; n. food

`ā`ī IPA [ʔa:ʔi:] n. neck

IPA [a'i:] interjection of surprise, pain; "ow, oh, ay, etc."

a`i IPA ['ʌʔi] prep. poetic/antiquated form of preposition i "in/on/at/by/etc."

Consonants[edit]

All consonants in Hawaiian are pronounced like their English counterparts, with the exception of w, which is pronounced both like the English "w" and like the English "v", changing the "wuh" sound to a "vuh" sound. The change is largely determined by the surrounding vowels: "w" is pronounced [v] when it occurs between any two front/central vowels (i.e., a, e, i) within word boundaries. It is always pronounced [w] after the back vowels (i.e., o, u), also within word boundaries. "W" may be pronounced either way word initially. Colloquial speech rapidity tends to change "w" to [v].

Examples:

Hawai`i [ha'vʌiʔi] "Hawaii"

`Awa [ʔava] or [ʔʌvə] (n) "kava root"

Iwi [ivi] (n) "bone"

U(w)ā [u'wa:] (vt) "to shout"

`O wai kou inoa? [ʔo vʌi kou i'noa] or [ʔo wʌi kou i'noa] "What is your name?" (Lit. "Who is your name?")

This change is largely dialectal, however, so certain regions don't pronounce "w" as [v].

A note on the Pidgin pronunciation of "Hawaii": It is imperative to recognize that speakers of Hawaiian Creole English (i.e., "Pidgin") pronounce "Hawaii" [hə'vʌʔi] or [hə'wʌʔi]. Suffice it to say this is not meant to be a faithful Hawaiian pronunciation of the name, although it is recognized as the correct pronunciation by the majority of Hawaii's inhabitants, regardless of whether they speak Pidgin or English. Hawaiian speakers pronounce "Hawaii" the Hawaiian way [ha'vʌiʔi], not the Pidgin way [hə'vʌʔi]. The Standard English pronunciation [hə'wai].

A note on aspiration: All Hawaiian plosives except for the `okina are aspirated. As such, aspiration is not indicated in the IPA transcription.

Vowels[edit]

Unlike English, which favors off-gliding open vowels so that "oh" is pronounced [ou] and "say" becomes [sei], all Hawaiian vowels are "pure". In this way, Hawaiian vowels are like Spanish and Japanese vowels.

a is pronounced "ah" - like the "a" in "father". However, in stressed position "a" is commonly pronounced [ʌ] as in "Hawai`i" [ha'vʌiʔi]. Similarly, unstressed "a" is frequently reduced to [ə] in colloquial settings.

e is pronounced "eh" - like the "e" in "hello"; never pronounced [ei].

i is pronounced "ee" - like the name of the English letter "e".

o is pronounced "oh" - just like the English "o"; never pronounced [ou].

u is pronounced "oo" - like the "oo" in "food"; never pronounced [ju(w)].

Long vowels (i.e., ā, ē, ī, ō, ū) are pronounced the same as their short counterparts but are held for a beat more. In speech, like vowels without an intervening `okina are pronounced as one long vowel.

Moana a Wākea [mo'ʌna:va:kea] (n) poetic name for the Pacific Ocean

Common diphthongs[edit]

Because Hawaiian is so vowel heavy, vowels must be clearly pronounced. If you pronounce the vowels in a diphthong quickly and clearly, you will almost always sound correct. However, there are important exceptions.

ae is pronounced [ae], somewhat similar to "eye".

ai is pronounced [ʌi].

ao is pronounced [ao], similar to "ow"

au is pronounced [ʌu].

ea is pronounced [ea], never "ei-ya".

ei is pronounced [ei], similar to the letter "a".

eo is pronounced [eo], never "ei-yo".

ie is pronounced [i(j)e] or [je] in rapid speech.

io is pronounced [i(j)o] or [jo] in rapid speech.

oa is pronounced [o(w)a].

oe is pronounced [o(w)e].

oi is pronounced [o(w)i].

ou is pronounced [ou(w)].

ua is pronounced ['u(w)a]. The stress is on the "u" not the "a".

ue is pronounced ['u(w)e]. The stress is on the "u" not the "e".

ui is pronounced ['u(w)i]. The stress is on the "u" not the "i".

uo is pronounced ['u(w)o]. The stress is on the "u" not the "o".

ia is pronounced differently depending on context as follows:

ia ['ia] pron. "he/she/it", and the [i] is generally blended with the preceding vowel. (Remember that all Hawaiian words end in a vowel.)

