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• Over 1700 Hawaiian words
• Hear words pronounced out loud (upgrade)
• Search by English or Hawaiian
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• Easy pronunciation instructions
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• "This app is the best Hawaiian translation that I have ever used. Aloha!"
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Learn to speak the language of the Hawaiian islands! Our dictionary contains many vocabulary words, popular phrases, common sayings, and slang. The Hawaiian word for Love is Aloha. It is also the word for Hello, Goodbye, Affection, and Sympathy. Use Hawaiian words when you travel to Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kauai, or Hawaii (the Big Island).
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This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
• Bug fixes, stability improvements
• Updated for up-to-date iOS compatibility, performance and speed
Ratings and Reviews
This app is great for learning/translating basic Hawaiian. It doesn't replace a full fledged language program, but it also doesn't claim to. I use it to help with mele lyric translations and to look up fun words for everyday conversations, and for that it's great.
Had some glitches
I like the app for the most part, but it does have some glitches. Namely the audio glitch. Every time I attempt to play audio, I receive an error message. If I press the audio button a second time it usually plays… Not always. Searching for Hawaiian words using the okina is problematic. I’ve tried using both the Hawaiian and English keyboard and nine times out of 10 the word does not appear. I have to manually search by scrolling to find the word I’m looking for. There are many words the dictionary doesn’t contain, but I refernece my hardcover dictionary in those cases. Mainly I am using this app for pronunciation, so audio is extremely important to me. For the record, I have the full paid version. There are also some major words missing. Like the articles A and THE (He and Ka). Or the hysterical sweet potato (ʻuala) which is translated kweeki pokako. That’s not even a real translation. For the price I paid, I’m a bit dismayed.
Can't use unless you pay
It was suggested to me that to keep my older brain working, to try learning a new language. Both my mom and uncle had dementia before they passed so it's been a fear that I'll get it too. I happen to be at the age where people start forgetting things but for me, it could mean much more than just aging. Anyway, I decided I wanted to learn Hawaiian because it's such a beautiful language, so downloaded this app. I can't use it unless I buy packs. That's so disappointing, especially as it's one of only two free apps.
Developer Response ,
Dear Angelyn Krout,
Thanks for your feedback, we really appreciate it.
We're sorry to hear that, but this is the only way that we could keep updating and supporting our app, so we could give our customers the best possible experience.
There are some functionality in the app that you could use for free and some you have to upgrade to unlock.
But look, don't worry, our main aim now is you try our app completely for free on us so you could enjoy learning the amazing Hawaiian language.
We'd love if you could try our app once more, but this time completely free, we'll send you a promo code so you could upgrade the app for free.
Just get in touch by replying back to us or get in touch with us directly via email or our support website URL
It'll be our pleasure if you could give Hawaiian words another chance and give us your feedback once more having tried it with all the features unlocked.
We hope you have a nice day
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- Bassm Boles
- 19.5 MB
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 7.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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- In-App Purchases
- Hawaiian Bundle $1.99
- Audio Pack $0.99
- Hawaiianize $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.