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Hawaiian is a beautiful language and knowing a few key words beyond aloha
will enrich your vacation experience. With this unique language guide, you'll learn the Hawaiian words for native plants and ocean life, greetings, places, foods and much more.
Hawaiian is one of the official languages of Hawaii and youll notice that it is interwoven into daily life and conversation. Did you know that Honolulu means "sheltered bay"? Or that Pali Highway is actually "Cliff Highway" because pali means "cliff"?
HAWAIIAN a language map® presents the English, the Hawaiian, and the phonetic spelling, so its easy to learn and share your new words and phrases immediately.
Wherever you roam in the Islands, take this Language Map® with you. Have fun with Hawaiian and immerse yourself in the cultureit's sure to bring you a deeper appreciation for the beauty and the magic of Hawaii.
Hundreds of words and phrases youll need most
Divided into key categories such as Greetings, Ocean Creatures, Environment, and much more
Unique snap-open and fold design
Pronunciation is easy with simple phonetics
Ultra-thin (barely 1/8” thick) and light-weight (under two ounces)
Laminated for durability
Folds up like a map to slip easily into your pocket or beach bag
Full color, original artwork
The perfect introduction to the Hawaiian language for any age. This durable, laminated Language Map? can be used in the classroom just as easily as it can go to the beach. Introduces key vocabulary and phrases including: Numbers, Colors, Time, Calendar, Fish & Ocean Creature, Greetings & Pleasantries, Directions, Food & Related Items, Environment, Fmaily & Friends, and Plants & Animals.
Each Language Map contains over 1,000 words and phrases split into important sections such as greetings, family and friends, ocean creatures, the environment and place names. This unique Language Map is a lightweight phrasebook but in a durable, laminated, fold-out format certain to enhance a trip to the Islands.
This work is a must for anyone travelling abroad. As the first phrasebook ever to appear in a 'map' format, what better guided tour could there be through the experiences of travelling in a foreign language? Also the perfect stocking filler, bon voyage gift, thank you, or party gift. A patented lamination process allows Language Maps to fold and unfold in a snap without tearing in addition to being durable, weatherproof, compact, sturdy, easy to use, and much lighter and discreet than a dictionary or phrasebook. It contains hundreds of words and phrases split into important sections, covering the basics for any trip. Language Maps are so beautifully illustrated that all travellers will be proud to use them in any setting, whether dining in an expensive restaurant or buying tickets to a museum.
Hawaiian is a beautiful language and knowing a few key words beyond "aloha" and "mahalo" will enrich your vacation experience. With this unique language guide, you'll learn the Hawaiian words for greetings, places, food, ocean life, plants, animals, and many other facets of the beauty and richness of the Hawaiian Islands.
"HAWAIIAN a language map" presents the English, the Hawaiian, and the phonetic spelling, so its easy to learn and share your new words and phrases immediately.
Did you know that Honolulu means "sheltered bay"? The Pali Highway is actually "Cliff Highway" because pali means "cliff"?
As Hawaiian is one of the official languages of Hawaii, youll notice that it is interwoven into daily life and conversation on the islands, so have fun using Hawaiian with the locals and immersing yourself in the culture that is sure to bring you a deeper appreciation for the beauty of Hawaii.
About the Author
Kristine K. Kershul blends her experience as a teacher, world traveler and language scholar to create a playful, innovative way to learn and use a new language.
Teacher: As an expert linguist, Kristine spent ten years teaching German at universities in the United States and in Europe.
World Traveler: An adventurous spirit, Kristine has explored more than 100 countries, from Bhutan to Zimbabwe, and almost every exotic locale in between. She understands the problems that all travelers encounter, regardless of which country they are visiting. She knows first-hand how languages can open doors to new adventures, new friends and different cultures.
Language Scholar: Kristine completed her undergraduate and graduate studies while living in Heidelberg, Germany. She then received a second Master's Degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara and subsequently, did her Doctoral studies in Medieval German Languages and Literature. In addition to German she also speaks a number of other languages ranging from Arabic to Swahili.
A Colorful Background: Kristine's fascination for languages began as a child growing up in a tri-lingual household in Oregon, where Croatian, Danish and English were spoken.
Kristine's natural gift for languages opened doors outside the academic world. She worked as a bilingual travel guide in Europe and later, as a translator at the U.S. Embassy in Germany.
On A Personal Note: Kristine's passion for travel, foreign languages and new cultures continues to take her around the world. One never knows where she'll venture to next - Namibia, Kiribati or Guyana. Kristine is a licensed pilot, a certified diver and an avid downhill skier. She enjoys competitive horseback riding and playing the piano. She makes her home in both Seattle, Washington and in Cape Town, South Africa.
Table of Contents
Family and Friends
Street and Place Names
Plants and Animals