August 22, 2013
aloha (interjection)
\uh-LOH-hah\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
: —used to express greeting or farewell
How do you use it?
"Aloha," said Jan warmly as she opened the door and led us inside.
Are you a word wiz?

"Aloha" comes from Hawaiian. What do you think "aloha" means in Hawaiian?

"Aloha" means "love" and we would love to tell you about more words from Hawaiian. The word "hula" names a Polynesian dance featuring graceful hand movements and swaying hips. A hula dancer might wear a "lei" which is a necklace made of flowers. At feast called a "luau" you might eat "pupu" which is an appetizer made up of several different kinds of foods. A "muumuu" is a long, loose, colorful dress. A "ukulele" is a musical instrument like a small guitar. And a "lanai" is a porch or veranda.
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