How Do You Translate Hawaiian Words to English?


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Translate words from Hawaiian to English using a dual language dictionary, such as the Hawaiian Dictionary by Mary Pukui and Samuel Elbert, or the Hawaiian-English / English-Hawaiian Dictionary and Phrasebook by A. Scott Britton. Translate words online with dictionaries at Wehewehe.org and Ulukau.org.

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The dictionary by Pukui and Elbert, which is published by the University of Hawaii, is a reference-quality dictionary. The more concise dictionary by Britton contains fewer words and is tailored more to travelers visiting Hawaii.

Wehewehe.org contains several different online dictionaries that allow a user to input words in Hawaiian and receive definitions in Hawaiian or English. The dictionary at Ulukau.org is a searchable digital version of the Pukui and Elbert dictionary.

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