While exact translation of the English phrase "be safe, live life and stay happy" is not listed, you can see the word by word translation below:
- be -There is no verb “to be” in Hawaiian. The copula may be entirely omitted, or represented by verb markers (ua, e … ana, ke … nei, i, e) or by he.
- safe = Not in danger. Palekana, panekana, malu, maluhia. Also: kūola, mānalo, kuakapu, kūkaʻawe.Not in danger. Palekana, panekana, malu, maluhia. Also: kūola, mānalo, kuakapu, kūkaʻawe.
- live = Exist. Ola. The name lives on, ola ka inoa. Live idly, ōpū. Live in comfort, luana. Live off others, pili wale. Living as a dependent, nohona hoʻopili wale. Live a happy life, noho hauʻoli; lele pono (fig.).
- life = Ola (as opposed to death); nohona, noho ʻana (way of life). Also: ea, mauli, iwi (fig.),hā. His life, kona ola ʻana. Long life, ola loa, ola lōʻihi. Happy life, nohona hauʻoli.
- and = Ā (usually preceding verbs); a me (usually preceding nouns); eia hoʻi.
- stay= Remain. Noho, kū; hoʻopōhaku (rare). Staying, noho ʻana.
- happy= See hoi 1 (saying) and happiness. To be happy, noho me ka hauʻoli. Happy-eyed, hauʻoli nā maka. Happy birthday, hauʻoli lā hānau; hānau (in toasts). Happy New Year, Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou [a partial translation from English], Hapenuia.
According to Omniglot, Hawaiian is an Austronesian language spoken by about 8,000 people on the Hawaiian islands. Hawaiian first appeared in writing in the early 19th century in a version of the Latin alphabet developed by missionaries, who started to visit the Hawaiian islands from 1820 onwards.
See list of common Hawaiian words and phrases here.
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In the news, after nearly four decades in elected office in Hawaii, Gov. Neil Abercrombie was dealt a stunning defeat in his bid for re-election, becoming the first governor in the state’s history to lose in a primary race.
Mr. Abercrombie, 76, a Democrat, was defeated by David Ige, 57, who began the campaign as a little-known state senator but capitalized on the governor’s sinking popularity. The defeat will mark the end of Mr. Abercrombie’s long political career, which took him from the State Legislature, to Congress, to the governor’s residence. He collected only about 31 percent of the vote, compared with 66 percent for Mr. Ige. Read more at The New York Times.