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Te Kupu o te Wiki – 2016/17

We are again bringing Te Kupu o te Wiki / Rerenga Kōrero o te Wiki to you for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)… for a year!

Te Kupu o te Wiki - Whāngaihia te Reo

The theme for this year is:

ākina te reo – behind you all the way

which is about using te reo Māori to support people, to inspire and to cheer on.

Register for Kupu o te Rā and you will also receive Te Kupu o te Wiki every Monday.

Want to plan ahead or practise to impress your friends? Here are the kupu together with the sound files (MP3s) and PDFs (as they become available) to put on your wall.

Kupu
Kia kaha e hoa mā!Let's go team!
Irā!Look at that!
Kei reira!Right on! That's the one!
Koia kei a ...... great / really nailed it!
Tau kē Aotearoa!Awesome Aotearoa!
Karawhiua!Give it heaps! Give it all you got!
Ka wani kē!Awesome! Fabulous!
Ki te paepiro rā anō!To the try line!
Ka pai hoki koe!Good on you!
Ka kino kē...!... are/is too much!
Kāore i tua atu i a koe!There’s no one better than you!
Ka mau te wehi!That's outstanding!
Eke panuku!Win! Made it!
Ko koe taku toa!You're my star player!
Whiua te pōro!Throw the ball!
Ko wai i toa? Ko tātou katoa!Who won? We all won!
Tō hoariri, kei muri i a koe!Your opponent, behind you!
Kua piro!It's a point / It's a try!
E oma!Run!
Kia manawanui!Hang in there!
Kāore i kō mai, i kō atu i a koe!There's no one else better than you!
Mea rawa ake, i hinga/toa rātou!Next minute, they lost/won!
Tino kino te pai!Quite the best!
Nāna tāna mahi!She's/He's the best!
Waimarie!Lucky!
kino kēawesome
whai (whāia)to follow, to chase, to pursue
Hāua te pōro!Hit the ball!
Haukerekerehia!Smash ‘em!
Patua!Hit it!
Ānana!That's it!
Engari koe!Get you! Gee, you're the one!
Parahutihuti ana te haere!They went flat out!
Koina!Yes, that's it!
Rutua (te hoariri)!Tackle (the opponent)!
Kīkia te pōro!Kick the ball!
Heke ana te werawera!Lots of sweat!
Tapatapahi ana!Cool! Choice!
Eke Tangaroa!Win! Made it!
Hopukina!Catch it!
Wetiweti ana!Mean! Wicked!
Tangohia!Take it!
Kua riro te pōro!Lost the ball!
Kei raro e putu ana!We/They lost!
Kei te wātea a ...!... is free!
Karohia te hoariri!Dodge the opponent!
Kaua e mate wheke mate ururoa!Don’t die like an octopus, die like a hammerhead shark!
Kotahi atu ki te paepiro!Straight to the try line!
Purere ana te oma!Ran like a flash!
Mau mau ana!Caught! Nabbed!
Koirā!Yes, that's the one!
Wheowheo ana te haere!They went at full speed!

Some good resources:

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