It's that exhilirating time of year again. Let us rejoice in NZ/Aotearoa's rich, vibrant bi-lingualism! Our priceless indigeneous language is indeed a taonga (treasured possession) gifted from antiquity, bequeathed to all peoples of the land, to enrich, strengthen and foster our cherished bi-culturalism and racial harmony. Let's all learn to speak Maori!
Here's some handy common everyday expressions [rarely mentioned in textbooks]:
E ta = "Bullsh*t!"Have fun conversing with your Maori friends! Tune in next week to learn further helpful phrases such as, "Oh, don't go all sulky on me, ya frickin crybaby!" and "Ouch! What did you hit me for?"
Taurekareka = "Scumbag!"
Koito = "Arsehole!"
Tama meamea = "You filthy piece of sh*t!"
Haunga te tete = "What a stink twat!"
To kuare hoki = "What a f*ckin' idiot (you are)!"
Ka wepua koe = "I'm gonna kick your ass!"
Pokokohua = "F*ck you!"