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A Glossary of Words of Aloha
(English to Hawaiian)

Source: Pukui, Mary Kawena & Elbert, Samuel H., HAWAIIAN DICTIONARY, Revised 
and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawai`i Press, Honolulu, 1986.

Click on the appropriate letter:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  

This page is a work in progress.

 

A

absorbed

 

  • absorbed in an interesting, happy pastime, as love-making; contented
  • What pleasure was love-making for the two of us last night.
  • kili`opu
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    • Ua kili`opu mâua i ka pô nei.

     

    affectionate

    • aloha
  • aloha
  • to cherish, love, caress;
    affectionate, demonstrative of affection; expression of affection, as a song
  • ho`oheno
  • to show affection
  • mahamaha
  • affectionately
  • me ke aloha
  • alluring

    • beautiful and alluring
      • beautiful, pretty
      • admiration, desire for, wonder; amazement; attractive, entrancing; to admire; be entangled
  • nani e makahehi `ia ai
    • nani
    • makahehi
  • attractive, alluring; attraction
  • `ume
  • inviting, attractive, alluring, lovely
    • sweet-eyed kole (a fish), said of a person with alluring eyes
  • onaona
    • kole maka onaona
  • attractive, sweet, alluring
    • What attractive, sweet eyes this boy has.
  • ho`ônaona
    • Hô`ônaona ho`i nâ maka o kêia keiki.

    aloha

     

    aloha

    amorous

    `ano kuko, li`a, ake ho`oipoipo

    ardent

    • ardent love-making

    `i`ini nui, ake nui

    • ho`okela o ka ho`oipoipo, hiû a wela

    arouse

    • arouse (sexually)

    ho`âla, pai, ho`opaipai, hô`eu, ho`â, ho`ohana

    • ho`okala

    attract, lure

    • attract with the eyes
    • attracted
    • attraction

    `ume, ala`ume, hônênê, ho`ônaona

    • maka ki`i
    • ume `ia, nênê, ona, laka
    • `ume, `ume launa, `ume mâkêneki; `umena

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    B

    baby / babe

    pêpê / pê

    bath, to take a bath

    • bubble bath

    `au`au

    • `au`au hu`a

    bed; to go to bed

    • bedtime

    moe

    • wâ hiamoe, manawa moe

    beguiling

    ho`owalewale, ho`ohei mana`o, kâpehe

    beloved

    aloha `ia, mea aloha, milimili, milia, mili, maka, hiwahiwa, nênê hiwa, `ômea, `ano`i, mea nui, hiwa lani, kaupili Fig., laua`e, lei, pâkau, `ônohi kau maka, ki`i `ônohi

    betroth

    • betrothal
    • betrothed

    ho`opalau

    • palau, ho`opalau
    • palau, ho`opalau `ia

    blessing

    pômaika`i, pule, pule ho`opômaika`i

    blind

    • Love is blind.

    makapô

    • Makapô ke aloha.

    blush

    pi`i ka `ula, we, nono `ula, mâ, `âpane, ho`okoko

    bosom

    poli

    breathless

    pauaho, paupauaho

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    C

    candle, candles

    ihoiho, nâ kukui

    candy

    • box of chocolates

    kanakê

    • pahu o nâ kokoleka

    card

    • sentiment

    kâleka

    • aloha

    caress

    • caress repeatedly

    hamo, ho`oheno, hole, kûwili

    • milika`a

    carnal

    • carnal desire
    • to know a man carnal

    kô ke kino

    • kuko
    • pâkanaka

    celebration

    ho`olaule`a, hana ho`ohiwahiwa (as to honor an individual)

    charming

    mâhie, ho`omâhie, ho`opunihei, ho`ohoihoi

    cherish

    pûlama, ho`oheno; ha`aheo (with pride); nênê, ho`olaua`e, ho`omoamoa, ho`opulakaumaka; hôkeo (secretly); moamahi

