It can be hard learning a new language, but one way to go about it is to learn stock words and phrases that you can memorize easily. Below I've given some Karifuna phrases that might be helpful.
When a word has two syllables stress is on the first. Otherwise for more than two syllables stress is on the third to last syllable. If not there will be an accent mark (') to show where the stress goes.
Greeting response : iná - We don't have this in English, it is the response you say to the person who says "mábuwika''
Goodbye: wisá, wisán
(the "n"means the vowel that comes before it is nasalized)
Goodbye response: akí - again we don't have this in English. This is the reply to the person that says "goodbye"
Good morning matehaba
Good evening/night: matawine
yes: aí (if you're a woman), aó (if you're a man)
How are you?: itá biyá? (itá = how, biyá = you are)
I am fine: Aweretina.
Are you well?: awére? (This really just means "well?" The correct response would be to simply say ''awére'' back.)
Thank you.: for women it is hahón (remember the "n" is not pronounced in this word, it just says that the "o'' is nasalized), for men it is iyáo