|Excellent||Hara mai rā|
|Food fit enough for a King||He Kai mā te Rangatira|
|My friends, this is the essence of life.
When someone is surprised or satisfied.
Generally at the dinner table from a guest
who is appreciative of the meal received.
|E hoa mā, inā te ora o te tangata|
|My tastebuds are dancing||E kanikani ana ōku tāwara|
|My, my||Pae kare|
|Now my appetite has been sated||Kua ea tōku waiwai i te kai|
|That's delicious||Te reka hoki|
|That's just right up there||Kei runga noa atu|
|That's very tasty||Inā te reka|
|The kūmara (sweet potato) does not say
how sweet he is remaining humble.
Presenters can turn this around to say
I'm not the kūmara but you sure are and...
|Kāore te kūmara e kōrero mō tōna ake reka|
|There is food at the end of my hands.
Said by a person who can use his basic
abilities and resources to create success.
Presenters can turn this around
'Kei ō / Ō koutou ringa'
|He kai kei aku ringa|
|There's nothing like this||Kāre i tua atu i tēnei|
|What a surprise||Hika mā|
|What an awesome surprise||Ka mau te wehi|
|What an excellent job!||Kei whea kē mai te pai o te mahi nei!|
|You sure know how to cook||Koia kei a koe / koutou mō te mahi kai|