GREETINGS IN MAORI MAORI KIA ORA TENA KOE TENA KORUA TENA KOUTOU KEI TE PEHEA KOE? KEI TE PEHEA KORUA? KEI TE PEHEA KOUTOU? ENGLISH HELLO HELLO (ONE PERSON) HELLO (TO TWO PEOPLE) HELLO (TO THREE OR MORE) HOW ARE YOU? HOW ARE YOU TWO? HOU ARE YOU ALL? HELLO HELLO (ONE PERSON) HELLO (TO TWO PEOPLE) HELLO (TO THREE OR MORE) HOW ARE YOU? HOW ARE YOU TWO? HOU ARE YOU ALL?
Kopu hou Maori Haere ra Hare naai Morena English Goodbye (to the person going) Welcome (good)morning
We read a “Maori story” and we made this summary: Hinemoa is a girl and Tuta is a boy. Hinemoa lives in mainland with her father and Tuta in Mokoia. Hinemoa´s father said: “No,you can’t marry my daughter”. But one day Hinemoa and Tuta meet. Tuta can’t stop thinking of Hinemoa. One day Hinemoa and her father sit and listen to Tuta’s flute. Hinemoa’s father says to himself ….the man who can play this song can marry my daughter but he doesn’t say it to Hinemoa.
A Maori story (part 2) Hinemoa and Tuta make a plan. When the people from Mokoia are sleeping, Hinemoa goes to the lake because she wants to get a canoe, but she can’t get it. The following night she tries again but she can’t. She finds branches from the trees and she ties them together. Then, she goes to Mokoia but she doesn’t see the island. Himemoa touches the water and the ground and says: “Yes! Yes! The island is here! Hinemoa is very happy. But she doesn’t find Tuta. Then she sees Tuta through the trees, he is happy because Hinemoa is the most beautiful girl in the world and she loves him. They talk and talk all night about their love and their future life together but in mainland Hinemoa’s father is very angry. Hinemoa’s father and his brother go to Mokoia in a canoe. They go to Tuta’s house and they listen to the flute and now Hinemoa’s father is happy because Tuta is strong and can play the flute. So Tuta and Hinemoa get married.