Aloha Nui Loa (unless you’re evil minded)

April 25, 2012

Aloha kuu aikane
Hi my friend[s]
Pehea o’e?
How are you

Wau ‘imi he puke olelo Hawaiian
I got a book to [speak] Hawaiian
Kuu aikane Dallas kuleana he ma’ama’a puke hale-kú ‘ai mai
My friend Dallas [ownership] used book store here
A’u hi pili ho’oipoipo me puke
I have a love affair with her books

Hana ‘oe aloha puke?

Do you love books? 
‘o au pu
So do i
A’u pupule na puke
I’m crazy for books
A’u ‘lke mea ‘oe mana’o
I know what you’re thinking
Pupule au li kepu ka moa
Silly I am as a bird

How to study
How to study

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3 Comments

  • Reply Lara Britt April 25, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Cute! I’ll have to run that by some Hawaiian Language experts at the Bishop Museum. I’m sure they will find it fun, too.

  • Reply Lori Tian Sailiata on Facebook April 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Mahalo Nui Loa for the good laugh!

    • Reply Veronica April 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Thank you Lori and Lara, you’re both so sweet. Now I know how it’s possible that the cheap knock-off watch I wanted to buy came with this encouragement: “Order you watch rapid. Because is big rush we will execute customers in strict rotation.” (didn’t buy it, didn’t want to risk it)

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