I hele i kauhale, paʻa pūʻolo i ka lima.” When you go to visit the house compound, carry a package in the hand. When you go to visit other people at their houses, always carry a gift to give, no matter how small.
I kahiki ka ua, ʻako ʻē ka hale. While the rain is still in far away lands, be sure the house is properly thatched. Prepare the house before guests arrive.
Ka hāʻawi a ka mea hale, koe koena ʻole ma kūʻono. Giving as a house owner does, with nothing left hidden in the corners. Said of a very generous person who gives freely of all he has.
ʻO ka makua ke koʻo o ka hale e paʻa ai. The parent is the support that holds the household together. It is important for the parent(s) to keep the household together and in order.
ʻO kuʻu wahi ōpū weuweu lā, nou ia. Let my little clump of grass be yours. A humble way of offering the use of oneʻs house to a friend.
Pili ʻohā, he kāmau mai waho. A taro-offshoot, one attached to the main corm. One who is not a relative, yet is a member of the household.
Mai paʻa i ka leo, he ʻole ka hea mai. Do not withhold the voice for calling out is easy to do. Call out first to those inside a house when you go to visit. Don’t just go up to the door and knock on it.
Noho lulu ʻo Mōʻīkeha i ka laulā o Kapaʻa. Mōʻīkeha prefers to stay calmly in the wide expanse of Kapaʻa. Said of the head of the household who enjoys staying home and enjoying all its benefits. The ancient chief Mōʻīkeha enjoyed the peace of Kapaʻa, Kauaʻi, the place he chose as his permanent home.
Hoʻi hou i ke ehu me he moi lā. Return to the place near to the shore where the sea foams, just like a moi fish. Said of one who leaves home for a better chance of advancing but eventually comes back.
Hoʻi hou i ka iwi kuamoʻo. Return to the backbone. To return to the homeland or family after being away.
He uouoa pili kahakai An uouoa fish that remains close to shore. Said of someone who doesn’t like to stray too far from home.
He ula, he iʻa noho i ka naele. A lobster, a sea creature which lives in rock crevices. Said of a shy person who remains at home.