mahalo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian mahalo

Interjection[edit]

mahalo

  1. (Hawaiian English) thank you.

Usage notes[edit]

The word is widely used in public notices in Hawaii, most visibly on trash cans, leading some to infer the meaning as "trash can".

References[edit]


Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Eastern Polynesian *masalo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

mahalo

  1. thank you
    mahalo nui loathank you very much.

Noun[edit]

mahalo

  1. thanks, gratitude
  2. admiration, praise, esteem
    Ka mea i mahalo ʻia, Mr. Kamaliʻi — the esteemed Mr. Kamaliʻi.
    ʻO wau nō me ka mahalo — Respectfully yours.
  3. regards, respects

Verb[edit]

mahalo

  1. to thank
  2. to admire, praise, appreciate

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