    cherished

    pûlama `ia, mili nanea, milimili nanea

    cherub, as in Cupid

    • arrow
    • to shoot with an arrow

    kelupa, transliterated from the English

    • pua, pua pana
    • pana

    cloud nine

    ao `eiwa

    compliment, felicitate

    `ôlelo ho`omaika`i, `ôlelo mahalo

    concentrate

    kau nui ka mana`o, no`ono`o pono, ho`opalau; ho`ohui like (bring together)

    consume

    • consumed
    • consummate

    `ai, ho`opau, kemu, hamu

    • `aina; pau, pauka`a (completely)
    • hana`i`o (finish)

    content

    • contented

    `olu`olu, hau`oli, luana

    • la`i, la`i ka nohona, `olu`olu, luana, kili`opu, `ai i kalo mo`a

    converse (quiet, romantic)

    `uhene

    coquette

    • coquettish

    wahine ho`oha`i

    • `ano ho`ohai

    court, to woo

    • courtship

    ho`oipo, ho`oipoipo, ho`onipo

    • ho`oipoipo `ana

    coy

    ho`omâhie, palai maka, hô`eno, hani

    cozy

    `olu`olu

    cruise

    holoholo moku, holo moana

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    D

    delicious

    • very delicious

    `ono, mikomiko

    • `ono loa

    delight

     

    • to delight in
    • delighted
    • delightful
    • most delightful

    hau`oli, `oli`oli, hau`oli`oli, hoihoi, ho`ohoihoi, puni, ohaoha

    • hia, puni, milimili nanea, hia`ai
    • ohohia, kamahoi, hia`ai, hia`ai`ono
    • mâhie, ho`ohie, le`a, hia`ai
    • hia`ai`ono

    desire

     

     

     

    • to desire greatly
    • overwhelmed with desire

     

     

    • to stare, as in desire
    • Great desire to see him/her.

    makemake, `i`ini, `ano`i. hia, make, ake, puni, `upu. Also: `i`i, kuko, makhehi, ha`eha`e, mana`o, kauhua, nipo, ninipo, pu`u, ko`i`i, `îloli, ho`omakauli`i, ha`e

    • kûli`a, li`a, `ena aloha, lanakoi
    • pa`uhia
    • `a`â maka
    • `Ano`i aku e `ike iâia.

    desirous

    make`e

    determined

    mana`o pa`a, pa`a ka mana`o, kûpa`a, moepo`o, `onipa`a, kîlua

    devoted

    aloha, la`a, la`ahia, puni, ilo, pili aloha (loving)

    Do you like this? Yes, I do.

    Makemake `oe i kêia. `Ae, makemake nô.

    dote on

    puni

    dove

    • cooing of a dove
    • soft-eyed dove (endearing term)

    manu kû

    • kuhukukû
    • nûnû maka onaona

    dream

    • recollected dream
    • erotic dream
    • dream of a cherished wish

    moe`uhane, moe

    • haili moe
    • moe kaha`ula, aikaha`ula, kaha`ula
    • moemoeâ

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    E

    embrace

     

    • embrace tightly

    pû`ili, pûliki, pûlikiliki, pû`iki, pili koke, `âpona, kûwili, apo

    • kilipue, pukuku`i

    emotion

     

     

    • words of emotion
    • transported with emotion
    • to feel emotion of love

    No general term, but emotions may be described by descriptive words following: pu`uwai, na`au, as in pu`uwai hau`oli (happiness)

    • pi`ipi`i `ôlelo
    • lalawe ke kino
    • hû a`e ke aloha

    emotionally excited, as with hate, love, lust

    hôpûpû

    enchanted

    heihei

    encourage

    ho`opaipai

    endearing

    ho`âlohaloha

    endearing terms

    • the singular possessive, my sweetheart
    • the singular possessive, your sweetheart
    • beloved

     