`ia [ʔia] passive voice particle market, as in Ua lawe `ia aku au. "I was taken away."

[ja:] object marker, as in E huli aku `oe iā Malia. "Go look for Malia."

ia [jə] pron. "(to) him/her/it", as in E imi aku `oe iā ia. Seek him/her/it out. In this case, iā ia is pronounced as one word ['ja:jə].

Phrase list[edit]

Basics[edit]

Hello. 
Aloha. [a'loha]
How are you? 
Pehea `oe? [pe'hea 'ʔoe]
Fine, thank you. 
Maika`i nō, mahalo. [məi'kʌʔi no: ma'halo]
What is your name? 
`O wai kou inoa?
My name is ______. 
`O _____ ko'u inoa.
Nice to meet you. 
Ua maika'i kō kāua hui 'ana.
Please. 
E `olu`olu `oe.
Thank you. 
Mahalo.
Thank you very much. 
Mahalo nui (loa).
You're welcome. 
He mea iki ia.
No problem, You're welcome 
`A`ole pilikia.
Yes. 
`Ae.
No. 
`A`ole.
Excuse me. (getting attention
Hui, ei nei.
Excuse me. (begging pardon
E kala mai.
I'm sorry. 
E kala mai ia`u.
Goodbye. 
Ā hui hou.
Goodbye. (informal
Aloha.
I can't speak Hawaiian/French/American English/English. 
`A`ole au `ōlelo Hawai`i/Palani/haole/Pelekania.
Do you speak Hawai'ian? 
`Ōlelo Hawai`i `oe?
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
`Olelo Pelekania kekahi?
Help! 
Kōkua!
Look out! 
E akahele!
Good morning. 
Aloha kakahiaka.
Good mid-day. 
Aloha awakea.
Good evening. 
Aloha ahiahi.
I don't understand. 
`A`ole maopopo.
I am from Hilo/Seattle/Japan 
No Hilo/Seattle/Kepani mai au.
Where is the toilet? 
(Aia) ma hea ka lua?
Where is the restroom? 
(Aia) ma hea ka lumi ho`opau pilikia?

Problems[edit]

Don't touch me! 
Mai ho`opā mai ia`u! [mʌi hoʔo'pa: mʌi 'jʌʔu]
I'll call the police. 
E kāhea māka`i ana au!
Police! 
Māka`i!
Stop! Thief! 
He`aihue!
I need help. 
Kōkua mai ia`u.
It's an emergency. 
He ulia pōpilikia kēia.
I'm lost. 
Ua nalowale au.
I lost my bag. 
Ua nalowale au i ku`u `eke.
I lost my wallet. 
Ua nalowale au i ku`u `eke kālā.
I'm sick. 
Ua ma`i au.
I'm injured. 
Ua `ālina au.
I need a doctor. 
E kāhea mai i ke kauka no`u.
Can I use your phone? 
Hiki ia`u ke ho`ohana i kou kelepona?

