Lesson 15: Au kupu akamarama (Adjectives – Describing Words)

Follow the audio instructions.

 

 

Maori

 

English

Te tu o te ra

Weather

kinokino

rough

uaua

rainy

manea

nice/beautiful

marino

calm

tapokipoki/popoiri

cloudy

ra

sunny

ngarungaru

rough sea

matangitangi

windy

vera

hot

anu

cold

marama

bright

marumaru

shady

Te tu Tangata’

Describing a person

kite

smart/bright/intelligent

roangarere/roaroa

tall/long

poto

short/brief

matu

fat

ikoke

skinny/slim

akavaine

show-off/transvestite

akatangata

show – off/arrogant/tomboy

muteki

quiet

maniania

noisy

katakata

Bubbly/cheerful

maru

humble

oaoa

friendly

marokiakia

stubborn

riri

angry

mataora

happy/cheerful

maromaroa

sad/unhappy

matepongi

hungry

kaki vai

thirsty

makimaki

sick/ill

kinokino

not well/good

kite kore

dumb/stupid

Maori

English

Te tu tangata’

Describing a person

tamariki

children/kids

vaine

woman/lady

tane

man

tangata

person/people/man

mapu

youth

aronga mamaata

adult

tamaiti/tamaroa

boy

tamaine

girl

tangata Pakari

old person

mama ruau

old woman

papa ruau

old man

 

Ta’anga’anaga i te au kupu akamarama

Sentence building using the describing words above, follow the audio instructions.

Te peea na koe? How are you feeling?

 

Tetai au pauanga no te uianga I runga nei

Possible answers to the question above

 

 

  1. Te meitaki ua nei au – I am very well

 

  1. E pongi au – I am hungry

 

  1. E kaki vai au – I am thirsty

 

  1. E vera au – I am hot

 

  1. E anu au – I am cold

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