Phrases

Phrase drills site

This is a great resource for getting comfortable with phrases and has video to assist with pronunciation.
http://www.maorilanguage.net/phrase_drills/phrase_drills_category.cfm

Ngā mihi – Greetings

http://www.maorilanguage.net/phrase_drills/phrase_drills_lesson.cfm?learningsubcategoryid=1

Kia ora, Ata mārie, Mōrena. Good morning

Kia ora. Good afternoon/evening

Pō mārie. Good night

E noho rā. (said by person leaving) goodbye.

E haere rā. (said by person staying), goodbye.

Hei kona rā.  goodbye.

Ka kite ano. see you later.

Ngā tamariki – babies

http://www.maorilanguage.net/phrase_drills/phrase_drills_lesson.cfm?learningsubcategoryid=21#

Kaua e tangi – don’t cry

Kaua e whawhai – don’t fight

me tohatoha korua – You two must share

mahitahi – work together

huri mai – turn to face me

takato – lie down

awhi – hug, cuddles

homai te kihi – give me a kiss

kei te hia kai koe – are you hungry

E moe – Go to sleep.

Kei te ngēngē koe? Are you tired?

Kia tau, kia tau. Settle down.

Ka nui tēnā. That’s enough.

Hoihoi koe… Shhh…

Kua kī pea tō kope. Perhaps your nappy is full.

Kia āio tō moe. Have a peaceful sleep.

Kōrero mai! Speak to me

Katakata mai! Laugh for me!

Menemene mai! Smile for me!