Our Hawaiian words of the week are “Happy Father’s Day.”
Happy in Hawaiian
Hau’oli means “happy.”
How you sign that is flatten your hands and brush up. [Watch video]
Father in Hawaiian
Makuakane means “father.”
Repeat after me. MAH-KOO-AH-KA-NEE
Again, Makua Kane. Makua means parent. Kane means man or male. The parent, makua, that is male, kane.
One more time, Makuakane
How you sign father is open your hand and touch your thumb to your forehead. [Watch video]
Day in Hawaiian
This is how you sign Day in Hawaiian. You make a D with your hand, place it on your elbow and make the sun go down. [Watch video]
Happy Father’s Day
Let’s put it all together. How you say Happy Father’s Day is Hau’oli lah Makuakane.
Which means happiness of father. There is no Day. It’s just “happiness of father.”
Repeat after me:
Hau’oli Lah Makua Kane
Hau’oli La Makuakane
Now, let’s add the sign language.
Hou’oli La makuakane (day) [Watch video]
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