    • ku`u, as in ku`u ipo
    • kô, as in kô ipo
    • nei, as in Hawai`i nei (my beloved Hawai`i)

    enjoy

    luana, walea, nanea, ho`ohoihoi, `oli`oli, le`a

    enjoyable

    nanea, ho`onanea, walea, le`ale`a, kapakapa, luakaha

    enjoyment

    `oli`oli, hau`oli, hoihoi

    entice

    kono, ho`okonokono, `ume, ho`ohahai, ho`owalewale

    entrance, as in "to charm"

    ho`ohia`ai, ho`ohoihoi, punihei, makahehi

    eternity

    wâ (au) pau`ole, wâ (au) mau loa

    everlasting

    pau `ole, mau loa

    excite, arouse

     

    • exciting
    • stir up (excite)
    • heart-stirring
    • to stir with life

    ho`opîhoihoi, hô`eu`eu, ho`olalelale, ho`ouluulu

    • `eu`eu, ho`opîhoihoi
    • ho`opi`ipi`i, hô`eu, hô`eu`eu
    • hô`oni pu`uwai
    • `înana

    exclaim, as in delight

    kani`û

    expression

    • sweet expression of face or eyes
    • a single expression by the lover

    kâleo, mâpuna leo, mâpuna `ôlelo

    • maka onaona
    • ho`okahi nô mâpuna leo a ke aloha

    exquisite

    nani makamae, `auli`i

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    F

    family

    `ohana; pilikana

    fancy, as in "to take a fancy to"

    ho`ohihi`ho`okohu

    favorite

    punahele, milimili, hiwahiwa, maka, hulu manu

    February

    Pepeluali

    feelings

    na`au, loko, ha`awina, manawa (poetic)

    finger, third or ring

    manamana pili

    fire

    • to light or kindle a fire
    • fireplace / firewood / matches

    ahi

    • ho`â ahi

    kapuahi / wahie / nâ ahipele

    fireworks

    kao lele, ahikao, `ôahi

    flirt

     

    • flirtatious eyes

    ho`ohai, ho`oha`i wale, ho`oha`ilua; ho`oheihei (to ensnare)

    • maka ki`i

    flower, flowers

    • bouquet
    • bud / rosebud
    • flower that attracts
    • rare choice flower
    • flower that never dies (of a sweetheart)

    pua, nâ pua

    • pôkê, pôkê pua, pûpû
    • liko / liko ka loke
    • pua lê`î
    • pua laha `ole
    • pua mae `ole

    fond

    puni, laka, aloha

    fondle

    milimili, milika`a, mili, hamo, ho`oka`awili

    for

    • For you.
    • For me?

     

    • Nâu.
    • Na`u?

    fragrance

    `a`ala, `ala, onaona, auhea; moani (wafted)

    friend

     

     

    • my friend
    • A friend, a nest of fragrance (poetic).

    hoaloha, hoaaloha, makamaka (o-class); aikâne (a-class); hoa pili (intimate, personal); hoa

    • ko`u hoaaloha, ko`u makamaka, kâ`u aikâne
    • He aikâne, he pûnana na ke onaona.

    friendly

    ho`âlohaloha, ho`ohoaloha, laulauna, maka launa, heahea, ho`olauna

    friendship

    pilialoha, laule`a, `imi hale

    frisky

    lelele, `anapau, kiani, kîka`elekê

    frolic

    lapa, kûlapa, pâ`ani lapa, `anapau

    funny

    ho`omâke`aka, kû i ka `aka, ho`okolohe

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    G

    garland

    lei

    gentle

    akahai, mâlie, laka, waipahê

    gentleman

    • act as a gentleman

    keonimana

    • ho`okeonimana

    gift, present

    makana, ha`awina

    giggle

    hene ka `aka, `aka iki, hene iki, henehene

    give

    • give gladly

    hâ`awi

    • hâ`awi manawale`a, manawale`a

    glance

    `alawa, `ala`alawa, kilohi, leha, maka leha, maka lena, kokoe maka, ki`ina `ônohi maka

