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Māori Language Week 2017 Wrap up!


Here is a wrap up (and more) of the phrases from the past week. Thanks again to Dougal, a parent of one of the Year 1-8 students, for helping us with the Māori language side of things!

Māori English Chinese Pinyin Mandarin
Kei te pai au I’m good. Thanks 我很好,谢谢 wǒ hěn hǎo, xiè xie
Kia ora Hi 你好 nǐ hǎo
Ko wai tō ingoa? What is your name? 你叫什么名字? nǐ jiào shén me míng zì?
Ko … taku ingoa My name is… 我叫… wǒ jiào…
Nō hea koe? Where are you from? 你来自哪里? nǐ lái zì nǎ lǐ?
Nō Te Whānga-nui-a-Tara au. I am from Wellington 我来自惠灵顿 wǒ lái zì huì líng dùn
Kei te pēhea koe? How are you? 你好吗? nǐ hǎo ma?
Kei te pai au I am good 我很好 wǒ hěn hǎo
Kei te ora au I am well 我还好 wǒ hái hǎo
Kei te māuiui au I am unwell 我不舒服 wǒ bù shū fú
Kei te hiakai koe? Are you hungry? 你饿了吗? nǐ èr lě ma?
Ae, kei te hiakai au Yes, I am hungry 是的,我饿了 shì de, wǒ èr lě
Kao, kua kī taku puku No, I am full  [Literally: No, my stomach is full] 不,我很饱 bù, wǒ hěn bǎo
Ka kī te anō See you later 一会儿见 yí huì ér jiàn
Kei te kōrero Māori koe? Can you speak Māori? 你会说毛利语吗? nǐ huì shuō máo lì yǔ ma?
Kei te kōrero Mandarin koe? Can you speak Mandarin? 你会说华语吗? nǐ huì shuō huá yǔ ma?
Tēnā koe Hello (to one) 你好 nǐ hǎo
Tēnā kōrua Hello (to two) 你们好 nǐ mēn hǎo
Tēnā koutou Hello(to all) 大家好 dà jiā hǎo

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