Numbers[edit]

`Ole (OH-lay)
`Ekahi (ey-KA-hee)
One unit 
Ho`okahi, as in ho`okahi minuke, "one minute"
`Elua (ey-LOO-ah)
`Ekolu (ey-KOH-loo)
`Ehā (ey-HAH)
`Elima (ey-LEE-ma)
`Eono (ey-OH-no)
`Ehiku (ey-HEE-koo)
`Ewalu (ey-VAH-loo)
`Eiwa (ey-EE-vah)
10 
`Umi (OO-mee)
11 
`Umi kūmākahi (OO-mee KOO-ma-KA-hee) (kūmā is sometime said kumāmā)
12 
`Umi kūmālua (OO-mee KOO-ma-LOO-ah)
13 
`Umi kūmākolu (OO-mee KOO-ma-KOH-loo)
14 
`Umi kūmāhā (OO-mee KOO-ma-HAH)
15 
`Umi kūmālima (OO-mee KOO-ma-LEE-ma)
16 
`Umi kūmāono (OO-mee KOO-ma-OH-no)
17 
`Umi kūmāhiku (OO-mee KOO-ma-HEE-koo)
18 
`Umi kūmāwalu (OO-mee KOO-ma-VAH-loo)
19 
`Umi kūmāiwa (OO-mee KOO-ma-EE-vah)
20 
Iwakālua (ee-vah-KA-loo-ah)
21 
Iwakālua kūmākahi (ee-vah-KA-loo-ah KOO-ma-KA-hee)
22 
Iwakālua kūmālua (ee-vah-KA-loo-ah KOO-ma-LOO-ah)
23 
Iwakālua kūmākolu (ee-vah-KA-loo-ah KOO-ma-KOH-loo)
24 
Iwakālua kūmāhā (ee-vah-KA-loo-ah KOO-ma-HA)
25 
Iwakālua kūmālima (ee-vah-KA-loo-ah KOO-ma-LEE-ma)
30 
Kanakolu (ka-na-KOH-loo)
40 
Kanahā (ka-na-HA)
50 
Kanalima (ka-na-LEE-ma)
60 
Kanaono (ka-na-OH-no)
70 
Kanahiku (ka-na-HEE-koo)
80 
Kanawalu (ka-na-VAH-loo)
90 
Kanaiwa (ka-na-EE-vah)
100 
Ho`okahi haneli (ha-NAY-lee) or hanele
200 
`Elua haneli (ey-LOO-ah ha-NAY-lee)
300 
`Ekolu haneli (ey-KOH-loo ha-NAY-lee)
500 
`Elima haneli (ey-LEE-ma ha-NAY-lee)
1000 
Ho`okahi kaukani (kow-KAH-nee)
2000 
`Elua kaukani (ey-LOO-ah kow-KAH-nee)
1,000,000 
Ho`okahi miliona (mee-lee-OH-na)
1,000,000,000 
Ho`okahi biliona (bee-lee-OH-na) or piliona
Half 
Hapalua (ha-pa-LOO-ah)

Time[edit]

now 
i kēia manawa
after 
mahope
before 
mamua
between 
mawaena
morning 
kakahiaka
midmorning 
awakea
afternoon 
`auinalā
evening 
ahiahi
midnight 
aumoe
first light of dawn 
(ke) alaula
night 

Clock time[edit]

one o'clock AM 
hola `ekahi AM (HO-la ey-KA-hee AH-moo)
two o'clock AM 
hola `elua AM (HO-la ey-LOO-ah AH-moo)
ten o'clock AM 
hola 'umi AM (HO-la OO-mee AH-moo)
noon 
awakea (ah-vah-KAY-ah)
one o'clock PM 
hola 'ekahi PM (HO-la ey-KA-hee PEE-moo)
two o'clock PM 
hola 'elua PM (HO-la ey-LOO-ah PEE-moo)
ten o'clock PM 
hola 'umi PM (HO-la OO-mee PEE-moo)
It's one o'clock PM 
`O ka hola `ekahi PM kēia.
It's one-thirty PM 
Hapalua (ka) hola `ekahi PM kēia.
It's one-forty-five PM 
Hapahā i koe kani ka hola `elua PM. (Lit. "A quarter hour before 2 PM sounds.")
It's two o'clock PM 
Hapahā (ka) hola `elua PM.

