Word of the day

11/09/2019

Āwhina – to assist, help, support, benefit; assisting, aiding, helping, benefitting.

From the Maori Dictionary for te wiki o te reo Māori – Maori Language Week.


Word of the day

10/09/2019

Whakaute – respectto respect, show respect, tend, care for, prepare.

From the Maori Dictionary for  te wiki o te reo Māori Maori Language Week 


Word of the day

09/09/2019

Pāhekoheko – to combine, co-operate, join, join together, unite, interact, associate, integrate, mix; combining, co-operative, joint, united, interactive, associated, integrated, mixed; connection, relationship, association, interaction, combination.

From the Maori Dictionary for  te wiki o te reo Māori/ Maori Language Week


Word of the day

17/09/2018

Atamai –  knowing, quick-witted, ready, intelligent; intellect.

(Celebrating Maori Language Week).


Word of the day

16/09/2018

Hari – to be delighted, happy, glad; to dance, sing a song to a dance, lead a song.

(Celebrating Maori Language Week)


Word of the day

14/09/2018

Tika – to be correct, true, upright, right, just, fair, accurate, appropriate, lawful, proper, valid; straight, direct, keep on a direct course; correctly, directly, fairly, justly, straight; truth, correctness, directness, justice, fairness, righteousness, right.

(Celebrating Maori Language Week)


Word of the day

13/09/2018

Hautupua – to be fearsome, formidable, awesome; remarkable, monstrous.

(Celebrating Maori Language Week).


Word of the day

12/09/2018

Tauwhirotanga – caring, kindness, compassion.

(It’s Maori Language Week).


Word of the day

11/09/2018

Manauhea – to be weak, in ill health; reluctant.

(It’s Maori Language Week)


Word of the day

10/09/2018

Paheko – to combine, cooperate, join.

(For Maori Language Week).


Not achieved

28/07/2012

The Herald has three quizzes for Maori language week – my vocabulary would get a not achieved:

Only 3/10 for greetings; 5/10 for body parts (two of which were guesses) and 8/10 for food.

 

 


6/10

08/07/2011

6/10 in the NZ Herald’s Maori Language quiz.


6/10

08/07/2011

6/10 in the NZ Herald’s Maori Language Week quiz. 

Would have been 7 had I thought before clicking on the earth mother one.


7/10

06/07/2011

7/10 in the NZ Herald’s Maori Language Week quiz – like yesterday I was fooled by one of the photos.


4/10 and 8/10

05/07/2011

The NZ herald has a Maori language quiz.

I got a lowly 4/10 in yesterday’s on greetings – hint don’t be fooled by the pictures.

I did better with today’s on food – 8/10.

 


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