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Talkin' Pidgin
with Palani


  • aloha Greeting for say hi or bye. Also mean love.
  • befo' time Back in da days.
  • Bolo Head No mo hair.
  • brah Short for braddah.
  • broke da mouth Da bugga taste so good.
  • bumbye Later on.
  • cockaroach Steal someting. Like our kitchen equipment!
  • da kine Can take da place of any kine word in one sentence. Can be verb, adjective, noun or wotevahs.
  • gocumbak Run one quick errand and come back.
  • grindz Yummy food.
  • haole One person not from ova hea. Also can mean person of Caucasion ancestry.
  • hapa When someone stay one race and part one 'nother race.
  • hãpai Pregnant.
  • hemo take off.
  • Hawaiian time Three hours later than the actual time specified.
  • holoholo go out, go cruising.
  • kalakoa Sumting with all kine plenty colors.
  • kama'ãina Person living in Hawai'i for a while.
  • kanaka Hawaiian person.
  • kapu Keep out or no touch.
  • kaukau Food.
  • kukae stuff poop in the yard from one dog or cat or bird.
  • li hing mui Seed you eat.
  • lolo Crazy or stupid kine people.
  • mahalo Tanks.

  • malasadas Only from Leonard's brah! So ono!
  • manang Older Filipino lady.
  • manong Older Filipino guy.
  • memba To tink about da past.
  • mo bettah One ting stay greater than da oda ting.
  • moshi moshi How you say hello on da phone.
  • nerjous Nervous when one person stay all worried about sumting.
  • niele Nosey.
  • no make No hassle me.
  • obake Ghosts.
  • 'ohana Family.
  • ‘õkole Your butt.
  • ‘ono Sumting dat taste good or look good.
  • pãke Somebody who's tight or stingy with their money.
  • pau Finished, done.
  • pau hana Finish work
  • pilau Dirty.
  • pua ting Deprived, pathetic.
  • shaka Sumting good. One hand sign where da hand stay close like one fist, but da  thumb and da pinkie stay sticking out.
  • shave ice Mainland people say snow cone.
  • shishi Pee pee.
  • small kid time When I was one little child.
  • stink eye For give one mean glare.
  • suck um up Grandma Shone’s happy hour saying.
  • talk story Have good conversation.
  • tita One tough wahine.