Danny Watson - Te Reo language week
Danny Watson - Te Reo language week

Te Reo with Danny Watson - Māori language week

Danny Watson 13/09/2021

Follow along all week this week as each day we add a new episode of some general terms and phrases you can use when speaking Te Reo. Join Danny Watson as he breaks down some simple terms in an easy to follow and relaxed series.

Episode Whā (Four): How to give a Pepeha (introdcution)

Danny Watson breaks down a Pepeha and how you can follow along or even give one the next time you might be on a Marae!

Words & phrases used in this video:

Kia ora whānau - Welcome family

korero - talk

Danny Watson taku ingoa - My name is Danny Watson

Pepeha - Introduction

Maunga - Mountain

Whanga - Harbour

Awa - River

Wharenui - Main communal house on a Marae

Whenua - Country/Land

Marae - Communal place owned by the tribe

Tupuna - a grandparent or ancestor

Episode Toru (Three): Greeting multiple people

Now you know how to greet someone, but what about groups of people? You hear these phrases all the time on the TV & radio so Danny is here to help explain what these common greetings mean.

Words & phrases used in this video:

Kia ora whānau = Welcome family

Kia ora = Welcome

Tena koe = Greetings to you

Ko au = It's me

Ko koe = It's you

Ko tahi = It's one

E rua = Two

Tena kōrua = Greetings to you both

Tahi = One

Rua = Two

Tena koutou = Greetings

Ngā mihi = Thanks

Episode Rua (Two): No more enemies!

Keep your enemies close, your friends closer, and your angry friends even closer! Danny Watson takes us a little deeper into Te Reo in episode Rua.

Words & phrases used in this video:

Kia ora whānau = Welcome family

Nau mai haere mai = Welcome to come

Tena koe e hoa = Greetings friend

Tena koe = Greetings

Hoa = Friend

Hoariri = Enemies

Riri = Angry

Hoa Riri = Angry Friends

Episode Tahi (One): Introductions & Responses

In this episode Danny teaches us some general greetings and reponses you can use while speaking Te Reo.

Words & phrases used in this video:

Kia ora = Hello/Welcome

Ngā kākano = Seeds 

Kia ora e hoa = Hello friends

Kei te pai = It's fine

Pai āna = I'm well

Ka nui te ora = I am full of wellness/Life will be great

He tino wera = It is very hot

Kei te ngenge au = I'm tired

Ko au = It's me

Ko koe = It's you