Parker Ranch Store QR Code Signage

The ʻAha Pūnana Leo, in partnership with Parker Ranch Store, proudly announces the usage of Hawaiian language signage displayed throughout the store for select 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.

See some kiʻi (photos) 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 Parker Ranch Store item words below.

Note: The items below marked with an asterisk indicate words that are used locally by the paniolo of Waimea. The general words used for these items are shown in parenthesis.

*heinakā (bandana): E kau i kēia heinakā ma kou ʻāʻī. (also hainakā)
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kākini (socks): Inā nō e komo ana i ke kāmaʻa paniolo, e pono ana e loaʻa ke kākini iā ʻoe.
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kāleka (cards): E hoʻokomo ʻoe i nā kāleka i kēia pahu.
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*kāmaʻa paniolo (boots): ʻOluʻolu kēia kāmaʻa paniolo. (also kāmaʻa puki)
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kanakē (candy): ʻO ke kokoleka kaʻu kanakē punahele.
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keʻena (office): Aia ka luna ma ke keʻena.
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kope (coffee): Inu au i ke kope i nā kakahiaka a pau.
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*kuka (jacket): Komo nā paniolo i ke kuka i ke kakahiaka. (also lākeke)
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lako kāhiko (jewelry): Hana ʻo ia i ka lako kāhiko nona iho.
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lina kī (keychains): He mau kī kāna ma kāna lina kī.
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*lole mehana (sweatshirt): E komo ʻoe i kou lole mehana i ʻole ʻoe huʻihuʻi. (also kueka lima lōʻihi)
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lole wahine (dresses): Nui nā lole wahine nani ma kēia hale kūʻai.
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lumi hoʻāhu (storage room): Aia ka lako keu ma ke lumi hoʻāhu.
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lumi kuapo lole (dressing room): E hoʻāʻo ʻoe i kēnā paleʻili ma ka lumi kuapo lole.
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makana (gifts): Nāu kēia mau makana a pau.
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meaʻai māmā (snacks): ʻOno kēia meaʻai māmā.
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mea lāʻau (wood items): Waiwai nō nā mea lāʻau no ka mea he hana nui ia.
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mea pāʻani (toys): Puni nā keiki i kēia ʻano mea pāʻani.
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*meaʻono (cookie): ʻOno loa nā meaʻono me ke kope. (also kuki)
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paʻakai (salt): Hoʻohana ʻia ka paʻakai no nā ʻano mea like ʻole. (also spices: mea hōʻonoʻono)
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palauki (blouse): Nani nō kou palauki.
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paleʻili (T-shirt): He paleʻili hou kēia.
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papakau (counter): Hiki iā ʻoe ke uku ma ka papakau.
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pāpale (hats): E pāpaʻa ana kou ʻili i ka lā inā ʻaʻohe ou pāpale. (also caps: pāpale kapu)
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*pūʻolo kālā (purses): Nani ka pūʻolo kālā a kēlā wahine. (also pāiki/pāisi)
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puke (books): He mau kiʻi nani ko kēia puke.
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wai (water): He mea ola ka wai.
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wai meli (honey): ʻOno ka pelena me ka wai meli.
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ʻāhinahina (jeans): He lole maʻamau ka ʻāhinahina o nā paniolo. (also lole wāwae ʻāhinahina)
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ʻaila hamohamo (lotions): ʻAʻala nō kēia mau ʻaila hamohamo. (also soaps/sprays: kopa/kīkina)
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ʻili kuapo (belt): He lau nani ko kēia ʻili kuapo.
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Mahalo nui to ʻAnakala Sonny and ʻAnakē Kuʻulei Keakealani of Waimea for sharing these words with us and to Parker Ranch Store 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, 12:49 AM