`Ōlelo Simple Phrases

         
    Ua mau ke ea o ka `āina i ka pono.    
    The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.    
                   
  The Hawai`i State Motto (above) is credited to King Kamehameha III who ruled the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1825 until his death in 1854. It reflects a core value of the Hawaiian people, that if you respect and take care of the land, it will take care of you.  
                   
  Greetings and Salutations   E ala e Oli Sunrise Chant    
  a hui hou goodbye, see you later e ala e rise up
  aloha love, also hello, goobye to a loved one ka lā i ka hikina the sun in the east
  aloha kakahiaka Good morning i ka moana in the blue ocean
  aloha `auinalā Good afternoon ka moana hōhonu the deepest blue ocean
  aloha ahiahi Good evening pi`i ka lewa climbing in the sky
  `ano`ai casual hello ka lewa nu`u to the top of the sky
  malama pono take care i ka hikina in the east
  `O wai kou inoa? What is your name? aia ka lā there is the sun
            `O  ___  ko`u inoa. My name is  ___. e ala e rise up
  Pehea `oe? How are you? e ala e rise up
            Maika`i, mahalo. Good, thanks. e ala e rise up
  welina mai formal hello (w pronounced as v)  
     
  Odds and Ends  
  a hui hou until we meet again mahalo nui loa thank you very much
  aloha nui loa all my love Mele Kalikimaka Merry Christmas
  E hele aku! Go away! Hele mai! Come here!
  E komo mai. Come in. Welcome. he `ono delicious
  Hana Hou! One more time! ___ nō ka `oi ___ is the best
  hapa haole half English or Caucasian `onipa`a stand firm
  Hau`oli Makahiki Hou Happy New Year Pala ka niho. Brush your teeth.
  Hau`oli la Hanau Happy Birthday Pa`a ka waha! Shut your mouth! (w pronounced as v)
  Hau`oli la Ho`omana`o Happy Anniversary pau hana the end of work (day or week)
  mahalo thank you pomaika`i good luck
                   
                   
   
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