This post will go through how to say the 7 days of the week in Hawaiian.
It also includes some additional bonus vocabulary such as how to say today, tomorrow and yesterday in Hawaiian and how to say times of the day in Hawaiian.
How To Say Days Of The Week In Hawaiian
Below is a table showing the 7 days of the week in Hawaiian.
All of the days (apart from Sunday) begin with the word ‘po’ which means ‘night’ in Hawaiian. This word is then followed by a number word in Hawaiian to indicate which day of the week it is.
As Monday is the first day of the week, the word for Monday is ‘Po’akahi’ and this literally translates to ‘first night’. ‘Po’ means ‘night’ and ‘akahi’ means 1.
The rest of the days of the week follow the same pattern so Tuesday is ‘second night’, Wednesday is ‘third night’ and so on.
The only exception to this rule is ‘Sunday’ which is ‘Lapule’ in Hawaiian. This translates to ‘prayer day’. It is named this way due to Hawaii’s Christian background and so Sunday is usually a day of religious observance.
Check out the below video to hear the pronunciation of the days of the week by a native Hawaiian speaker:
How To Say Tomorrow, Today And Yesterday In Hawaiian
In the table below I have included some extra phrases related to days of the week in Hawaiian. It shows how to say today, tomorrow and yesterday in Hawaiian.
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How To Say Times Of Day In Hawaiian
In the table below I have included some extra phrases related to times of the day in Hawaiian. It shows how to say morning, afternoon, evening and night in Hawaiian.
Everyone loves the weekend and to say ‘weekend’ in Hawaiian, say ‘hopena pule’.
These essential words will be very useful and are used all the time in day-to-day conversations.
You should now be able to say the 7 days of the week in Hawaiian + a few other key words.
Want to increase your vocabulary further? Why not learn the names of the months in Hawaiian.
You can learn more about the Hawaiian language here.