Duration[edit]

minute 
minuke (mee-NOO-kay)
hour(s) 
hola (HO-la)
day(s) 
lā (LA)
week(s) 
pule (POO-lay)
month(s) 
mahina (ma-HEE-na) or malama
year(s) 
makahiki (ma-ka-HEE-kee)

Days[edit]

today 
i kēia lā (ee KAY-ee-ah LA)
yesterday 
nehinei (nay-HEE-nay-ee)
tomorrow 
`apōpō (ah-PO-po)
this week 
i kēia pule (KAY-ee-ah POO-lay)
last week 
i kēlā pule aku nei
next week 
i kēia pule a`e
Monday 
Pō`akahi (po-ah-KA-hee) (Lit. "First night")
Tuesday 
Pō`alua (po-ah-LOO-ah) (Lit. "Second night")
Wednesday 
Pō`akolu (po-ah-KOH-loo) (Lit. "Third night")
Thursday 
Pō`ahā (po-ah-HA) (Lit. "Fourth night")
Friday 
Pō'alima (po-ah-LEE-ma) (Lit. "Fifth night")
Saturday 
Pō'aono (po-ah-OH-no) (Lit. "Sixth night")
Sunday 
Lāpule (LA-poo-lay) (Lit. "Day of prayer")

Months[edit]

January 
Ianuali (ee-AH-noo-ah-lee)
February 
Pepeluali (pay-pay-loo-AH-lee)
March 
Malaki (ma-LA-kee)
April 
Apelila (ah-pay-LEE-la)
May 
Mei (may-EE)
June 
Iune (ee-OO-nay)
July 
Iulai (ee-OO-ly)
August 
`Aukake (ow-KA-kay)
September 
Kepakemapa (kay-pah-kay-MA-pa)
October 
`Okakopa (oh-ka-KOH-pa)
November 
Nowemapa (no-vay-MA-pa)
December 
Kekemapa (kay-kay-MA-pa)

Writing Dates[edit]

Dates are written like so: O ka lā (day) kēia o (month) o (year)

This translates in English to "On the (day) day of this (month) of (year)".

Example: To write "June 19, 2007", you would write O ka lā 19 kēia o Iune o 2007.

People[edit]

human 
kanaka
peoples 
kānaka, as in "the indigenous peoples" nā kānaka māoli
man 
kāne
woman 
wahine
women 
wāhine
children 
kamali`i or keiki
boy 
keikikāne
girl 
kaikamahine
girls 
kaikamāhine
old man 
`elemakule or makule
old men 
`elemākule or mākule
old woman 
luahine
old women 
luāhine
family 
`ohana
married man 
kāne male
married woman 
wahine male
widower of any age
"kāne wahine make"
old widower
"`elemakule wahine make"
widow of any age
"wahine kāne make"
old widow
"luahine kāne make"

Family[edit]

Parents 
Mākua (sg. makua)
Father 
Makuakāne
Father 
Mother 
Makuahine
Mom 
Son : Keikikāne
Daughter 
Kaikamahine
Older sibling of same gender 
Kaikua`ana
Young sibling of same gender 
Kaikaina
A male's sister 
Kaikuahine
A female's brother
Kaikunane
Grandfather 
Kupunakāne
Grandpa
Tūtūkāne or Pāpā
Grandmother
Kupunawahine
Grandma
Tūtūwahine or Tūtū

Colors[edit]

Red 
`Ula`ula (OO-la-OO-la)
Orange 
`Alani (ah-LA-nee)
Yellow 
Melemele (MAY-lay-MAY-lay)
Green 
`ō`ma`oma`o (OH-ma-oh-ma-oh)
Blue 
Polū (po-LOO)
Purple 
Poni (PO-nee)
Pink 
`Ākala (AH-ka-la)
Black 
`Ele`ele (EH-lay-EH-lay)
White 
Ke`oke`o (KAY-oh-KAY-oh)
Grey 
`Āhinahina (AH-hee-na-hee-na)
Brown 
Maku`e/Palaunu (ma-KOO-ey/pa-LA-oo-noo)

