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Learn some Māori phrases to use when meeting people.


Greetings to one
Tēnā koe (formal), Kia ora (informal)

Greetings to two
Tēnā kōrua (formal), Kia ora kōrua (informal)

Greetings to three or more
Tēnā koutou (formal), Kia ora koutou (informal)

Greetings to a friend
Tēnā koe e hoa (formal), Kia ora e hoa (informal)

Good morning
Ata mārie (formal), mōrena (informal)

Kia ora

Many thanks
Kia ora rawa atu

Ngā mihi

Can I have a coffee, please?
He kawhe koa

Aroha mai

All the best
Noho ora mai

See you tomorrow
Hei āpōpō


Click here for more information on speaking and understanding some of the te reo Māori you may hear while visiting New Zealand.

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