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Te Reo Cheatsheet

A simple cheatsheet of teaching-related language to use in the classroom or on ngā kirita. Use Paekupu for pūtaiao specific language.

WeekdaysMonthsNumbers
RāhinaKohi-tāteaTahi
RātuHui-tanguruRua
RāapaPoutū-te-rangiToru
RāparePaenga-whāwhāWhā
RāmereHaratuaRimu
RāhoroiPipiriOno
RātapuHōngongoiWhitu
Here-turi-kōkāWaru
MahuruIwa
Whiringa-ā-nukuTekau
Whiringa-ā-rangi
Hakihea

Planning & Classroom Vocabulary 🔗

Praise 🔗

Achieved/Paetae 🔗

Pai tō mahi!
Good work!
Ngā mihi i tō mahi!
Acknowledgements for your work!

Merit/Kaiaka 🔗

Ka rawe tō mahi!
Fine/great work!
Tau kē!
Awesome!
Tino pai tō mahi!
Your work is really great!

Excellence/Kairangi 🔗

Whakamiharo ana!
Superb!
Mīharo
Wonderful
Koia kei a koe!
You’re awesome!
Ka mau te wehi!
Amazing!
Kei runga noa atu!
Outstanding/just the best!

Greetings 🔗

Formal Letter or Email 🔗

Tēnā koe (Name)
Dear (Name) (greeting one person)
Tēnā kōrua
Greeting two people (don’t insert the names)
Tēnā koutou
Greeting three or more people

Informal Letter or Email 🔗

Kia ora
Hello, good morning, good afternoon and thank you
Kia ora kōrua
Hello to two people
Kia ora kotou
Hello to three or more people
Mōrena/Ata Mārie
Good morning

Signoffs 🔗

From
Nāku, nā
Yours faithfully
Nāku iti noa, nā
Yours sincerely
Ngā mihi
Kind regards or thank you
Ngā mihi nui
Kind regards (with more emphasis on gratitude)
Hei konā mai
Goodbye for now
Mā te wā
Bye for now, see you later
Noho ora mai
Stay well, look after yourself, good bye
Kia pai tō rā
Have a nice day
Kia pai tō kōrua rā
Have a nice day (two people)
Kia pai tō koutou rā
Have a nice day (three or more people)
Kia pai tō rā whakatā
Have a great weekend!

Other 🔗

Ngā mihi
Thank you
Ngā mihi nui
Thank you very much
Ngā mihi maioha
Thank you with appreciation
Aroha mai
Sorry, I’m sorry, my apologies
Kei te pēhea koe?
How are you? (one person)
Kei to pēhea kōrua?
How are you? (two people)
Kei to pēhea koutou?
How are you? (three or more people)
Kei te pai
I’m well
Kei te tino pai
I’m very well
Kia manahau!
Enjoy!
Ka mau te wehi!
Awesome! Fantastic!
Mere Kirihimete
Merry Christmas