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Kūpu Kāuta - Māori Glossary

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KITCHEN TERMS KUPU KĀUTA
Be careful Kia tūpato
Be quick Kia horo
Canapé (finger food) Kai Timotimo
Clean the bench Horoia te raumanga
Dessert Purini
Do you need help? He āwhina māu?
Entrée Kumamatanga
Garnish Kīnaki / Whakarākei
Have you seasoned it? Kua totehia?
Have you washed that? Kua horoia tēnā?
How is it going? E pēhea ana te haere?
How long is that going to take? E hia te roa o tēnā mahi?
How long till the deadline?
(How long have we got left?)
(When is this due to end?)
E hia te roa e toe ana? / Ā hea mutu ai tēnei?
Hurry (more urgent) Kia whitawhita / Kia teretere
I need some help Homai koa he āwhina
It needs more flavour Me whakareka ake
It's time to serve Ko te wā tuari
Main Kai Matua
That looks great He āhua teka tēnā
That smells great He kakara tēnā
That tastes great He reka tēnā
Wash your hands Horoia ngā ringa / Horoia ō koutou ringa
Who is doing what? Me pēhea te tohatoha mahi?
Will you finish in time? Ka taea e koe i te wā tika?

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