For this week's Mango Monday we will present Hawaiian. According to Mango, Hawaiian is used by 29,000 speakers in the state of Hawaii. Recently there have been protests in Hawaii over a new telescope being built on Mauna Kea. One way to get another perspective on the news is to understand the language of the people who live there. Mango's Hawaiian course might help!

Others may be tempted to Hawaii for the natural beauty. Learning some key phrases will help your island experience. According to Mango:

The ultimate escape to paradise, Hawaii’s six beautiful islands offer an incomparable immersion into some of the world’s most dazzling waters, stunning landscapes, and unique culture. Enrich your Hawaiian experience by becoming a hoaloha (friend) of the island through language. Hawaii’s art, dance, music, and cuisine come to life when you learn the ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language). Whether you’re learning hula on Kauai, riding a mule through the breathtaking trails of the Kalaupapa Peninsula, or dining at a five-star bistro in Oahu, Hawaii’s oasis awaits you.

All conversational languages give you different language skills to try. Here is the lesson from Chapter 6: How do you say?

  • I am learning some new words in Hawaiian. Ka a'o mai nei au i wahi mau hua ʻōlelo hou ma ka ʻōlelo Hawai'i.
  • Please speak to me in Hawaiian. E 'olu'olu'oe, e ʻōlelo mai iaʻu ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi
  • What is this? He aha kēia?
  • Can you say that again? E ʻōlelo hou mai.

Hawaiian is available only through Mango Languages. Don't forget to take advantage of each product's mobile apps for language learning on the go!

Next Monday we will be back with a new language you can teach yourself with resources from your library.