    Gods of love

    Lono-i-ke-aweawe-aloha, Makani-ke-oe, Laukapaliki, Hono-a-lele

    good-natured

    waipahê, `olu`olu, wawali, waliwali, pûnolunolu

    goodness

    pono, maika`i, hemolele

    good will

    lokomaika`i

    gracious

    lokomaika`i, `olu`olu, waipahê

    grateful

    • grateful heart
    • I am grateful for your help/support.
    • I am very gratefully yours

    ho`omaika`i

    • na`au ho`omaika`i
    • Ho`omaika`i au i kou kôkua mai.
    • `O wau nô me ka ho`omaika`i

    gratification

    mahalo, le`a (sexual)

    gratitude, homage

    ho`omaika`i, mahalo

    great

    • very great
    • greatest, utmost

    nui, nunui

    • nui loa, lele`oi
    • nui, po`okela, heke, hapa nui, hapa loa, kaupoku

    greeting

    • greetings of love / affection
    • farewell greeting
    • to press noses in greeting

    aloha, aloha aku

    • Aloha, `Ano`ai, Welina me ke aloha
    • Â hui hou, Aloha
    • honi

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    H

    happiness

     

    In poetry, coolness, fragrance, and rain may signify happiness.

    • to cause happiness
    • place of happiness, comfort, pleasure (poetical)

    hau`oli, `oli, `oli`oli; laule`a, hoihoi, le`a, hau`oli`oli, kûle`a

     

     

    • ho`ohau`oli
    • kahua o Mali`o

    happy

    • to be happy
    • happy-eyed

    hau`oli

    • noho me ka hau`oli
    • hau`oli nâ maka

    heart

     

    • heart beat
    • generous heart
    • heartís desire
    • heart-stirring

    pu`uwai Fig., na`au, loko, poli, umauma, manawa

    • pana
    • manawale`a
    • `i`ini o ka na`au, makakêhau
    • ho`oniua pu`uwai

    heaven

    • highest heaven
    • heavenly

    lani, papa lani, lewa, aouli, pa`a-i-luna

    • apo-a-lewa, lewa lani, lani kua ka`a
    • lani

    hold hands, go hand in hand

    kui lima, kuikui lima

    home

    • homeland
    • homeland of ancestors
    • homesick

    home, kauhale

    • one hânau` `âina hânau, kulaiwi
    • kuakahi; êwe `âina o ke kupuna
    • aloha kaumaha i ka home

    honest

    pono, kûpono, ho`okamani `ole

    honey

    meli, wai meli, wai pua, hone

    honeymoon

    mahina meli

    honor

     

    • a great honor
    • Honor your lover.
    • Placed in a position of honor.

    ho`ohanohano, hanohano; ho`onani, ho`ohiwahiwa, pâpahi, mâlama, pa`ihi, hano hâweo

    • he ho`ohanohano nui
    • Mâlama i kâu ipo.
    • kau i ka hano

    hope

     

    • hopeful

    mana`olana, `upu, pono, lana ka mana`o

    • lana ka mana`o, ho`olana, hâlana ka mana`o

    hug

    • hug ardently

    pûliki, pûku`i, apo

    • kilipue

    humility, humble

    • Love is humble.

    ha`aha`a

    • Ha`aha`a ke aloha.

    humor

    • hilarity

    ho`omâke`aka, piha `eu

    • piha le`ale`a, ho`omâke`aka, lua`âpana

    hunger

    • My day of hunger survives through your love.

    pôloli, make `ai

    • Ku`u lâ pôloli, â ola i kou aloha.

    husband

    • affectionate reference to husband
    • polite reference, not said of oneís own husband

    kâne, pilikua, kâne i `ili

    • lei
    • ali`i kâne

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    I

    infatuate

    • infatuated
    • infatuated with desire

    ho`ohei, ho`ohei mana`o, li`a nui

    • ona
    • ulupuni i ka makemake

    inspire

    • inspiration

    ulu, ho`oulu, ho`olalelale

    • mea ho`o`ulu i ka mana`o, ulu, a`o loko

    interest, as in concern

    • interested
    • interesting

    hoihoi, kuleana

    • hoihoi
    • hoihoi, nanea, walea

    intimate

    • hoa pili

    pili koke, kuluma

    • hoa pili

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    joy

    • to give joy
    • My heart leaps for joy.
    • joyful, joyous

    hau`oli, `oli, `oli`oli, le`a, le`ale`a

    • hô`oli, ho`ohau`oli
    • Lele ko`u houpo i ka `oli`oli.
    • piha hau`oli

    juicy

    wai nui

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    K

    keepsake, memento, souvenir

    • souvenir of a beloved

    mea ho`omana`o, pa`aloha, pukana

    • pukana aloha

    kindness

     

