The New Zealand Herald, in collaboration with Māori Television and the Māori Language Commission, is marking New Zealand's 40th Maori Language Week with Māori words and phrases for a different theme each day.
How was your sleep?
I pēhea tō moe?
Would you like cereal and toast for breakfast?
Mō te parakuihi, ka hiahia huapata me te tōhi koe?
Have you had breakfast?
Kua kai parakuihi koe?
Have you got your lunch?
Kei a koe tō kai tina?
Can you hang the washing out?
Ka taea e koe te whakairi i ngā kākakhu?
Bring the washing in please.
Tēnā koa haria mai ngā kākāhu.
Can you give me a ride?
Ka tāea te kawe i au?
What time will you be home?
A whea koe ka hoki ki te kāinga?
Can you turn that off while I'm talking to you?
Whakawetohia tērā i te wā e kōrero ana au ki a koe.
I can multitask.
Ka taea e au ngā mahi maha i te wā kotahi/ Mē he wheke.
Words of the Day
Mahi maha i te wā kotahi