Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week six, day two

She’s not a teacher or a fluent speaker – she just wants to practise te reo Māori with you! Join Leonie Hayden as she works through the first six weeks of Scotty Morrison’s Māori Made Easy, thanks to Penguin Random House NZ.


Things are heating up. We’ve gotten comfortable with singular personal pronouns – koe (you), au (me/I) and ia (him /her). It’s time to invite some more people to the party: let me introduce you to dual pronouns! Māua (me and them), tāua (you and me), kōrua (you two) and rāua (those two over there).

What can I say? It’s an awkward party where people stand around in twos.

© This reading of Māori Made Easy was made possible with the generous support of Penguin Random House New Zealand. 

As well as doing this with me, you can sign up for Toro Mai and learn with real teachers! They’re free online te reo Māori and tikanga Māori lessons created by Stacey and Scotty Morrison. Plus check out more online resources here, and classes you can look into once normal life resumes.

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