Useful Māori phrases
A collection of useful phrases in Māori. Click
on the English phrases to see them in many other languages.
Guide to abbreviations: inf = informal, frm = formal,
sg = singular (to one person), dl = dual (to two
people), pl = plural (to three or more people).
*Note: Tēnā koa (please) is not absolutely necessary
in these phrases. Your tone of voice can express the same thing.
Translations and corrections from Tamati Taylor and Fern Jenkins
If you would like to make any corrections or additions to this page, or if
you can provide recordings, please contact me.
Information about the Māori language |
Māori phrases |
Tower of Babel in Māori |
Māori learning materials
Other collections of Māori phrases (some with audio)
Phrases in Austronesian languages
Phrases in other languages