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PHRASES KĪ WAHA
Awesome Tau kē
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
Remarkable Mīharo
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!
Wicked Tūmeke
You sure know how to cook Koia kei a koe / koutou mō te mahi kai

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