    • treat with kindness

    lokomaika`i, `olu`olu, `olu, aloha, na`au ali`i, akeake, hulu, kolokolohai

    • aulike, aloha aku, ho`olako

    kiss

    • to kiss repeatedly

    honi; kiki, ihi, hô mai i ka ihu

    • honihoni

    know

    • to know well, thoroughly
    • to know definitely
    • to know sexually

    `ike

    • walewaha, mâkaukau, ma`a
    • `ike pono
    • `ike; pâkanaka (know a male sexually)

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    L

    lady

    haku wahine

    laughter

    • burst of laughter
    • provoke laughter

    `aka` hô`aka, `aka`aka

    • hehê, hû ka `aka
    • hô`aka, hô`aka`aka, ho`omâke`aka

    lei

    lei

    leisure

    manawa nanea, manawa walea, wâ ka`awale

    life

     

    In poetry, rain and mist may signify life.

    • happy life
    • full of life

    ola

     

     

    • nohona hau`oli
    • `eu`eu, hô`eu`eu, ele`eleu, `eu

    light

    • dazzling light
    • light of knowledge
    • sacred light
    • ignite
    • lighten
    • You are the light of my life.

    ao, lama, malama , kukui

    • hulili
    • mâlamalama, `ama, mâ`ama`ama
    • la`a kea
    • hô`â, hô`a`â
    • ho`omâmâ
    • O ka ao o ko`u ola o `oe.

    lighthearted

    na`au kaumaha `ole, le`a ka na`au

    look

    • look longingly
    • look heavenward
    • look with favor

    nânâ, kilo

    • mâkilo, `aiau
    • kilo lani, hika`a lani
    • maliu

    lovable

    ho`âlohaloha, ho`oheno, henoheno, ho`ohenoheno, aloha

    love

     

    mist, rain, spray and coolness may represent love in poetry.

    • deep love
    • loved one
    • With love,
    • an expression of love for a favorite
    • love song
    • love magic
    • to cherish secretly, as love
    • to be in a bond of love
    • My love surges forth.
    • to make love

    aloha, `ano`i, nipo, kaunu, ho`oipoipo, ho`oheno, puni, oha, mahamaha

     

    • kipona aloha, halehale ke aloha
    • mea aloha, aloha
    • Me ke aloha,
    • pa`ipunahele
    • mele ho`oipoipo
    • hana aloha
    • hôkeo
    • pilialoha
    • Mâpu mai ko`u aloha.
    • ho`oipo, ho`oipoipo, hô`aloha, ho`onipo, hô`inâ`inau, kaunu, kaulu

    love affair

    pili ho`oipoipo

    lovebird

    manu aloha

    love letter / love note

    leka aloha / leka pôkole aloha

    love pangs

    koni, konikoni lua, `eha konikoni lua i ka pu`uwai

    lover

    • ardent lover
    • sweet-natured lover
    • lover (slang)
    • to sleep with a lover
    • a lover for the late night

    ipo, aloha, huapala, hoa kaunu, `ano`i

    • ipo ahi
    • ipo laua`e
    • kûmû
    • moe ipo
    • he hoa kaunu no ke aumoe

    loving

    aloha, âlohaloha, ho`âlohaloha, na`au ali`i, `ôpû ali`i, pu`uwai aloha

    loyal, loyalty, steadfast, steadfastness

    kûpa`a

    luscious

    `ono

    lust

    kuko, `a`ako, `ako, wela

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    M

    marriage

    • marriage proposal
    • to perform the marriage ceremony
    • families united by marriage
    • married
    • married couple
    • bride
    • bridegroom
    • matrimony
    • United in the pure bonds of matrimony.

