While we’ve tried out many of the favorite shaved ice flavors of Hawaii (like guava, pineapple, and passion fruit), we are continuing to build up our Hawaiian vocabulary. Here are 15 Hawaiian words to know:
|Hawaiian Word||English Translation|
|Aloha||hello, goodbye, love|
|E Komo Mai||welcome|
|Makai||toward the ocean|
Of course, if you’re in Hawaii, you don’t have to know Hawaiian -- English is the primary language -- but knowing some of these words and phrases can definitely help. And with these Hawaiian words, you’ll know to say “Mahalo” after you buy a local shaved ice treat!