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What does はなはなはな mean? People were clapping and the expression was used after the karaoke song was completed. This term was used as more of a chant after the person finished singing. This expression was heard while chatting with people from Okinawa.

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  • Hanahana (華々) しい actually means splendid, beautiful!
    – Jack Bosma
    Aug 23, 2019 at 21:37
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    ^ 華々しい is read 「はななしい」.
    – chocolate
    Aug 23, 2019 at 23:04
  • I mistakenly heard it as hanahana originally.
    – Jack Bosma
    Aug 23, 2019 at 23:24
  • @l'électeur told me 「はなはな」(or「はなはなはなはな...」) is Okinawan language. You heard it in Okinawa, Jack?
    – chocolate
    Aug 24, 2019 at 0:29
  • Yes the word was used in chatting with an Okinawan.
    – Jack Bosma
    Aug 24, 2019 at 10:28

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はなはなはな or はなはな are like “cheers!” They’re used before starting to drink.

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    I believe the word is cheers!
    – Jack Bosma
    Aug 25, 2019 at 15:25
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    You are right. Thanks.
    – Yamacure
    Aug 25, 2019 at 15:30

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