Lesson 14: Verepa (Verbs – Action Words)

Follow the instructions.

 

 

Maori

 

Engilsh

aere

walk/go

oro

run

noo

sit

tu

stand

kanga

play

maani

make

tuatua

speak/talk

tatau

read

akara

look/watch

tata

write

imene

sing

pai

bath/wash

tunu

cook

ura

dance

pau

answer

ui

ask

moe

sleep

akaoro

drive/ride

tama

clean/wash

pua

wash

orei

clean

takoto

lay

tanu

plant

kai

eat

koi

pick

purumu

sweep

inu

drink

ta

fight

ta mate

kill/switch it off

amiri

touch

tipu

cut

tuku

put

aao

wear

opara

push

kata

laugh

 

Teni (Tenses)

Using the verb list above say the following sentences below. Follow the instructions.

 

Kupu (words)

 

Future tense


 

Present tense

Past tense

aere (e.g)

Ka aere au.

Te aere nei au.

Kua aere na au.

Walk

go

I will walk.

I will go.

I am walking.

I am going.

I walked.

I went.

oro

Ka oro au.

Te oro nei au.

Kua oro na au.

run

I will run.

I am running.

I ran.

rere

Ka rere au.

Te rere nei au.

Kua rere na au.

jump

I will jump.

I am jumping..

I jumped

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