Te Reo Māori Flashcards for Small Talk and Instructions in the Classroom

Do you feel awkward in a class room setting when everyone’s speaking te reo Māori or you’re not sure what the teacher is asking?  I hope that these flashcards will help you out.

As the flash card program won’t recognize macrons where a vowel should be stressed I’ve doubled the vowel to help with pronunciation.  But remember not to change the sound of the vowel, just hold on to the syllable that it appears in for a bit longer.

 

  • Hello (to one person)
    Teenaa koe
  • Hello (to two people)
    Teenaa koorua
  • Hello (to more than two people)
    Teenaa koutou
  • Hi
    Kia ora
  • Good morning
    Moorena
  • Good morning
    Ata maarie
  • Good afternoon
    Ahiahi maarie
  • Good evening - Goodnight
    Poo maarie
  • What's your name?
    Ko wai too ingoa?
  • My name's Tim.
    Ko Tim tooku ingoa. (oo class)
  • My name is Tim.
    Ko Tim taku ingoa. (neutral)
  • Where are you from?
    Noo hea koe?
  • I'm from Northland.
    Noo te Tai Tokerau ahau.
  • You don't say!
    E kii raa!
  • Is that right!
    Nee!
  • You don't say!
    Nee raa!
  • Are you (1) ready?
    Kua reri (koe)?
  • Are you (all) ready?
    Kua reri koutou (katoa)?
  • I have a question.
    He paatai taku.
  • I have no idea.
    E aua.
  • It's a lovely day isnt it!
    "Tino pai te rangi, nee raa?"
  • It's really cold!
    Te makariri hoki o te rangi!
  • Where's Sam?
    Kei hea a Sam?
  • Maybe she's absent.
    Kei te ngaro pea ia.
  • S/he is sick.
    Kei te mate ia.
  • Thats great!
    Tino pai rawa atu!
  • That's lovely!
    Ka rawe!
  • Shall we start?
    Me tiimata taatou?
  • Do you all understand?
    Kua maarama koutou?
  • Get started.
    Me tiimata koutou.
  • Listen carefully.
    Aata whakarongo.
  • Work quietly.
    Mahi nguu / Aata mahi.
  • Any questions?
    He paatai aa koutou?
  • What would you like?
    He aha maau?
  • Have you finished?
    Kua oti i a koutou?
  • Youre all awesome.
    Tumeke koutou.
  • Great work!
    Ka pai to mahi!
  • Anyone else?
    Tetahi atu?
  • I'm so sorry.
    Aroha mai.
  • Don't forget.
    Kaua e wareware.
  • I'll help.
    Maaku e aawhina.
  • Good! Right!
    Ka tika!
  • Wow! Oh boy!
    E hika maa!
  • Oh no!
    Auee!
  • Hang in there!
    Kia mau!
  • You can do it!
    Ka taea e koe.
  • You're right.
    Tino tika koe. / Kei te tika koe.
  • Thanks for your help.
    Teenaa koe i to aawhina.
  • Have you (1) got your homework?
    Kei a koe too mahi kainga?
  • Whose is this homework?
    Naa wai teenei mahi kainga>
  • Do you (all) want to ....?
    Kei te pirangi koutou ki te ....?
  • Who has got ....
    Kei a wai ...
  • No!
    Karekau! / Ehee!
  • Thats enough!
    Kaati!
  • Thats hard.
    Te uaua hoki.
  • I'm tired.
    Kua pau taku hau.
  • I don't understand.
    Kaaore au i te maarama.
  • I don't know.
    Kaaore au e moohio. / Aua.
  • That's wrong.
    Kei te hee teenaa.
  • I didn't hear that.
    Kaaore au i rongo i teenaa.
  • Can you say that again?
    Koorero mai anoo.
  • Can you speak more slowly?
    Aata koorero.
  • Can you spell that for me?
    Tauria mai teenaa kupu.
  • Please speak louder.
    Kia kaha ake too reo.
  • Wait.
    Taihoa.
  • Be quiet.
    Turituri.
  • Be quiet.
    Hoihoi.
  • Look (this way).
    Titiro mai.
  • Turn this way.
    Huri mai.
  • Turn away.
    Huri atu.
  • Give to ...
    Hoatu ki ...
  • Listen here.
    Whakarongo mai.
  • You should listen.
    Me whakarongo koutou.
  • Awesome!
    Ka mau te wehi!
  • Settle down. Be still.
    Kia tau.
  • Speak to me in Maaori.
    Koorero Maaori mai.
  • Look for it.
    Kimihia.
  • Fetch.
    Tiikina.
  • Right now.
    Inaaianei tonu.
  • Be quick.
    Kia tere.
  • Dont do that.
    Kaua e peenaa.
  • Dont talk.
    Kaua e koorero.
  • Whats the Maaori word for ....
    He aha te kupu Maaori moo ...
  • How do I say ...
    Me peehea taku kii ...
  • Understood?
    Kua marama?
  • Finished?
    Kua mutu?
  • Its not good.
    Kaaore i te pai.
  • I'll shut the door.
    Maaku e kati te kuuaha.
  • I'll turn off the lights.
    Maaku e whakaweto ngaa raiti.
  • It's not me.
    Ehara ko au.
  • It's not mine.
    Ehara naaku.
  • Don't come in/leave.
    Kaua e kuhu/puta.
  • I don't agree.
    Kaaore au e whakaae.
  • Enough said.
    Me mutu pea i konei.
  • website
    pae tukutuku
  • resources
    rauemi
  • I'm off.
    Kua hoki au.
  • Bye (if youre leaving or on the phone)
    Hei konaa raa.
  • Bye (to someone leaving)
    Hei konei raa. / Haere atu raa.
  • Can I go to the bathroom?
    Tukua mai kia haere ki te wharepaku?
  • "The fewer the words, the bigger the impact of the speech."
    "He iti te kupu, he nui te korero"