Hawaiian words and phrases

Uncle Alfred’s Corner : Hawaiian Words and Phrases

This list of commonly used Hawaiian words and phrases is good to have handy whether you are moving, vacationing, or visiting for business.

Assembled with the help of the Royal Hawaiian Movers staff, Uncle Alfred’s Corner is designed help you settle right in to the Hawaiian way.
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Word or Phrase Meaning


Aloha ‘auinalā
Good Afternoon
Aloha kakahiaka
Good Morning


E komo mai


Hau’oli makahiki hou

means Happy New Year


Mahalo (‘mä, hälo)
Thank you
Mele Kalikimaka
Merry Christmas