Levels Taumata

Te Kākano: Te Wāhanga Tuatahi

Greetings 3/3

Greetings 3/3

Tēnā kōrua is used to address two people. It is used in much the same way as tēnā koe but is applied when speaking to two people. 

If a term of address is used  will be added. For example, if two close friends are being addressed then tēnā kōrua, e hoa mā is used, or if two boys are being addressed then tēnā kōrua, e tama mā is used.

For further explanations and exercises check: Te Kākano p. 2

Tēnā koutou Saying 'hello' to groups of people

Greeting three or more people.

Tēnā koutou is the term used to address three or more people. It is used in much the same way as tēnā koe and tēnā kōrua but is only applied when speaking to three or more people.

When a group of children for example are being addressed then, tēnā koutoutamariki mā would be appropriate.

When addressing a group of friends, say tēnā koutou, e hoa mā.

For further explanations and exercises check: Te Kākano pp. 1,2,6-8

Mihi atu ki ngā tāngata.
Greet these people.

Don’t forget to use commas, question marks, and fullstops and macrons where appropriate.

Kei wareware i a koe ngā piko, ngā tohu pātai, ngā ira kati me ngā tohutō i ngā wāhi e tika ana.

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