    male `ana, moe, noho pû `ana, ho`âo

    • noi male
    • ho`omale
    • alohiki
    • ho`omale
    • pa`a male
    • wahine male hou, wahine mare
    • kâne male hou, kâne mare
    • male, makelimonio
    • Ua ho`opili `ia ma ka pelika ma`ema`e o ka male.

    massage

    lomi, lomilomi

    mate, companion

    • to mate

    hoa, koko`olua, lua

    • moe, male, ho`omau, ho`âo

    matter, as in, to be important

     

    `ano nui, mana`o nui

    mature

    • Your gentleness has matured me.

    makua, kanaka makua, o`o

    • `O kô ahonui ka i ho`omakua mai nei ia`u.

    mean, as in, signify

    • meaning

    mana`o

    • mana`o, mana`o nui, `ano

    measureless, without bounds

    ana `ole, palena `ole, mânu`unu`u

    memory

    • cherished memory

    ho`omana`o, hali`a

    • hali`a aloha

    make merry

    le`ale`a, wela ka hao (fig.)

    music

    • sweet (as music)

    mele (vocal), ho`okani (instrumental)

    • hone, nahenahe, polinahe

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    O

    overwhelm

    • Suffering of love is overwhelming, here in my heart.

    po`ipû, popo`i, uhi, lalawe

    • `O ka `eha a ke aloha ke lalawe nei, eia lâi loko, i ku`u manawa.

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    P

    passion

    • burst of passion
    • culmination of sexual passion
    • passionate

    konikoni, koni, kaunu; hekili (fig.)

    • kîkîao
    • le`a, huahua`i
    • ko`iko`i, `ino

    peace

    • quiet peace
    • to make peace
    • rest in peace
    • peace after passion

    malu, maluhia, la`i

    • kîpû aheahe
    • ho`omalu, ho`omaluhia
    • e ho`omaha me ka maluhia
    • la`i ke kaunu

    perfume

     

    lûkini, wai lûkini, wai `ala, wai hô`a`ala, mea `ala, onaona, moani

    poetry, poem

    mele

    precious

    makamae, hiwahiwa, nênê hiwa, `alamea, hulu, liho

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    Q

    quiver

    kapalili, ha`alelule

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    R

    relationship

    • loving relationship
    • relationship by friendship
    • inseparable relationship

    pili, pilina, pilikana

    • pilialoha
    • hale aikâne, pili kâmau
    • pilina wehena `ole, pili wehe `ana `ole

    remember

     

    • fondly remember

    ho`omana`o, ho`omaopopo, hâ`upu, hali`a, hâli`ali`a, haili, ho`ono`ono`o, pa`ana`au

    • hali`a aloha

    reverence

    • revered

    ano, ho`âno, `ihi, hô`ihi, `ihi lani

    • mahalo `ia, `iu, `ihi`ihi, weliweli

    romance

    • romantic

    pili ho`oipoipo, pilialoha

    • ho`oipoipo

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    S

    satin

    pâhoehoe

    sense, sensory

    • sense of taste
    • sense of sight
    • sensual
    • goose bumps, goose flesh
    • sensation of inner quaking accompanying sexual desire

    `ike

    • `ike i ka `ono
    • `ike i ka maka
    • kuko i kô ke kino
    • `ôkala, `ôkakala, lî ka `ili, lî ka `i`o
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    sensitive, as in perceptive

    `ike ho`omaopopo

    sex

    • sexual passion
    • sexual excitement
    • sexual part

    No Hawaiian term for the word, sex.

