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.
Happy level three! Today’s post is brought to you by my local cafe and the first real coffee I’ve had in four weeks. You might need to watch it on half speed.
We’re heading into the past – past tense action sentences, that is.
We’ve proven we’re experts at the present: Kei te ako mātou i te reo Māori / We are learning to reo Māori.
And the future: Ka ako mātou i te reo Māori / We will learn te reo Māori.
And now: I ako mātou i te reo Māori / We learned te reo Māori.
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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