Hawaiian Pidgin 101

Hawaiian Pidgin 101

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Here are some local sayings and what they mean..Enjoy (if you need to know h0w to pronounce something let me know FYI somethings do NOT sound like it is spelled for example Kau Kau sounds like Cow cow) :

  1.  Howzit?                                                        Hey, How are you
  2.  Junk                                                            no good, broken
  3.  Sistah                                                            sister, sis
  4.  Bruddah                                                   brother,bro
  5.  Kapu                                                          caution, Keep Out
  6.  Kokua                                                        help
  7.  K’den                                                            OK then
  8.  Brah                                                           bros in Hawaii, friends, Pals
  9.  Like Beef?                                                   you want to fight
  10.  Geev’um                                                      go for it
  11.  Brok’ Da Mout                                          the best food
  12.  Ono                                                              delicious, yummy
  13. Bumbye                                                      in a while, when I get to it
  14.  Aznuts                                                       thats crazy
  15.  Bodda You?                                               does this bother you
  16. Choke                                                             a lot of something
  17.  Eriding                                                         everything
  18.  grind                                                             let’s Eat
  19. Eh you Faka!                                              exactly what it sounds like
  20.  Local Style                                                 Hawaiian Style
  21.  Lolo Buggah                                              Crazy Girl/Guy
  22.  Malihini                                                      newcomer, new to the Island
  23.  Mo’ Bettah                                                 good idea, better idea
  24.  Pau Hana                                                   done with work
  25.  Pu Pu                                                            Appetizer
  26.  Shaka                                                           excellent, cool!
  27.  Stinkface/Stinkeye                                frowning, evil eye
  28.  Try Move                                                    move out of the way!
  29.  Shoots!                                                        oh yea, or agree on something
  30.  We go                                                           let’s get out of here
  31.  Wat Doing?                                               what the “F” are you doing
  32.  Da Kine                                                       the one, the best
  33.  Ho, Brah                                                     hey, hows this
  34.  Hawaiian Time                                        at least 15 minutes late
  35.  Chee-hoo!                                                   oh, yea, right on!
  36.  Shi Shi                                                         pee
  37. Kau Kau                                                      eat

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