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  • ngā āwhā

    storms (2)

    tono (a)

    to send, command, ask for, request, demand, apply for

    pānui

    (v) to announce, notify, advertise, publish, proclaim, read or speak aloud (n) public notice, announcement, poster, proclamation

    kaimahi

    worker, employee

    raranga

    to weave

    harakeke

    flax

    Rāhoroi

    Saturday

    kohi

    to gather, collect

    ruku

    to dive, diving, dive for

    roto

    (1) the inside, in, within, interior (2) lake

    pupū

    to bubble up, boil, spring up

    ake

    forever; from below, upwards

    ngahere

    forest

    rākau

    tree

    tēpu

    table

    hipi

    sheep

    pukapuka

    book

    hōiho

    horse

    motukā

    motorcar

    moni

    money

    āporo

    apple

    tūru

    chair

    ataahua

    beautiful

    kaha

    strong

    white, clean

    ora

    well, alive

    reka

    sweet

    mōhio

    wise/clever

    hine

    girl, young woman (short for kotiro)

    kare

    an intimate friend (1)

    tama

    son, boy

    whaea

    mother, aunt, female teacher

    tangata

    person, man

    pakeke

    grown-up, adult

    wahine

    woman, wife

    koroua

    elderly man

    tamariki

    children

    matua

    father, uncle, sir

    kui

    elderly woman, short form of kuia

    tīemiemi

    seesaw, to move up and down

    e mara

    friend (northern dialect) (2)

    hiakai

    hungry (1)

    pēhea

    how

    moko

    grandchild (short form)

    mokopuna

    grandchild

    pau

    be exhausted, used up (1)

    tiemi

    to play seesaw

    Ko wai tō ingoa?

    What is your name? (you = 1)

    Ko Hēmi taku ingoa.

    My name is James (Hēmi)

    wherū

    weary, tired, exhausted, worn out, absolutely stuffed

    hunaonga

    son-in-law, daughter-in-law

    kei

    marker for present time

    pokea

    inundated

    tonu

    still, continuing

    hau

    wind, essence, vitality (1 word)

    ngenge

    tired (1)

    kua pau te hau

    exhausted (4 word phrase)

    Kei te ngenge.

    I'm tired. (3 word phrase)

    Kei te pēhea koe?

    How are you? (you = 1)

    Kei te wherū.

    I'm exhausted, absolutely stuffed. (in answer to question, "how are you?") (3)

    Kei te kaha tonu.

    still strong (in answer to question, "how are you?") (4.)

    kei te pērā tonu

    (I'm) just the same

    Kei te pokea e te mahi.

    I'm very busy, I'm snowed under (with work) (6)

    Kei mutunga kē mai o te pai.

    never better (in answer to question, "how are you?")

    Heoi anō.

    so so, well enough (in answer to question, "how are you?") (also other meanings. e.g. "so much for that") (2)

    mutunga

    end, finish

    tīmatanga

    beginning

    mai

    towards the speaker

    taku

    my (this is the form which must be followed by a noun)

    tuakana

    older sister of female, older brother of male, cousin from more senior branch of family

    tuakāna

    older sisters of female, older brothers of male, cousins from more senior branch of family

    teina

    younger sister of female, younger brother of male, cousin of the same gender of a junior line

    tēina

    younger sisters of female, younger brothers of male, cousins of the same gender of a junior line

    tungāne

    brother or cousin of female

    tuahine

    sister or cousin of male

    tuāhine

    sisters or cousins of male

    tamāhine

    daughter, girl

    inu

    to drink

    ahau/au

    I (__/__)

    moe

    to sleep

    takakau

    unmarried, single

    māuiui

    to be weary or sick

    ingoa

    name

    whanga

    bay, estuary

    parāoa

    (1) whale, (2) bread, flour dough

    upoko

    head, chapter of a book, verse of a song

    pōro

    ball

    tākaro

    to play

    to haul, drag; your (singular); stem of plant (and other meanings too...)

    neke

    to shift, move

    tōneke

    supermarket trolley

    ākonga

    student

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