MAORI WORD OF THE WEEK

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The Taupo & Tu­rangi Week­ender sup­ports Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori, the Maori Lan­guage Com­mis­sion’s cam­paign to in­crease New Zealan­ders’ te reo Maori vo­cab­u­lary by run­ning a dif­fer­ent Maori word to learn each week.

This week’s word: ko­rero(tia) — talk/speak

Ko­rero al­ways takes ‘ki’ rather than ‘i’.

I ko­rero te ko­roua ki tana tahu.

The old man spoke to his love.

- this is an ex­am­ple of an ac­tive sen­tence

Kua ko­rerotia te tamaiti e tona ka­iako.

The child has been spo­ken to by his/her teacher.

This is an ex­am­ple of a pas­sive sen­tence.Ka ko­rero ia ki te ku­ramahita.

She will speak to the head­mas­ter.

This is an ex­am­ple of an ac­tive sen­tence

Kei te ko­rerotia ia e te ku­ramahita.

She is be­ing spo­ken to by the head­mas­ter

This is an ex­am­ple of a pas­sive sen­tence

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