Partnering Stores/Businesses with QR Code Signage

The ʻAha Pūnana Leo, in partnership with the stores/businesses listed below, proudly announces the usage of Hawaiian language signage displayed throughout these stores for select food items to help promote the use of the Hawaiian language in an everyday setting.

Each sign has a QR (quick response) code on it which allows the shopper to scan and hear the pronunciation of the word in real-time along with a sample sentence on how the word can be used.

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See the story of the first partnering store HERE.

In order to hear the Hawaiian pronunciation of each food item word, download the free smartphone QR code scanner app (App Store / Google Play / Kindle) and follow the directions below.

On your smartphone with internet access:

  1. Search for the “QR Code Reader” app developed by Scan.
  2. Install and activate app.
  3. Allow “QR Code Reader” app to load.
  4. At the bottom of the screen, tap on “Sign up later.”
  5. You can choose “Don’t allow” for current location request.
  6. Scan the QR code by holding your smartphone up to the code while centering the code within the scan area square.
  7. The app will automatically scan the QR code.
  8. A beep sound and a change of color of the scan area square from white to green confirms a successful scan.
  9. The audio will begin to play after loading.
  10. Tap on “Done” and repeat steps 6-10 for all other Hawaiian word QR codes that you come across throughout the store.

You may also hear and practice these 30 grocery food item words below.

iʻa (fish): ʻAkahi nō a hiki mai kēia iʻa.
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hua moa (chicken egg): No ʻaneʻi ka hua moa.
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kanakē (candy): Eia nā kanakē a Tūtū i makemake ai.
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kope (coffee): Mai Kona mai kēia kope.
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laiki (rice): E kupa aku ʻoe i ka laiki.
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lekuke (lettuce): Mai poina e lawe i ka lekuke.
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lūʻau (kalo/taro leaf): He lūʻau kūpono kēia no ka laulau.
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maiʻa (banana): Momona kēia maiʻa.
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mīkana (papaya): Nui ka Wikamina Sē o ka mīkana.
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moa (chicken): ʻOno ka moa me ke kupa.
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mōchī (mochi): Ua hana mākou i ka mōchī no ka makahiki hou.
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naʻaukake ʻAmelika (hot dog): E ʻai kāua i ka naʻaukake ʻAmelika no ka ʻaina awakea.
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palaoa (bread): ʻOno ka palaoa.
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pea Hawaiʻi (avocado): ʻAi kou tūtū i ke kanauika pea Hawaiʻi?
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pia (beer): He pia ko ka hale?
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poi (pounded kalo): Ua hiki mai ka poi i kēia lā.
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poke (cubed fish): Ua hoʻohui ʻia ka ʻinamona me ka poke.
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siriala (cereal): ʻOno ka siriala me ka waiū.
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wai (water): He mea nui ka inu wai.
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wai huaʻai (juice): Huʻihuʻi ka wai huaʻai.
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waiū (milk): Inu au i ka waiū ma ke kula.
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waiūpaʻa (cheese): He waiūpaʻa Kuikilana kēia.
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waiūpaka (butter): ʻAi mau ʻo Tūtū i ka pelena me ka waiūpaka.
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ʻakaʻakai (onions): ʻOno ka ʻakaʻakai me ka paʻakai.
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ʻalani (orange): Momona ka ʻalani.
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ʻāpala (apple): ʻUlaʻula kēia mau ʻāpala.
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ʻiʻo pipi (beef): No Hawaiʻi kēia ʻiʻo pipi.
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ʻiʻo puaʻa (pork): ʻOno ka ʻiʻo puaʻa me ka lēkō.
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ʻōhiʻa lomi (tomato): Nui kēia ʻōhiʻa lomi.
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ʻuala (sweet potato): He ʻai māmā maikaʻi ka ʻuala.
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Mahalo nui to these partnering stores/businesses for this wonderful opportunity to gain yet another step closer to realizing our vision of E ola ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi–The Hawaiian language shall live!

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Last modified: Friday, January 27, 2017, 01:13 PM