Anyone who lives or plans to visit Hawaii should know the following words used frequently:

Listen Hawaiian Word English Translation
Aloha Love, affection, hello, goodbye
Aloha kākou Aloha to all (including myself) Warmest welcome. Usually said to a group of people. Hawaiian Airlines uses this on all flights.
Aloha kāua Aloha to you (singular) and me
Aloha nui loa Very much love, fondest regards
Mahalo Thank You
Makai Towards the sea; the ocean side.
Mauka Towards the mountain; the side facing the mountain.
E Komo Mai Welcome!
Pau Done, finished
Hana Work
Pau Hana Work is done
Hana hou Encore, do it again. The name of Hawaiian Airlines magazine.

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Aina Land especially, Homeland
Kamaaina One of the land. Native-born but also used as a long-term resident of Hawai'i.
Akamai Smart, clever
Alii Chief
Hale House or home.
Haole Literally, means a person without a country or of known beginning. Often used to identify a person of Caucasian ancestry.
Honu A turtle–especially Hawaiian green sea turtle.
Hula Hawaiian dance
Kahuna Expert, usually refers to a priest, minister, or person held in esteem.
Kane Man
Wahine Woman, female
Keiki Child , children
Kuuipo Sweetheart. Often used on jewelry–especially the Hawaiian bracelets worn by wahine.
Malama To take care of, to tend. Mālama aina: to care for the land.
Kapu Forbidden. Do not enter.
Kokua Help, aid, provide assistance.
Kuleana Responsibility
Lanai Porch, patio, or balcony. Usually at the back of the house.
Lei A necklace, usually, of flowers. Also, shells or kūkui nuts.
Luau Hawaiian feast or party
Maikai Excellent, goodness. Sack and Save grocery has a Maika'i discount card.
Malihini Newcomer, visitor
Ohana Family, kin, relative
Ono Good or tasty as in ‘ono grinds (food).
Paniolo Hawaiian cowboy
Poi A paste made from Taro root. A mainstay of the traditional Hawaiian diet.
Pakalolo Marijuana
Pupu Snacks or appetizers
Pupule Crazy (especially referring to a mentally deranged person).
Tutu Grandparent (affectionate)
Uku Fleas or head lice (as in ‘undesired’ little critters in your hair').
Wikiwiki Speedy or fast. Honolulu Airport has a Wikiwiki shuttle.