Tuesday, August 13, 2013

No can talk pidgin? Try look...

Hawaiian Pidgin language evolved from a blend of several languages.  Learn how to talk mo' betta here.
aina: originally, meant "extended family", now used to mean "the land"
alo: to turn/share/ exchange
aloha ah-LOW-ha: to share and be present in breath/ love

a'ole: no
choke (
adj): an abundance of something
da kine (n, v, adj, adv): "the kind"--can be used interchangeably with almost anything  ex: whatchamacallit
ha: breath
haole: without breath/white person/foreigner
howzit?: hi/ how are you?
mahalo: thank you
mana: spirit
ono: delicious
pua'a: pig
shoots!: cool

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