Transportation[edit]

car 
ka`a (KA-ah)
bus 
ka`a `ōhua (KA-ah OH-hoo-ah)
train 
ka`aahi (ka-AH-hee)
airplane 
mokulele (MO-koo-lay-lay)
bicycle 
paikikala (PY-kee-ka-la)
motorcycle 
mokokaikala (mo-ko-KY-ka-la)

Bus and train[edit]

How much is a ticket to ________? 
`Ehia kālā no ke kikiki i ________?
One ticket to ________, please. 
Ho`okahi kikiki i ________, e`olu`olu.
Where does this train/bus go? 
I hea ana kēia ka`a `ōhua/ka`aahi (e hele ai)?

Directions[edit]

Where is ________? 
Aia ma hea ________? or Aihea ________? or `Auhea ________?
Show me on the map. 
E hō`ike mai ia`u ma ka palapala`āina.
street 
alanui (ah-la-NOO-ee)
Turn left. 
Huli hema (HOO-lee HAY-ma)
Turn right. 
Huli `ākau (HOO-lee AH-kow)
straight ahead 
i mua pololei (ee MOO-ah po-lo-LAY)
North 
`Ākau (ah-KOW)
South 
Hema (HAY-ma)
West 
Komohana (KO-mo-HA-na)
East 
Hikina (hee-KEE-na)
uphill/upward 
i luna (ee LOO-na)
downhill/downward 
i lalo (ee LA-lo)
intersection/street corner 
huina (hoo-EE-na)
going toward the sea 
i kai
located nearer to the sea than the speaker 
makai
going toward the mountains 
i uka
located nearer to the mountains than the speaker 
mauka
going between 
i waena
located between 
ma waena

Taxi[edit]

Taxi! 
Ka`a ho`olimalima!
I want/need a taxi. 
Makemake au i kekahi (ka`a) ho`olimalima.
Take me to _________ please. 
E lawe mai ia`u i _________, e `olu`olu.
How much does it cost to go _________? 
`Ehia kālā e hele aku i _________?
Leave me there, please. 
E waiho mai ia`u i laila, `olu`olu.
Leave me here, please. 
E waiho mai ia`u ma`ane`i, `olu`olu.

Lodging[edit]

Are there any rooms available? 
He lumi hāmama kō kēia hōkele? (Lit. "Does this hotel have an open room?")
How much is the room? 
`Ehia kālā o ka lumi?
Does the room come with... 
Maloko o ka lumi, aia...
... bedsheets? 
hāli`i moe? (HA-lee-ee MO-ey)
... a bathroom? 
he lua? (he LOO-ah)
... a telephone? 
he kelepona? (he kay-lay-PO-na)
... a TV? 
he kīwī? (he kee-vee)
I will stay for ____ nights. 
E noho ana au no ____ pō.
Wake me at ________. 
E ho`āla mai ia`u ma ka hola ________.
I am checking out. 
Ke kāinoa puka nei au.
The water isn't hot. 
`A`ole wela ka wai.
The TV/AC is broken. 
Ua poloke ke kīwī/ka AC.
Does the hotel have a restaurant? 
He hale`ai kō ka hōkele?
Swimming pool 
ki`o `au`au

Money[edit]

