|A hui ho'u||See you later|
|Aloha||love, compassion, greeting as in hello, good bye, farewell|
|Aloha Ahiahi||Good evening|
|Aloha auina la||Good afternoon|
|Aloha kakahiaka||Good morning|
|A'ole pilikia||You're welcome / No problem|
|Hana Hou||Again, encore|
|Haole||Originally meant foreigner but now accepted to mean Caucasian|
|Hau'oli La Hanau||Happy Birthday|
|Hau'oli Makahiki Hou||Happy New Year|
|Kala mai ia'u||Excuse me|
|Kama'aina||Child of the land, today also means one who has lived here a long time|
|Mahalo nui loa||Thank you very much|
|Maika'i no au||I am fine|
|Makai||Toward the ocean|
|Mauka||Toward the mountain|
|Mele Kalikimaka||Merry Christmas|
|Mu'umu'u||Loose, flowing dress|
|No ka oi||The best|
|Pau Hana||Finished work|
|Pehea 'oe?||How are you?|
|Puka||Hole, any hole including parking spaces|
The written Hawaiian language, as introduced by missionaries, contains only 5 vowels and seven consonants A,E,I,O,U and H,K,L,M,N,P,W.
All of the consonants are pronounced pretty much the same as in English. Each vowel is usually pronounced (even when doubled as in Hawai'i) except for certain dipthongs listed below). Vowels can be either long or short, but most commonly have the following sounds:
A = short A as in walk and paw,
E = long A as in lay and hay,
I = long E as in he and she,
O = long O as in cone and mode
U = long U as in ruby and plume.
There are also 14 recognized vowel combinations (dipthongs) which are pronounced together. The most common are:
"ai" as in Lahaina and Hawai'i pronounced as a long I as in mind and ride.
"au" as in luau pronounced as "OW" as in cow or allow.
"ei" as in keiki pronouced as a long A as in bake and cake.
"oi" as in lilikoi pronounced as "OY" as in boy and toy.