Te Reo Maori

Each week we learn a new word or phrase in Maori. Come and learn with us:



Week one
Haere mai or Nau mai-Welcome 

Week two
Tena koe-How are you / hello to one person
Tena korua-How are you / hello to two people
Tena koutou-How are you / hello to three or more

Week three
Kei te koa au-I am happy
Kei te pouri au-I am sad
Kei te riri au-I am angry
Kei te pai au-I am happy
Kei te hiamoe au-I am sleepy
Kei te hiakai au-I am hungry


Week four

Haere ra-Goodbye to someone leaving

E noho ra-Goodbye to someone staying


Week five

Ka kite ano-see you again

Hei kona-see you again


Week six

Ko wai tenei? Who is this?

Ko (name) tenei-This is (name)
Ko (name) ahau-I am (name)

Week seven
Ko wai tena?-Who is that?
Ko (name) tena-That is (name)
Ko (name) ahau-I am (name)

Week eight / nine
kāpata
cupboard
karaka
clock
kūaha
door
kutikuti
scissors
makatiti
stapler
matapihi
window
papamā
whiteboard
papatuhituhi
blackboard
peita
paint
pēke
bag
pene
pen
pene hinu
crayon
pene rākau
pencil
pepa
paper
pikitia
picture
pukapuka
book
rapa
rubber
rorohiko
computer
rūri
ruler
tēpu
table
tūru
chair
whāriki
mat

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