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Tō tātou reo - Tō tātou wero / Our reo - Our challenge

Kia ora koutou katoa

Are you up for a 40 day challenge?  I need to improve my reo Māori.  Do you?  

I plan to share a phrase a day and encourage you to join me.  The theme for Challenge 1 is Greetings. 

Please check prior posts when adding to avoid repetition.  

If you are unsure about the correctness of your phrase don't worry - we'll call in the experts to add their critique! Let's create another dynamic learning space on the VLN!  

The BeL National Māori Team will be posting regular blog posts to support the teaching and learning of Te Reo me ōna Tikanga Māori.  Please feel free to contact either myself Moana Timoko on moana.timoko@core-ed.org or Janelle Riki on janelle.riki@core-ed.org for further support. 

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  • Moana Timoko

    Kia ora anō

    Check out this discussion post by Tania Coutts Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Tania is encouraging others to share ideas about cherishing te reo in daily practice, by encouraging tamariki and by utilizing ICT.

  • Moana Timoko

    Ko te rā toru tekau mā ono.

    Haere mai ki konei kai ai.  Come over for kai.

    Hou mai.  Come in

    Kuhu mai.  Come in

    Arohatia te reo!

  • Moana Timoko

    Kua pahure te rā toru tekau mā whitu.

    Te pai hoki o tēnei rā.  This is a fine day.

    Te pai hoki o taua rā.  That day mentioned was a fine day.

    Te pai hoki o aua rā.  Those days mentioned were mighty fine.

  • Moana Timoko

    Ko te rā toru tekau mā waru.

    Te mākū hoki o tēnei rā.  It is such a wet day.

    Te kohu hoki o tēnei ata.  It is such a misty morning.

    Te makariri hoki o tēnei pō.  It is such a cold night.

  • Moana Timoko

    Ko te rā toru tekau mā iwa.  Kua tata te mutunga o te wero.

    E pēhea ana te haere o ngā mahi?  How are things going? -

    Could be used when...peering over someone's shoulder unannounced when cooking kai

    Possible response:

    E pai ana.  Kua tata te maoa o ngā kai.

    Good.  The kai is nearly cooked.

  • Moana Timoko

    Whā tekau!!!

    Tēnā koutou katoa!  Ko tēnei te mihi ki ngā kaituhituhi o Tō tātou reo - Tō tātou wero!

    Hoki mai apōpō mō taku whakarāpopototanga!!!  Ko apōpō te rā mutunga o Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

    Arohatia te reo, arohatia te reo!!!!

  • Moana Timoko

    Kia ora anō e hoa mā, e tai mā.

    Ko ēnei ētahi o ngā rārangi kōrero i puta.

