Hawaiian: Red envelope

SwissPete

Senior Member
Français (CH), AE (California)
Red envelope

What is, in Hawaiian, the name of the red envelope used for gifts?

In Chinese and other East Asian and Southeast Asian societies, a red envelope or a red packet is a monetary gift which is given during holidays or special occasions such as weddings, graduation or the birth of a baby.

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  • Circunflejo

    Senior Member
    Castellano de Castilla
    I wouldn't be suprised if it was a loan from Cantonese lai see (or li see) but I don't know so wait for local knowledge.
     

    SwissPete

    Senior Member
    Français (CH), AE (California)
    Thank you for the reply, Circunflejo.

    I did a little more Internet digging after posting this thread, and found both lai see and li see.
    So you are right on the money. :)
     
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