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PROVERBS WHAKATAUKĪ
Cool, choice! Tapatapahi ana
Awesome Ka mau te wehi
You really nailed it, you got this Koia kei a koe
There's no one else better than you Kāore i kō mai, i kō atu i a koe
It's like he's a god (he's THE man!) Anō nei he (noun) eg. Anō nei he atua
Hardworking, industrious, an old hand Ringa raupā
Excitement (sound) Wiiiiiiii
My nose is succumbing Ka warea taku ihu e te kakara o te kai
I’m salivating like a lion to that yummy smell Mōwaiwai ana taku waha, anō nei he raiona
Man, they are the bees knees Kei runga noa atu rātou
That's insightful, innovative (awesome) Haramai tētahi āhua
I'm satisfied, satiated Kua pūnaunau ahau
Full as a bull Kua pī te tero
Secret weapon, x-factor Te/ngā toki huna/kura huna
Off like a bat outta hell, speed gonzales Parahutihuti ana te haere
Trial and tribulation, learning through their mistakes Mā te hē ka tika
Bummer, down and out Kei raro e putu ana
Bummer, how sad, sorry bout it Ka aroha
Nek minnit Mea rawa ake...
Going from bad to worse Nāwai ka hē, kātahi ka hē kē atu
Something is afoot, something's going down He raru/mate/whawhai kei te haere
They're floundering/struggling Kei te mānu noa rātou
They're REALLY struggling Kei te tino mate/raru/toremi
What use will that do, what will that achieve? Mā te aha i tēnā
Seek guidance from both young and old, the two will balance each other out Mā te tuakana e tōtika te teina, mā te teina e tōtika te tuakana
Team A is in front of Team B Kei mua a <group>, kei muri a <group>
How creative, tō koretake - you suck/you're useless Tō (māori adjective) eg. tō waihanga
Is that the time! Ira te wā!

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