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.