Ok, so you are heading to Hawaii for vacation and you want to immerse yourself and do as the locals do right? Well, you can't do that unless you get a few phrases under your belt. Whenever I travel to foreign countries I always buy a small phrasebook/guidebook and try to learn at least a few words and phrases so that I could get by in an emergency. Now don't worry, nearly everyone in Hawaii speaks English, but its nice to have a few words and phrases in the back of your mind in case you do meet a cool Hawaiian person who wants to 'talk story' and communicate with you! Here are some of the basics - more to follow tomorrow, plus some tips on pronunciation, as depending on how you say the Hawaiian word - you could really be saying something completely different!