    • Tēnā koe - Greetings to you
    • Ngā mihi - Greetings
    • Tēnā koutou e tai mā - Greetings friends
    • Ngā mihi o te ahiahi - Afternoon greetings
    • Ngā mihi nui o te ra ki a koe e te hoa - Greetings of the day to you my friend
    • Mōrena taku kōtiro - Morning my girl
    • Ata mārie e te tau - good morning darling!
    • Nau mai e te rā, haere rā e te pō! Salutations to the break of day, valediction to the night passed!
    • Kātahi rā te rangi ātaahua!  What a beautiful day!!!
    • Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou - Big greetings you (you all - 3 or more)
    • Nei rā te owha ki a koe! I salute thee!
    • Tania ... kia kaha rā!  Tania, go hard!
    • E hoa!  Koia kai a koe!  (You da bomb buddy!!!)
    • Ae Tania, kia māia tonu - Yip, keep at it Tania
    • Nau mai e te rangi tuatoru - Bring on day three!
    • Kai whea mai koe Moana - Neeeeeeeeat alright Moana!
    • E te whaea tēnā koe - Greetings to you Ma'am!
    • Kātahi rā te rangi makariri!
    • Kai whea mai koe Mo!  Āe, ka rawe ... kātahi rā te rangi makariri i Ōtautahi!!!  Engari anō i Heretaunga nei, he mahana kē! - Neeeeeat alright Mo!  Awesome ... what a cold day it is in Christchurch.  But not here in Hastings ... it's warm!
    • Kātahi rā te rangi kāpuapua - What a cloudy day
    • He rā mokopuna! A sunny day (a day for the mokopuna to be out enjoying the sunshine!)
    • He rangi paki! It's a fine day! So so-ish!
    • Mōrena tamariki mā - Morning children
    • Ngā mihi o te ata Moana - Good morning Moana
    • Kātahi rā te ata makariri i Pōneke! It's a buggery of a cold morning in Wellies!!
    • He okewa, meāke tātau rokohanga e te ua -  It's nimbus cloud, soon we'll have rain.
    • He rangi kōruki - A cloudy day
    • Ehara koe i te tangata noa iho, he momo koe! Depending on the tone it could be interpreted to something like this- You're not just anyone...You're awesome! 
    • I titiro noa iho mai ia ki a au (She just looked at me)
    • Pai marika ki te kite i a koe - I would translate this to mean - It's dam good to see you!!!
    • E haramai tētahi āhua!!!...Ko koe tēnā Beth?
    • Surprised to see someone....Awesomely awesome to see this person....Dis t'at you Beth???
    • Ngāpuhi saying - E haramai tētahi āhua! - I translate this to mean Awesomely, awesome!
    • Parahutihuti ana - flat out, fast!
    • Free kai! Get down there quick - parahutihuti ana!!
    • Ei ... harooo!  (Hey, hullo!!)  Transliteration ... but still a great mihi!!
    • Kāre he pāinga i a koe Mo!!!  No one quite like you Mo!
    • Tēnā koutou - Greetings to you (group of 3 or more)
    • Nau mai ki te reta o te wiki – Welcome to this week’s newsletter/letter.
    • Nau mai, rere atu taku manu kōrero ... "  (Salutations, my messenger is in flight ... "
    • E ngā matua/mātua, e ngā whaea i haere mai nei ki te tautoko i tō tātou huinga, tēnā rā koutou katoa - E/Kai ngā mātua kua haramai ki te tautoko i tō tātau huinga/noho tahitanga tēnā rā koutou/tātau katoa! - Greetings gents, ladies... who have come to support our hui.  
    • Nau mai ki tēnei pānui o te wiki/marama - Welcome to this pānui of the week/month
    • Tau Kē - Awesome
    • Aue, kua tūtaki anō!  - Wow we've met again!!!!  
    • Hōtō ōu mahi e hoa! Your work is choice!  
    • Wananei ōu mahi! What awesome work! 
    • Ko wai ka tū ki te mura o te ahi?  Who will be first in the hot seat/to face the fire?  A great one to say when you are looking for volunteers... in a staff meeting, classroom, for a game etc. 
    • Kia pai tō pō – Have a good night
    • Ngā mihi o te ata ki a koe Moana – Morning greetings to you Moana
    • E mara! This is a form of address to a friend (Northern territory - Ngāpuhi reo) 
    • E hika! As above but from the Coast! 
    • E tino hari ana ahau! I’m feeling rather happy.
    • E hari ana ahau.  I am happy.
    • E kī ana taku ngakau.  My heart is full.
    • I ngā wā katoa.  All of the time
    • Kai runga noa atu koe.  Good on you.
    • Hena(Ngāpuhi speak for tēnā), tukuna mai! “Hena tukuna mai” or just “Hena”  Or generically “Karawhiua mai”
    • A way of saying, "Bring it on!"
    • Ki te hoe e hoa mā!!! - Lets do this people!!!! - a way to encourage us/others to keep at it
    • Ngā mihi o te....ata - Morning greetings
    • Ngā mihi o te....ahiahi - Afternoon greetings
    • Ngā mihi o te....pō - Evening greetings
    • Ngā mihi o te wā...ki a koe - Greetings (of the time) to you
    • Ngā mihi o te wā...ki a kōrua - to you two
    • Ngā mihi o te wā...ki a koutou - to you all (3 or more)
    • Hōake! Let's go, let's jet, we're off!
    • Hoatu! Go forth - go ahead
    • Hoatu koe. Kei mahue koe i te waka!  You go on or you'll miss the boat!
    • E pēhea ana koe? How are you?
    • E pēhea ana koe i tēnei ata?  How are you this morning?
    • E pēhea ana koe i tēnei ahiahi?  How are you this afternoon?
    • E pēhea ana koe i tēnei pō?  How are you this evening?
    • You may have heard... Kei te pēhea koe? Means the same - but different speak for us Ngāpuhi from the Norta!
    • Aue e heke ana te ua i Tauranga!  Heck it’s raining in Tauranga!
    • E pai ana ahau. I am good.
    • E māuiui ana ahau.  I am sick...not feeling well.
    • E hōha ana ahau.  I am frustrated/bored.
    • E kore au e tuku i te rā kia tō, kia rongo rā anō koe i a au 
