KTA Superstores QR Code Signage

The ʻAha Pūnana Leo, in partnership with KTA Superstores, proudly announces the usage of Hawaiian language signage displayed throughout the store for select food items to help promote the use of the Hawaiian language in an everyday setting–the first initiative of its kind in Hawaiʻi.

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.

ʻāpala QR Code

See the story 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 51 KTA grocery food item words below.

iʻa (fish): ʻAkahi nō a hiki mai kēia iʻa.
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ipu haole (watermelon): Nui ipu haole.
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uhi (yam): Ua ʻono loa ka uhi.
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hala kahiki (pineapple): Loaʻa ka paukā li hing no ka hala kahiki?
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hua moa (chicken eggs): No ʻaneʻi ka hua moa.
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hua waina (grapes): ʻAʻohe ʻanoʻano o kēia mau hua waina.
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kalalē (celery): ʻOno loa ke kalalē me ka pīnekipaka.
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kāloke (carrot): Nakekeke ke kāloke.
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kamapoko (kamaboko): ʻOno ke kamapoko ma kaʻu kaimine.
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kanauika (sandwich): He kanauika ʻono loa kēlā.
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kāpiki (cabbage): ʻOno ke kāpiki me ka puaʻa kālua.
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kāpiki Pākē (won bok cabbage): ʻOno loa kēia kupa kāpiki Pākē.
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kuki (cookie): He kuki kokoleka kēia.
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kūlina (corn): Melemele ke kūlina.
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kupa (soup): He aha ke kupa o ka lā?
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lahopipi (eggplant): ʻOno ka lahopipi ke pūlehu ʻia.
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laulau (wrapped pork/fish bundle): Mākaukau ka laulau.
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lēkō (watercress): ʻOno ka lēkō me ka ʻiʻo puaʻa.
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lekuke (lettuce): Mai poina e lawe i ka lekuke.
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maiʻa (banana): Momona kēia maiʻa.
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māpina (muffin): Ua ʻai au i kekahi māpina i ke kakahiaka.
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mea ʻono (cake): No kouhānau kēia mea ʻono.
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meleni (melon): ʻElua meleni naʻu ke ʻoluʻolu.
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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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naʻaukake Pukikī (Portuguese sausage): ʻAi ʻia ka naʻaukake Pukikī no ka ʻaina kakahiaka.
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nulu (noodles): ʻOno au i ka nulu udon i kēia manawa.
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palakalī (broccoli): ʻOno ka palakalī ke kīma ʻia.
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palaoa (bread): ʻOno ka palaoa.
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pāpapa (beans): Maikaʻi ka pāpapa no ke kumuʻiʻo.
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pea Hawaiʻi (avocado): ʻAi kou tūtū i ke kanauika pea Hawaiʻi?
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pekona (bacon): ʻAi ʻia ka pekona no ka ʻaina kakahiaka.
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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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puaʻa kālua (gound oven-baked pork): ʻOno ka puaʻa kālua me ke kāpiki.
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sāleta (salad): E ʻai kākou i ka sāleta moa.
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tōfū (tofu): Ua kūʻai au i ka tōfū i nehinei.
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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 kahiki (potato): E ihi maikaʻi i ka ʻuala kahiki no ka sāleta.
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ʻuala (sweet potato): He ʻai māmā maikaʻi ka ʻuala.
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Mahalo nui to KTA Superstores 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!

Last modified: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 12:32 AM