This post covers how to greet people in Hawaiian and teaches you some essential phrases including ‘hello’, ‘good morning’, ‘good afternoon’ and ‘good night’. It also covers some other greeting etiquette such as gestures that are used to say ‘hi’.
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Hopefully you’ll leave this page knowing some essential Hawaiian greetings.
How Do You Say ‘Hello’ Or ‘Hi’ In Hawaiian?How To Say Other Greetings In Hawaiian e.g. ‘Good Morning’How To Say ‘Good Morning’ In HawaiianHow To Say ‘Good Afternoon’ In HawaiianHow To Say ‘Good Evening’ In HawaiianHow To Say ‘Good Night’ In HawaiianGreet With The Shaka Sign
How Do You Say ‘Hello’ Or ‘Hi’ In Hawaiian?
If you want to say ‘hello’ or ‘hi’ to someone in Hawaiian then you can do so with the following phrase:
‘Aloha’ actually means much more than this, it is also a way of life. You can use this word to send out kindness, love, positive intentions and respect to others.A great phrase to follow this with would be ‘how are you?’ in Hawaiian.Check out the video below to hear the pronunciation of ‘aloha’ by a native Hawaiian speaker:
Another common greeting phrase you might hear is:
This slang term was developed from the English phrase ‘how is it?’ and it’s very commonly used in Hawaii as a greeting.
How To Say Other Greetings In Hawaiian e.g. ‘Good Morning’You may want to use some other greetings in Hawaiian such as ‘good morning’, ‘good afternoon’ and ‘good night’. Check out these other Hawaiian greetings below:
How To Say ‘Good Morning’ In HawaiianTo say ‘good morning’ in Hawaiian, you can say:
From 10AM until 2PM, you should use ‘aloha awakea’ which means ‘good noontime’ to greet people.
How To Say ‘Good Afternoon’ In HawaiianTo say ‘good afternoon’ in Hawaiian, you can say:
How To Say ‘Good Evening’ In HawaiianTo say ‘good evening’ in Hawaiian, you can say:
You would use this phrase from 6PM until 10PM.
How To Say ‘Good Night’ In HawaiianTo say ‘good night’ in Hawaiian, you can say:
Greet With The Shaka SignAnother common way to greet someone in Hawaii is using the Shaka sign. This friendly gesture is often used to mean ‘what’s up?’ or ‘how’s it going?’ in Hawaii.
All you need to do is extend your thumb and little finger and curl the other 3 fingers into your palm. Check out the video below to see the Shaka sign in action.
Drivers in Hawaii often use the Shaka sign to show both greetings and gratitude to other drivers.Thanks for reading this post on how to greet someone in Hawaiian.
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