Mahalo nui loa–Thank you very much Mahalo nui loa for the wonderful dinner we had yesterday evening.
Komo mai–Come in, come together People should komo mai, like people should, rather than drift apart or not form bonds of friendship or community.
Aloha nui loa–Very much love As in: I told him, “Aloha nui loa.” He told me he loves me too.
Makamaka: Friend As in: He is my makamaka even in very difficult times.
Malama pono–Be careful Malama pono and ask about where is best to swim, as there are undertows near the shoreline that can be particularly strong during the winter months in Hawaii.
Haupia–Coconut pudding One of the best desserts, and a regular part of a special plate lunch is haupia. If you love coconut and pudding that has a solid, sweet, but not overly sweet taste, and that leaves a soft, satiny taste in the mouth, then you will love this special … Continue reading
Ali’i–Chief As in–He was a member of the ali’i, or an island chief, having authority over much of the community life in collaboration with others, to make sure tasks were completed and the areas protected. Very often, one will see reference to the Ali’i, which indicates membership in an elite … Continue reading