The pidgin of Hawaii is our Creole, a language-blending common to island cultures everywhere, but can you speak any of it? Many newcomers mistake Pidgin for bad English but that’s simply not the case.
There’s a fun and free event at Princeville Public Library on Wednesday, December 14th at 5-6:30 pm, called “The Aunties Four What?” Making Pidgin Easy. It promises to teach participants a number of words and expressions they may find useful to understand as they discover the richness and humor of our island culture.
Pidgin borrows words from Hawaiian, English, Japanese and Portuguese as well as dialects of Filipino and Chinese, and truly reflects the wonderful diversity of our island.
If you’d like to find out more, you can call the library on 826-4310, or visit princevillelibrary.com