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.
That’s right, I’m still here! I’ll be continuing our practice sessions for another two weeks, because I’m still at home and some of you will still be at home, so we may as well keep the party going.
Today we’re heading back to negative space – that is, we’re learning how to negate sentences in the future tense.
Ka mutu ngā ako a tērā wiki – The lessons will finish next week.
Kaore ngā ako e mutu a tērā wiki ! – The lessons will not finish next week!
If you’re following along, send us a photo of your learning spot, your green book, or just something in your bubble that makes you happy. firstname.lastname@example.org / @sharkpatu on Twitter / @leonie_hayden on Instagram.
Find all my other Māori Made Easy posts here.
© This reading of Māori Made Easy was made possible with the generous support of Penguin Random House New Zealand. Buy Māori Made Easy here and at all good bookstores.
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.
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