    • kola,huahua`i
    • mane`o, kola
    • ma`i (genitals), wahihuna

    sexual intercourse

    ai, ei, hana ma`i, moe, pi`i, panipani, aina

    share, to share

    mahele, pu`u

    snuggle

    ne`ene`e â pili

    special

    kûikawâ, mea i wae `ia

    spouse

     

     

    • How is your spouse?

    kâne, wahine, kekahi, kahi, `epukane, hoa `inau, wai `apo (fig.); pili `ao`ao, moe mau

    • Pehea kahi o `olua?

    sweet (as a lover)

    • sweet (as eyes or disposition)
    • sweet (as taste)
    • sweet (as fragrance)

    laua`e, henoheno

    • onaona
    • momona, mona, kuhikuhi
    • `a`ala, hone, `ala, nae, anuhea, onaona

    sweetheart

    ipo, aloha, kâne, huapala, wai puna, hoa `inau, `ano`i pua

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    thrill

     

    • thrill in the heart

    kapalili ka houpo, nâku`i, ilihia (as by beauty); lalawe

    • konikoni lua i ka pu`uwai

    throb

    • throbbing ache, as of love
    • throbbing in the heart

    koni, konikoni, kapalili

    • `eha koni
    • konikoni lua i ka pu`uwai

    titillate

    mane`o, ho`omâne`one`o, ho`okola

    together

    • to do together
    • close togeher
    • to put or bring together
    • Letís be together.
    • Let us live together.
    • to pull together or cooperate

    • hana like, `ilau
    • pili, pîna`i
    • ho`opili, kâpili
    • E pili kâua.
    • Ho`okahi nô kô kâua noho pû `ana.
    • huki like, alu like

    touch

    • to touch lightly
    • to touch the skin

    pâ, ho`opâ, pili, meu, hani, ho`ohani

    • kahi, hamo
    • pâ `ili

    trustworthy

    paulele `ia

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    U

    unmarried

    • bachelor, unmarried man
    • bachelorette, unmarried woman

    male `ole

    • wahine `ole, kanaka i male `ole
    • wahine male `ole

    unsurpassed

    palena `ole, lua `ole, ana `ole, launa `ole

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    V

    Valentineís Day

    Ka Lâ o Lono-i-ke-aweawe-aloha

    (Literally, "The day of the god of love and mercy"; a term coined in 1980)

    value, worth

     

    • valuable

    waiwai, minamina, waiwai kaulike, waiwai `i`o

    • waiwai, makamae

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    W

    warmth

    mahana, pumehana

    wedding

    • wedding feast
    • Come to our wedding.
    • wedlock

    male `ana

    • `aha`aina male
    • Hele mai `oe i kô mâua male `ana.
    • nohomale, nohona male

    whisper

    hâwanawana, hâwana, hamumu

    wife

     

    wahine, wahine male, pilialo, hânau kama, Fig.: lei, hulilau

    wink

    `imo, hô`imo, `amo, `âwihi

    winner

    mea lanakila, mea eo

    wit, sagacity, wisdom

    akamai, na`auao

    with

    • to associate, be with
    • with me / with you / with us

    me

    • pili
    • me a`u / me `oe / me mâua

    wonderful, marvelous

    kupaianaha, kupanaha, kamaha`o, kamahoi, mea `ê, makahei, âiwaiwa, pâha`oha`o` pâha`o

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    Y

    yearn

    ake, `i`ini, nipo ninipo, niponipo, li`a, ha`e, `îloli, ho`îloli

    yes

    `ae, `ê; eô (in answer to a call by name, or to acknowledge a name chant in oneís honor

    you (singular)

    • you here (sometimes affectionate)
    • for you
    • your

    `oe

    • eia nei, ei nei
    • nâu, nou
    • kâu, kou, kô (affectionate)

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    Z

    For more Aloha pages:

    Aloha: What is It?

    Aloha Words

    A Glossary of Words of Aloha
    (English to Hawaiian)

    `Ôlelo No`eau (Proverbs & Poetical Sayings): Aloha

    Let Me Call You Sweetheart...

    More Terms of Endearment

    Nâ Lila Aloha / Love Lyrics

    Hawaiian Valentine's Mini-Lesson

    Valentine's Candy Mini-Lesson

     

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