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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 '19 at 21:37
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    ^ 華々しい is read 「はななしい」. – Chocolate Aug 23 '19 at 23:04
  • I mistakenly heard it as hanahana originally. – Jack Bosma Aug 23 '19 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 '19 at 0:29
  • Yes the word was used in chatting with an Okinawan. – Jack Bosma Aug 24 '19 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 '19 at 15:25
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    You are right. Thanks. – Yamacure Aug 25 '19 at 15:30

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