Do you accept American/Canadian/Australian money? 
`Āpono ke kālā `Amelika/Kanaka/`Aukekulelia? (AH-po-no ah-may-LEE-ka/ka-NA-ka/ow-kay-koo-lay-LEE-lee-a KA-la)
Do you accept British pounds? 
`Āpono ka paona Pelekane? (AH-po-no pay-lay-KA-nay pa-OH-na)
Do you accept Euros? 
`Āpono ke kālā`Eulopa? (AH-po-no EH-oo-LO-pa KA-la)
Do you accept credit cards? 
`Āpono kāleka hō`ai`ē? (AH-po-no HO-eye-EY KA-lay-ka)
Can you change money? 
Loli kālā `oe? (OH-ey LO-lee KA-la)
Where is an ATM (Automated Teller Machine)? 
`Auhea ka mīkini panakō? (ow-HAY-ah ka MEE-kee-nee pa-na-KOH)
Do you have any money? 
He kālā anei kou?
I have some money. 
He kālā ko`u.
I have one dollar. 
Ho`okahi o`u kālā.
I have a lot of money.
Ua nui ke kālā o`u.
I don't have any money? 
`A`ohe o`u kālā.
Do you have small change? 
He kenikeni anei kou?
Can you break a hundred? 
Hiki ke wāhi kēia haneli no`u?
I spent all my money (on beer). 
Pau ku`u kālā (i ka pia).

Eating[edit]

Table, please. 
Pākaukau, `olu`olu. (PA-kow-kow, OH-loo-OH-loo)
Menu, please. 
Papa kuhikuhi mea `ai, `olu`olu. (PA-pa KOO-hee-KOO-hee MAY-ah EYE, OH-loo-OH-loo)
I'm vegetarian. 
He mea `ai mea ulu au.
breakfast 
`aina kakahiaka. (EYE-na ka-ka-hee-AH-ka)
lunch 
`aina awakea. (EYE-na ah-vah-KAY-ah)
dinner 
`aina ahiahi (EYE-na AH-hee-AH-hee)
chicken 
moa (MO-ah)
beef 
pipi (PEE-pee)
fish 
i`a (EE-ah)
pork 
pua`a
ham 
hame (HA-may)
sausage 
na`aukake (NA-ow-KA-kay)
milk 
waiū
cheese 
waiūpa`a (vy-OO-pa-ah)
butter 
waiūpaka
eggs 
hua (HOO-ah)
salad 
lau`ai (LA-oo eye)
vegetables 
mea ulu (MAY-ah OO-loo)
fruit 
hua`ai (hay MAY-ah OO-loo ee MAY-ah eye)
pineapple 
halakahiki
coconut 
niu
papaya 
mikana, papaia
apple 
apala (a-Pa-la)
plum 
palama (pa-LA-ma)
pear 
pea
strawberry 
`ohelopapa
grape 
huawaina
mushrooms 
kūkaelio
burger 
hamapuka (ha-ma-POO-ka)
pizza 
pai pika (PIE PEE-ka)
French fries 
`uala palai palani (MOW oo-ah-la pa-LY pa-LA-nee)
bread 
palaoa (pa-la-OH-ah)
toast 
palaoa ho`opāpa`a (pa-la-OH-ah HO-oh-PA-pa-ah)
noodles 
nulu (NOO-loo)
rice 
laiki (LY-kee)
beans 
pāpapa (PA-pa-pa)
coffee 
kope (KO-pay)
tea 
kī (KEE)
water 
wai (VY)
juice 
wai hua`ai
beer 
pia (PEE-ah)
wine 
waina (WY-nah)
salt 
pa`akai (pa-ah-KY)
black pepper 
pepa (PAY-pah)
Waiter 
Kuene! (koo-AY-nay)
Waiter! 
E ke kuene!
Check, please. 
Pila kīko`o, `olu`olu. (PEE-la KEE-ko-oh, OH-loo-OH-loo)
Knife 
Pahi (he PA-hee)
Fork 
`ō(he OH)
Spoon 
Puna (POO-na)
Plate 
Pā (PAH)
Cup 
kī`aha
Mug 
kī`aha mānoanoa (he KEE a-ha MAH-no-a-no-a)

Clothes[edit]

Shirt
Pālule (PAH-loo-le)

T-shirt
Pale`ili (PA-le EE-lee) (also "tank top")

Checkered Shirt (especially as worn by paniolo cowboys)
Palaka (Lit. "blocks")

