August 28, 2020
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Everyday pātai in everyday reo. Looking at ways to ask some everyday questions, we cover words and intonation for asking past and present times, cups of tea, table manners, travel plans, greetings and more - including.
July 24, 2020
Revered full time Te Reo lecturer from AUT and author Hemi Kelly joins Paraone and Snow to go through some of the examples of useful phrases from his book "A Māori Phrase a day". You can purchase his book here: https://www.penguin.co.nz/books/a-maori-phrase-a-day-9780143773412
June 12, 2020
We go though some common mistakes in Te Reo such as whakahua (pronunciation) and plurals, the use of 'āhei' and 'taea', 'i' and 'ki', statives, mai and atu and some good tips for online resources to help your Reo learning.
This week's kīwaha is "Māna" (I could be wrong...)
May 8, 2020
Reo learners and geeks take note. We look at double vowel vs macronisation of compound words, the use of some common kupu like 'Arā', 'Otirā' and Īna/Inā, and discuss a few other common perplexities in the use of Te Reo.
This episode's kīwaha is "Inē" = surprise reaction - is that right!?
March 20, 2020
Want to pimp your mihi to the Ringawera? Listen up here e te whānau, we give you lots of examples of kupu, kīwaha and sentences to use when addressing the hard working kaimahi of food at any occasion. Check out the whakamārama for the last waiata - Kua Te Ngāngara here:
February 14, 2020
How can you make something more or less of what you are saying? We discuss many intensifiers and comparatives that can help the expression of anything descriptive.
December 20, 2019
Our fourth installment of Kupu Whakaniko focuses on kupu whakarite kararehe - the figurative language in Te Reo around the theme of Animals.
November 15, 2019
Negation - can't, won't, didn't etc - Paraone puts Erica to the test with a one-on-one schooling in negatives.
October 11, 2019
'Tūkapi Puriro' or 'Posessive Pronouns' - tāku, āku, tāu, āu etc - our hosts drill many examples of how ownerhsip structure works in Te Reo Māori.
September 6, 2019
With Paraone in Mahuru Māori mode, we have a very knowledgable special Reo speaking guest, Whakarongotai Hohepa, join us to talk about the ever confusing yet vitally important use of 'ā' and ʻō'.