Uncle Alfred’s Corner

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 PhraseMeaning

A

A hui hou
Until we meet again
Aloha ahiahi
Good Night
Aloha ‘auinalā
Good Afternoon
Aloha kakahiaka
Good Morning

E

E komo mai
Welcome

H

Hana hou
 Encore, Do it Again
Hau’oli makahiki hou

means

Happy New Year

Ho’omaika’i
Congratulations

M

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

N

Nalu
Wave, Surf

O

‘Ohana
Family, Relative, Kin