Learning ‘Ōlelo

‘Ōlelo is a Hawaiian word meaning language, speech, word, etc. The following are words or phrases in Hawaiian or Hawaiian Pidgin used in The Niuhi Shark Saga. If you know a Pidgin word or phrase that you’d like to add or a new definition to include, please email ’em to me at AuntyLehua@LehuaParker.com. Mahalo plenny, yeah?

Click on a word below to learn its definition and proper usage.

(‘okina as first letter)

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ONE BOY, NO WATER

Living like a fish
out of water.

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ONE SHARK, NO SWIM

Because even out of the water,
you're not safe.

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One Truth, No Lie

When your greatest fear
walks the shore.

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