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Kōrero Kawhe

Māori Television invites you to celebrate Māori Language Week with Kōrero Kawhe – coffee chat.

We have expanded on a concept developed by Massey University in 2010 to infuse te reo Māori into coffee culture.

Watch presenters Rahia Timutimu and Piripi Taylor using Kōrero Kawhe terms and phrases and download the Kōrero Kawhe card at the bottom of the page.


PHRASES / Rahia Timutimu Ngā rārangi kōrero / Piripi Taylor
Good morning. Mōrena / Ata mārie.
Good afternoon. Ngā mihi o te ahiahi.
What can I get you? He aha māu?
Can I have a new coffee card? Homai koa he kāri kawhe hou?
I’d like a trim latte. He rāte miraka kirimi koa.
I’d like an espresso. He kawhe tere koa.
Three cappuccinos thanks. Kia toru ngā kaputīno koa.
One long black and one latte. Kotahi te pango roa, kotahi te rate.
How’s your day going? E pēhea ana tō rā?
My day is going well. E pai ana toku rā.
I have had a frantic morning. He ata pōrearea tēnei.
I have had a good morning. He pai tēnei ata ki au.
Are these all on one number? Kei te nama kotahi ēnei?
Yes / No. Āe / Kao.
Yes, we are all together. Āe, kei te noho tahi mātou.
Have here or takeaway? Noho mai, heri atu rānei?
Takeaway. Hei heri atu.
Have here thanks. Ki konei koa.
Where shall we sit? Me noho ki hea?
Let’s sit over there. Me noho ki kōrā.
Shall we do the quiz? Me whakamātauria ngā patapātai?
Do you have the newspaper?  Kei a koe te nupepa?

TERMS / Rahia Timutimu Ngā kupu / Piripi Taylor
Coffee Kawhe
Short black Pango poto
Long black Pango roa
Flat white Mōwai
Latte Rāte
Mocha Moka
Americano Amerikano
Filter coffee Kawhe tātari
Trim latte Rāte kore kirimi
Cappuccino Kaputīno
Soy latte Rāte pīni
Double shot Rua hōta
Half shot Hawhe hōta
Iced coffee Kawhe tio
Coffee bean Kanokawhe
Espresso Kawhe tere
Black coffee Kawhe pango

TERMS / Rahia Timutimu Ngā kupu / Piripi Taylor
Tea
Cup of tea Kaputī
Black tea Tī pango
White with one sugar He mā kotahi te huka
Earl Grey Tī Kerei
English Breakfast Tī Ingarihi
Green tea Tī kākāriki
Peppermint Tī hīoi
Chai tea Tī kikini
Vanilla chai Kikini amiami
Chamomile Tī marino

MILK / Rahia Timutimu Miraka / Piripi Taylor
Blue top Miraka kahurangi
Green top Miraka kākāriki
Homogenised Harumi
Trim milk Miraka kore kirimi
Full cream Miraka kirimi
Cream Kirimi
Soy milk Miraka pīni

TERMS / Rahia Timutimu Ngā kupu / Piripi Taylor
Hot chocolate Tiakarete wera
Teaspoon Tīpune
Sugar Huka
Hot water Wai wera
Cold water Wai makariri
Barista Kaimahi kawhe
Table Tēpu
Lid Taupoki

NUMBERS / Rahia Timutimu Ngā nama / Piripi Taylor
One Tahi
Two Rua
Three Toru
Four Whā
Five Rima
Six Ono
Seven Whitu
Eight Waru
Nine Iwa
Ten Tekau

SIZE / Rahia Timutimu Rahi / Piripi Taylor
Small Paku, iti
Medium Waenganui
Large Nui
Cup Kapu
Bowl Oko
Mug Maka

Attachment

PDF icon Kōrero Kawhe Wallet Card.PDF