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What are some common Hawaiian phrases?

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"Aloha au iaoe" is a Hawaiian phrase that means "I love you." "Aloha nui loa" means "love you very much." "Aloha" also means "hello" and "good bye." "Aloha auninala" means "good afternoon." "Aloha ahiahi" means "good evening." "Aloha kakahiaka" means "good morning." "Aloha ‘oe" means "farewell to you." "Mahalo" means "thank you" in Hawaiian. "Mahalo nui loa" means "thank you very much." " ‘A‘ole pilikia" means "you're welcome." "E 'olu 'olu 'oe ?" means "please?"

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"A hui hou" is a way of saying "until we meet again" to an individual. "A hui hou k?kou" is the proper way of saying "until we meet again" to a group of people. "Malama pono" means "take care." "Pehea 'oe?" is a way of asking "how are you?" "Maika‘i no au" means "I am fine."

"Mele Kalikimaka" means "Merry Christmas." "Hau'oli Makahiki Hou" means "Happy New Year." "Hau`oli la Hanau" means "happy birthday." "Ho'omaika'i 'ana" means "congratulations." "Hele mei hoohiwahiwa" is an invitation to celebrate, and "Mahalo nui loa na ho'olaule'a me la kaua" means "thank you for celebrating with us."

"Aloha mai e," translated "I invite aloha to you" is a popular opening phrase for letters. "Me ka aloha pumehana" is used to close a letter and means "warm regards."

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