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Looking for Hawaiian learners who are more advanced

Hello everyone!

I listen to a few songs for a long time, and I really want to learn the lyrics to sing along with the happy songs. Unfortunately, I can't find any of the Hawaiian song lyrics.

Is there someone here who is fluent in Hawaiian or with good listening skills who can help me with the lyrics? I would like the Hawaiian lyrics and if possible also the English translation for better learning purposes.

Even if you can only translate a part of the song in both Hawaiian or English it would be very helpfull and I would really appreciate your help.

Thanks in advance! Greetings, Angelique

Song: Hipa hulo la, Hipa la E. Aldum: Hawaiian Disney from Aulani (Findable on Spotify. Also the other songs are great, but this is my favorite)

March 19, 2019



I can try and help you no worries


hipa means something like sheep, sheep wool,sheep meat. Are you sure you wrote the song title down correctly? Hulo with okina over the o is something like a rejoice or an onomatopeia to hazah or hurah. and depending on the the spelling for la, la means day, sun, the note to folow so. So the song title is probably written down wrong, but translates or relates to... a day cheering for sheep/wool/meat?

Hipa hulo la. Hipa la E. - yay day sheep. sheep day. ? - hurah day sheep. Sheep sun. ? - yay/hurah day/sun sheep. sheep day/sun. ? The E at the end is innacurate since vowels that are alone must follow a word


We have to remember that there are multiple meanings to many Hawaiian words, and context is important for discerning meaning. Hipa can refer to sheep (ka hipa), but according to wehewehe wikiwiki, it can also mean, "Cheers!", as in "Hip, Hip, Hooray!"

SEE: cheers — Pukui-Elbert, Eng to Haw, Hipahipa, hulō.

Though I haven't translated the whole song, I've been listening to it over and over again (nahenahe nō kēia mele!), and the "cheers" meaning fits the context better than the "sheep" meaning.

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