Oʻahu Vocabulary

Letʻs review the vocabulary from the story. After you have heard these words a few times each, you might want to try to write them down.

Nā ʻōlelo Pōkole, expressions

  • ʻaʻole pilikia – no problem
  • kekahi – another
  • e ō – yes (in reply)
  • e Lani – Hi, Lani
  • a ʻo ʻoe? – and as for you?
  • ʻaʻohe – none
  • kuʻu wahi hoa – my friend (sarcastically)
  • ka mua – the first one
  • ma luna ou – on top of you (one person)
  • naʻu – for me
  • nāu – for you
  • aia nō a – as soon as, once you . … .
  • ʻa ʻo ia! – thatʻs it! OK! let’s go!
  • au – me, I
  • i hea? – where
  • kāua – you and I (2 people)
  • pehea? – how is it?
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Nā Kikino, or noun-like words

  • he pae mauna – mountain range
  • he mea – a thing, a person, a thingy
  • he kapuaʻi – a foot (measurement, or foot)
  • he kanaka – a person
  • he kinolau – an alternate body form of a
  • he kukui – a candlenut tree, or the nut
  • he humuhumunukunukuʻāpuaʻa – a kind of fish, the Hawaiian state fish
  • he hala – a pandanus leaf
  • he makaʻāinana
  • he nalu – a wave
  • he hoaaloha – a friend
  • he wahine – a woman
  • he kāne – a man
  • he pāpāʻōlelo – a conversation
  • he kanuika – a sandwich
  • he hola – an hour
  • pō – nighttime, night
  • ka lā – daytime, day
  • ke kakahiaka – morning
  • ke awakea – midday
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Nā ʻAʻano, adverbs and adjectives

koke – quickly, soon
kiʻekiʻe – high in altitude; high up; tall
kolohe – naughty, micheivous
lokomaikaʻi – benevolent, kind, generous
nunui – very large, redup. of nui
kūpono – correct, right
pōloli – hungry
hapa – a half

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Nā Inoa, proper names

Koʻolau
Waiʻanae
Kaʻala
Kākuhihewa
Kamapuaʻa
Oʻahu
Konahuanui
Waimea

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Nā Hamani a me nā Hehele, action words

hoʻolohe – to listen
heʻenalu – to surf
nānā – to look
poʻi – to break, as a wave
hōʻike – to show, to teach
aʻo – to teach or learn
hoʻomaka – to start, to begin
kani – to sound, to make a sound

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Nā Huahelu

These are the numbers from one to plenty.

  • hoʻokahi – one
  • ʻelua – two
  • ʻekolu – three
  • ʻeha – four
  • ʻelima – five
  • ʻeono – six
  • ʻehiku – seven
  • ʻewalu – eight
  • ʻeiwa – nine
  • ʻumi – ten
  • ʻumikūmākahi – eleven
  • ʻumikūmālua – twelve
  • ʻumikūmākolu – thirteen
  • ʻumikūmāhā – fourteen
  • ʻumikūmālima – fifteen
  • ʻūmikūmāono – sixteen
  • ʻumikūmāhiku – seventeen
  • ʻūmikūmāwalu – eighteen
  • ʻumikūmāiwa – nineteen
  • ʻiwakālua – twenty

The following three are taken from English word from a hundred, thousand and million. Repeat after me.

  • haneli – hundred
  • kaukani – thousand
  • miliona – million
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