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Hawaiian Slang

TALK STORY
Hawaiian Slang
Eh brah, you like go beach?
By Nicole Antonio, AFAR Staff
  • 1 / 10
    TALK STORY
    TALK STORY
    (pronounce the same as in English)
    Definition: chat
    We just grabbed a couple drinks and talked story for a while.
  • 2 / 10
    KEIKI
    KEIKI
    (KAY-kee)
    Definition: child
    The waterpark's keiki slide was relatively tame.
  • 3 / 10
    OHANA
    OHANA
    (oh-HAH-nuh)
    Definition: family
    Luaus are fun for the whole ohana.
  • 4 / 10
    KAMA'AINA
    KAMA'AINA
    (KAH-muh AIEE-nuh)
    Definition: local
    Kama'aina discounts are for Hawaii residents only.
  • 5 / 10
    DA KINE
    DA KINE
    (duh KYNE)
    Definition: that thing
    "You have da kine, you know, like coconut Jell-O?"
    "You mean haupia?"
    "Yeah!"
  • 6 / 10
    LANAI
    LANAI
    (luh-NYE)
    Definition: balcony
    Your hotel room may have a lanai with an ocean view.
  • 7 / 10
    HOWZIT
    HOWZIT
    (HAO-zit)
    Definition: sup
    Howzit, brah?
  • 8 / 10
    CHOKE
    CHOKE
    (pronounce the same as in English)
    Definition: lots
    Whoa, da burger place gave us choke fries!
  • 9 / 10
    SLIPPAHS
    SLIPPAHS
    (SLIP-uhz)
    Definition: flip flops
    You'll want your slippahs for the beach.
  • 10 / 10
    PAU
    PAU
    (like "how" with a "p")
    Definition: done
    The server took my plate when I was all pau.