Aloha means hello and it means goodbye but more than that it is a philosophy. In Hawai`i, the “Spirit of Aloha” is a widely used term which encompasses many different aspects of the self. It can mean inner peace, it can describe your attitude, and it can mean sharing or can mean happiness. It is most certainly one of those words that “You just can’t translate to English”, as it has nothing even remotely its equivalent in the English Language. To really get the feel of it one should hear it used in its many different contexts.

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