Maori Language - An Introduction for Travellers and Newcomers
2017 edition: Maori language course, ideal for New Zealand travellers and newcomers who would like to understand or even speak some sentences in Te Reo Maori and learn more about the underlying Maori culture.
Sections: Introduction / Visiting a marae / Words / Basic grammar: How to form simple sentences / Example sentences / Songs / Proverbs / Maori prayers / Resources. More
New and revised 2017 edition.
Short Maori language course for New Zealand travellers and newcomers who would like to understand or even speak some sentences in Te Reo Maori and learn more about the underlying Maori culture.
History and related languages - The alphabet - Pronounciation - What makes learning Te Reo easier - What makes learning Te Reo difficult - Visiting a marae - Pōwhiri - Greetings in the marae - Introducing oneself in the marae - Whai kōrero
Words you probably already know! - Words which are often used - Greetings - Countries - Cities - New Zealand places - Names - Numbers - Weekdays - Months - Seasons - Times - Local expressions - Colours - The human body - Religion and culture - School - Family - Food - Modern words - Other frequently occurring words - Texting in Te Reo - Maori English slang - Auxiliary words and particles
Basic grammar: how to form simple sentences
Articles - Personal pronouns - Present tense - Past tense - Future tense - Passive - Possessive pronouns - Adjective reinforcements - Commands - Negation - Example sentences - Questions and answers - Other example sentences - Waiata - Proverbs - Prayers - More resources - Learning resources: internet - Learning resources: books - Online dictionaries - Other interesting resources - The author
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