MĀORI WORD OF THE WEEK

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

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

This week’s word: titiro

(tiro­hia) - look

Kei te titiro au ki te tamaiti e men­emene mai ana.

I am look­ing at the child who is smil­ing at me. titiro usu­ally takes ‘ki’ rather than ‘i’ – it does oc­cur with ‘i’ and means to look at closely, to study. Kua tiro­hia nga¯ ta¯onga e nga¯ tauira.

The arte­facts have been looked at by the stu­dents.

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