Te Reo Māori vocabulary

Animals

Names of animals.

Birds

Native and endemic birds.

Body

Parts of the Human Body.

Bugs

Insects and other small creatures.

Clothing

Clothes and other wearables.

Colours

Basic list of colours.

Days of the week

Weekday names.

Face

Parts of the face.

Family (Whanau)

Words for family members.

Fish and Shellfish

A variety of fish and shellfish.

Food

Common foods. See also other specific food lists (e.g. Fruit).

Fruit

Common fruits.

Greetings and Farewells

Basic greetings and farewells.

Around the House

Names of rooms and parts of the house.

How are You?

Words to use in replying to 'Kei te pēhea koe?' (How are you?)

Ingredients

Various cooking ingredients.

Locations

Location kupu.

Mealtime

Words for different meals, and other words related to eating.

Meat

Common types of meat.

Months (loan words)

Months of the year, based on the English month names.

Months (traditional)

Ngā Marama o te Tau, months of the year, using the traditional Māori calendar.

Natural World

Words for natural features.

Numbers

Numbers, with 3 levels to choose from.

Occupations / Work

Different occupations and work roles.

People

Describing relatives and other people.

Preparing Food

Words associated with food preparation and cooking.

Pronouns

Personal pronouns.

Questions

Practising some common questions.

This, that, these, those

Where things are.

Time

Time-related kupu.

Around Town

Words for buildings and other features of the town.

Vegetables

Common vegetables.

Verbs (doing words)

Some common verbs (doing words).

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