Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-02-23 11:03:00 –
February is the month of “Ōlelo Hawaii”, a time to celebrate and encourage others to speak Hawaiian. To commemorate this month, HINow hosts Kanoe Gibson and Kainoa Carlson share some simple phrases that they can incorporate into their daily conversations.
Next time, when I met my friends and colleagues, and greetings as “hello” or “Aloha!”. Then ask them “Pehea`oe?”. In English, it means “how are you?”
Obviously, there are several ways to answer this question, but here are some simple options. You can reply with “My Kai!”. Or “Fine!” If you feel good, you can say “My Kaino” or “Very fine”. Also, there may not be a best day, so you can respond with “Maika`i`ole” or “Not well”.
So, after someone asks you how to do it, you will want to give back and ask what they are. To do this, ask “A` o`oe? “. In other words, it means “and you?”
If you meet someone for the first time, ask the question “O wai kou inoa?”. This means “what is your name?” To answer this question, “` O <名前を挿入> answer “ko`uinoa”. Be sure to insert the name in parentheses to complete the sentence.
Another common question to ask someone you know is “No hea mai`oe?”. This means “where did you come from?” For example, if you are from Kaneohe, respond with “No Kaneohe Maio”. So enter the city or state of your hometown in the blank.
Other commonly used phrases that you can add to your daily conversation are:
Good morning: Aloha Kakahiaka!
Thank you: Mahaloiâ`oe!
You are welcome: `A`olepilikia.
The next time you’re with friends, family, or colleagues, check to see if you can use any of these phrases.
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