Exercise Six

Kei te pēhea koe? How are you?

How to ask someone how they are

Kei te pēhea koe? is typically used by people who originate from Eastern and Southern dialectal areas, while those who originate from Western dialectal areas including the Waikato typically use e pēwhea ana koe? You can choose which one applies to you and use either of the two.

There are several answers one can use to reply to this question some of which will be used in this section to help familiarise yourself with this sentence structure. There are more possible answers on page 2 of Te Kākano.

Hei tauira:

a Kei te pēhea koe, Piripi?
How are you, Phillip?

Kei te pai ahau.
I am good.

e E pēwhea ana koe, Piripi?
How are you, Phillip?

E ngenge ana ahau.
I am tired.

Pātai atu ki ia tāngata o Te Whanake "Kei te pēhea koe?".
Ask each person of Te Whanake how they are.

NOTE: Punctuation and macrons are important. Make sure you use commas, question marks, and fullstops where appropriate. You will also need to use the correct macrons (ā,ē,ī,ō, and ū) when necessary, such as in kōrua or tēnā.

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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