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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori: Going out

Friday 31st July 2015

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori  Language Week - is being celebrated this week. If you want to learn a few phrases to get you started, look no further.

On a night out, these phrases may be a little harder to remember after a couple of rounds. But flashing your Te Reo skills is surely enough to impress anyone at the bar.

Hōmai te rārangi waina - Bring me the wine list.

Kāore au e kai paipa - Sorry I don’t smoke.

Pai ana ki a koe mehemea ka hoko inu au māu? - Can I buy you a drink?

Homai koa he Steinlager / Vodka Redbull / pia - Can I get a Steinlager / Vodka Redbull / beer.

Hōmai he inu wai - Some water please.

Kei te mate haurangi ahau - I’ve got a hangover.

He pāparakauta mō ngā takatāpui i konei? - Any gay bars around?

Hiahia ana koe ki te hoki mai ki taku kāinga? - Want to come back to my place?

Kei te mate wahine au - I’ve got my period.

He nono pai tēra - Nice ass.

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