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Te wiki tuawaru

September 9, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Here are some examples as to how the word of the week can be used everyday.
The examples used here are based on listening to and using Te Reo Māori with people predominantly from Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa and Tūhoe.

Te wiki tuawaru (week 8/8 September) pahi/bus

Kua tae mai the pahi – The bus has arrived.
Kua haere the pahi – The bus has gone.
Haere ki the pahi – Go to the bus.
Kia tupato. Kei te haere mai te pahi – Be careful! The bus is coming.

Te wiki tuawhitu

September 1, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Here are some examples as to how the word of the week can be used everyday.
The examples used here are based on listening to and using Te Reo Māori with people predominantly from Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa and Tūhoe.

Te wiki tuawhitu (week 7/1 September) rangi/sky

Here in my area, rangi is the word for day – To describe a good day we say, He pai te rangi.
He aha tēra I runga I te rangi – What is that in the sky?
He manu I runga I te rangi – A bird is in the sky.
He kikorangi te tae o te rangi – Blue is the colour of the sky.

Te wiki tuaono

August 25, 2014 by blennzict | 0 comments

Here are some examples as to how the word of the week can be used everyday.
The examples used here are based on listening to and using Te Reo Māori with people predominantly from Ngāti Kahungunu ki te Wairoa and Tūhoe.

Te wiki tuaono (week 6/25 August) waea/phone

He waea māu – phone for you.
Kei whea te waea – where is the phone?
Kei runga I te tepu te waea/The phone is on the table.
He aha tō nama waea?
021552041 (kore rua tahi rima rima rua kore wha tahi) taku nama waea.

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