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ʻŌlelo of the Day
  1. Apr

    2

    Hawaiian Word of the Day:

    Hoʻoneʻi


    (

    To cause a quaking;
    to produce an undefined roaring, as the shouts of a moving multitude

    )
     
     
     
  2. Mar

    24

    Hawaiian Word of the Day:
ʻŪkihi
(
Cold sores, any sores at the corner of the mouth; Fig., to talk too much
)
Nui ka ʻūkihi a Mikaʻele.
Mikaʻele has a large cold sore.

    Hawaiian Word of the Day:

    ʻŪkihi


    (

    Cold sores, any sores at the corner of the mouth; Fig., to talk too much

    )

    Nui ka ʻūkihi a Mikaʻele.

    Mikaʻele has a large cold sore.

     
     
     
  3. Mar

    21

    Hawaiian Word of the Weekend:

    Hoʻokūkū


    (

    Contest, tournament; to cause to come or stand up together in order to test quality, as competitors in feats of skill, strength, etc.

    )

    E hoʻolele wā like ana ka Hoʻokūkū Hīmeni o Nā Kula ʻo Kamehameha ma KGMB a me ka Pūnaewele Puni Honua.

    The Kamehameha Schools’ Song Contest is simulcast on KGMB and the World Wide Web.

     
     
     
  4. Mar

    19

    Hawaiian Word of the Day:

    Hoʻoponopono


    (

    To put in order; to regulate; to correct what is erroneous

    )
     
     
     
  5. Mar

    18

    Hawaiian Word of the Day:
ʻŌmaʻimaʻi
(
Sick, weak, not well
)
Ua pākela koʻu inu pia i nehinei, no laila ʻōmaʻimaʻi au.
I drank too many beers yesterday and now I feel sick.

    Hawaiian Word of the Day:

    ʻŌmaʻimaʻi


    (

    Sick, weak, not well

    )

    Ua pākela koʻu inu pia i nehinei, no laila ʻōmaʻimaʻi au.

    I drank too many beers yesterday and now I feel sick.

     
     
     
  6. Mar

    17

    Hawaiian Word of the Day:
ʻŌmaʻomaʻo
(
Green
)
Pono nō ʻoe e komo i kekahi lole ʻōmaʻomaʻo i kēia lā, o nanahu au iā ʻoe.
You should wear something green today, or I’ll bite you.

    Hawaiian Word of the Day:

    ʻŌmaʻomaʻo


    (

    Green

    )

    Pono nō ʻoe e komo i kekahi lole ʻōmaʻomaʻo i kēia lā, o nanahu au iā ʻoe.

    You should wear something green today, or I’ll bite you.

     
     
     
  7. Jan

    28

    Hawaiian Word of the Day:
Pāleo
(
Record album
)
E lawe aku i kēnā mau pāleo kahiko mai ka haka kau mai.
Take those old records off the shelf.

    Hawaiian Word of the Day:

    Pāleo


    (

    Record album

    )

    E lawe aku i kēnā mau pāleo kahiko mai ka haka kau mai.

    Take those old records off the shelf.

     
     
     
 
 
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