Greeting to wish someone wellness
Greeting to 1/2/3+ people
Ko (your name) ahau. Ko wai koe?
I am (your name). Who are you?
Nō (Place name) ahau. Nō hea koe?
I am from (place name). Where are you from?
Kei (place name) ahau e mahi ana? Kei hea koe e mahi ana?
I currently work at (place name). Where do you currently work?
He aha te kai/inu pai ki a koe?
What is your favourite food/drink?
He (favourite food) te kai/inu pai ki a ahau.
My favourite food/drink is…..
He aha tēnei / tēnā / tērā?
What is this object/ that (close to who you are speaking to) / that? (Object located away from us both) (Plural – remove the ‘t’ e.g tenei = enei)
He tamariki/mokopuna āu?
Do you have children/grandchildren?
Ae, toko (number of children/grandchildren) aku tamariki/mokopuna
Yes I have ….. children/grandchildren
He (object name) tēnei / tēnā / tērā.
This/that is a …….
Homai koa te (object name)
Please pass me the (object name)
He pai ki te tutaki i a koe
It was nice to meet you!
Ka kite anō
I’ll see you again