Jacket
Iākeke (YAH-ke-ke)

Trousers
Lole wāwae lō `ihi (he LO-le VAH-vy LOH EE-hee)

Shorts

Lole wāwae pōkole (LO-le VAH-vy POH-ko-le)

Skirt
Palekoki (PA-le-KO-kee)

Dress
Lole wahine (LO-le va-HEE-ne)

Long-train Dress (especially used to dance hula `auana)
Holokū

Shoes
Kāma`a (KAH-ma-ah)

Socks
Kākini (KAH-kee-nee)

Hat
Pāpale (PAH-pa-le)

Belt
`Ili kuapo (EE-lee KWA-po)

Tie
Lei `ā`ī`lō`ihi (LAY AH-EE-LOH-EE-hee

Countries[edit]

Bars[edit]

Do you serve alcohol? 
Lawelawe lama ma`ane`i?
There are two in our party. 
`Elua o māua nui.
A beer/two beers, please. 
Ho`okahi/`elua pia, e `olu`olu.
A glass of red/white wine, please. 
Ho`okahi kīʻaha waina `ula/ke`o, e `olu`olu.
A bottle, please. 
He `ōmole, e `olu`olu `oe.
alcohol of any kind 
lama (Lit. "rum")
whiskey 
wekekē or waikekē
rum 
lama
vodka 
lama lukia
water 
wai
club soda 
kolowaka
tonic water 
kolowaka ho`oikaika
orange juice 
wai `alani
Coke or any kind of soda 
koka
Do you have any bar snacks? 
He pūpū kō `oukou?
One more, please. 
Ho`okahi a`e, e `olu`olu `oe.
When is closing time? 
`O ka hola `ehia ka pani puka?
Cheers! 
`Okole maluna! (Lit. "Bottom up!")

Shopping[edit]

How much is this? 
`Ehia kālā kēia?
That's too expensive. 
Pipi`i loa.
cheap 
Emi
I can't afford it. 
`A`ole hiki ia`u ke kū`ai mai. (Lit. "I can't buy it.")
I don't want it. 
`A`ole mamake.
You're cheating me. 
`Āpuka `oe mai ia`u.
OK, I'll take it. 
Maika`i, na`u e kū`ai.
Can I have a bag? 
Makemake au i kekahi `eke. (Lit. "I want a bag.")
Do you ship (overseas)? 
Ho`ouna waiwai anei `oukou (i ka `āina `ē)?
I need... 
Makemake au i...
...toothpaste. 
...ka pauka niho.
...a toothbrush. 
...ka palaki niho.
...tampons. 
...ke pani wai `ula.
...soap. 
...ke kopa.
...shampoo. 
...ka mea holoi lauoho.
...pain reliever. (e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen
...ka mea ho`ēmi `eha.
...cold medicine. 
...ka mea lapa`au ho`opau anu.
...stomach medicine. 
...ka mea ho`opau `eha o ka `ōpū.
...a razor. 
...ka pahi `umi`umi.
...an umbrella. 
...ka māmalu.
...sunblock lotion. 
...ka `aila pale lā.
...a postcard. 
...ka pepa po`oleka.
...postage stamps. 
...nā po`oleka.
...batteries. 
...nā pākali.
...writing paper. 
...pepa.
...a pen. 
...ka peni.
...English-language books/magazines/newspapers. 
...nā puke/makasina/nūpepa ma ka `ōlelo Pelekania.
...an English-Hawaiian dictionary. 
...ka wehewehe Pelekane-Hawai`i.

Driving[edit]

I want to rent a car. 
Makemake au e ho`olimalima ka`a.
Can I get insurance? 
Makemake au i ka `inikua uila.
stop (on a street sign
Ho`okū
stop sign 
Hō`ailona ho`okū
yield 
Ku`u ala
speed limit 
palena māmā holo
gas (petrol) station 
hale kakalina
gas/petrol 
kakalina

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