How to say “I love you” in Hawai’ian and ASL

Aloha wau ia oe

Our Hawaiian word of the week is “I love you,” which is pronounced “Aloha wau ia oe.”

Aloha means “love.”

Wau mean “me.”

Oe is “you.”

The literal translation is Love is you is me. In Hawaiian, I don’t love you. I am love, as are you.


Repeat after me, “Aloha wau iā ‘oe.” [watch video]

Sign Language

The way you sign this is keep your two middle fingers in and point the rest including your thumb. [see video]

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