    • I will not allow the sun to set until you hear me!
    • Kaua e wareware ngā tohutō e kare mā ... !!!  Don’t forget the macrons e hoa mā!!
    • Tika tāu Beth!!!  You’re right Beth!!!
    • E whiti ana te rā i Tauranga i tēnei ata.  The sun is shining this morning in Tauranga.
    • E pēhea ana koe?  This is what I use from the NORTA
    • Kei te pēhea koe? 
    • E pai ana ahau.  This is what I use from the NORTA
    • Kei te pai ahau.
    • E pēhea ana koe?  How are you? Taua āhua rā anō.  Same as always. 
    • Kua pai katoa ngā tohutō e hoa!  Ka pai hoki koe!  You macrons are good my friend.  Well done you!
    • More responses to -  "E pēhea ana koe?" Tino pai rawa - Very well.
    • Tino pai rawa atu - Very well indeed.
    • Pai mutunga - Very well indeed.
    • Ngā mihi o te ata
    • Ngā mihi o te ahiahi
    • Ngā mihi o te pō
    • Ngā mihi o te wā ki a koe
    • Ngā mihi o te wā ki a kōrua
    • Ngā mihi o te wā ki a koutou 
    • Ngā mihi o ata ki a koe e hoa
    • Ngā mihi o te ahiahi ki a kōrua
    • Ngā mihi o te pō ki a koutou katoa
    • Kātahi te ata makariri ko tēnei!  
    • More responses to: E pēhea ana koe?  E pai ana ahau.  I am good
    • E pēhea ana koe i tēnei ata?
    • E māuiui ana ahau i te ata nei.
    • E māuiui ana ahau i tēnei ata.
    • E pēhea ana koe i tēnei ahiahi?
    • E hōhā ana ahau.
    • E hōhā ana ahau i tēnei ahiahi.
    • E pēhea ana koe i tēnei pō?
    • Ka nui te pai e hoa.  Ka nui te pai.
    • E ara e te rā, e ara!  Kei hea a Tama-nui-te-rā i tēnei ata makariri?  
    • E pēhea ana koe?
    • Taua āhua rā anō.  Same as always
    • Ka pai kua tūtaki anō tāua!  Good one, we've met again you and I!
    • Ka pai kua tūtaki anō tao!  Ngāpuhi speak
    • Tēnā koe e kara.  Kara - term used to refer to a male (usually older than the speaker).  
    • Tēnā koe e koro.  In Ngāpuhi koro is a term of endearment often used when recoginising a younger male - relatives and grandchildren.  Elsewhere koro is used for older men/grandfather.
    • Haere mai kia harirū tāua.  Haere mai kia harirū tao. (Ngāpuhi speak) Come let us shake hands...embrace/kiss/hongi
    • E aha ana koe?  What are you doing? 
    • E aha ana koe i tēnei ata?  What are you doing this morning?
    • E aha ana koe i tēnei rā?  What are you today today?
    • E aha ana koe i tēnei ahiahi?  What are you doing this afternoon?
    • E aha ana koe a te ahiahi?  What are you doing this (coming) afternoon?
    • E aha ana koe i tēnei pō?  What are you doing tonight (already night time)?
    • E aha ana koe a te pō?  What are you doing tonight?  (This evening/night)
    • E aha ana koe?  What are you doing?
    • Horekau noa iho.  Nothing in particular.
    • Aua hoki.  I don't know.
    • E noho ana ahau i te kāinga.  I'm staying at home.
    • E noho noa iho ana i te kāinga.  I'm just staying at home.
    • Mangu pai te whare! - The whare is full of (brown/black) people....Full of Māori!
    • He taonga te wareware - Forgetfulness is an asset!
    • E pēhea ana koe?  How are you?
    • E pai ana.  Pēhea oti koe?  I am good.  What about you?
    • Tō ora hoki.  You look well.
    • Te ora hoki o tō kanohi.  You look well. (Your face looks well)
    • Tō ātaahua hoki.  You look beautiful.
    • Pai te hanga!  Beautiful!  
    • Nau mai, haere mai.  Welcome
    • Nau mai, kuhu mai.  Welcome, come in.
    • Nau mai, hoatu.  Welcome, go forth.  Could be said as you are welcoming someone into your whare, directing your manuhiri from behind to enter.
    • Tino taimaha te mahi. The workload is heavy - I'm bombarded with mahi.
    • Hei aha.  He rā anō apōpō.  Never mind - There's another day tomorrow.
    • He mihi nui ki a....koe/kōrua/koutou.  A big greeting/thanks to...you/you two/a group of more than two.
    • He mihi aroha ki a.... A loving greeting/thanks to....
    • He mihi mahana ki a .....  A warm greeting/thanks to....
    • He mihi miharo ki a ..... An amazing/gracious/marvellous greeting/thanks to....
    • Ko tēnei te mihi atu ki a....koe/kōrua/koutou. This is a greeting/thanks to..you/you two/a group of more than 2
    • Ko tēnei te mihi nui ki a....This is a big greeting.thanks to....
    • Ko tēnei te mihi mahana ki a....This is a warm greeting/thanks to....
    • Ko tēnei te mihi miharo ki a....This is an amazing/gracious/marvellous greeting/thanks to.... 
    • Arohatia te reo - Cherish the language!
    • Me kōrero, me kōrero!  I/we/you should speak, speak.
    • Te ātaahua o te reo Māori.  The beauty of the Māori Language.
    • Haere mai ki konei kai ai.  Come over for kai.
    • Hou mai.  Come in
    • Kuhu mai.  Come in
    • Te pai hoki o tēnei rā.  This is a fine day.
    • Te pai hoki o taua rā.  That day mentioned was a fine day.
    • Te pai hoki o aua rā.  Those days mentioned were mighty fine.
    • Te mākū hoki o tēnei rā.  It is such a wet day.
    • Te kohu hoki o tēnei ata.  It is such a misty morning.
    • Te makariri hoki o tēnei pō.  It is such a cold night.
    • E pēhea ana te haere o ngā mahi?  How are things going? - Could be used when...peering over someone's shoulder unannounced when cooking kai
    • Possible response: E pai ana.  Kua tata te maoa o ngā kai. Good.  The kai is nearly cooked.

    Ko tēnei te mihi aroha ki ngā kaituhituhi o Tō tātou reo - Tō tātou wero!