Bellevue School

Some simple phrases you might hear at our kura

Greeting:

Tēnā koeHello (to one person)
Tēnā kōruaHello (to two people)
Tēnā koutouHello (to more than two people)
Kia oraHi
MōrenaGood morning
Ata mārieGood morning
Ahiahi mārieGood afternoon
Pō mārieGood evening - Goodnight
... tamariki mā... children
... e tama mā... boys and others
... e hine mā... girls and others
Kei te pēhea koe?How are you? (to one person)
Kei te paiFine

Farewelling: 

Kua hoki auI’m off
Ka kite anōSee you again
Hei konā rāGoodbye for now (said by someone leaving or on the phone)
Hei konei rāBye/See you later (said to someone leaving)
Hoki pai atu!Safe return!
Haere atu rāBye (said to someone who is leaving)

Introducing: 

Ko Mere tēneiThis is Mere
Ko wai tō ingoa?What’s your name?
Ko HōneIt’s Hōne
Nō hea koe?Where are you from?
Nō Kāi TahuFrom Kāi Tahu
Nō te Tai TokerauFrom Northland

Congratulating: 

Tino pai!Great stuff!
Tino pai rawa atu!Excellent!
Ka pai!Well done!
Ka rawe!How lovely!
Mīharo!Wonderful!

Instructing:

Titiro (mai)Look (this way)
Huri maiTurn this way
Huri atuTurn away
KōreroSpeak
Whakarongo maiListen here
E tūStand
E nohoSit down
Kia tauBe still, Settle down
Kōrero Māori maiSpeak to me in Māori
KimihiaLook for it
Whakahokia tēnei pukapukaReturn this book
Kia rua ngā kapeMake two copies
Kawea atu ki waho!Take it outside!
Haere ki wahoGo outside
Ināianei tonuRight now
Kia tere!Be quick!
Kaua e pēnā!Don’t do that!
Kaua e kōrero!Be quiet! Don’t talk!
Kaua e warewareDon’t forget
Turituri!Be quiet!
HoihoiBe quiet
TīkinaFetch
TaihoaWait
Rārangi maiLine up here, near me
Rārangi atuLine up over there
Rārangi ki waho/rotoLine up outside/inside
Horoia ō ringaringaWash your hands
Whakamaua tō potaePut on your hat
Tangohia ō hūTake off your shoes
Hoatu ki ...Give to ...
Huakina te kūahaOpen the door
Katia te kūahaShut the door
Kuhu mai ki rotoCome inside
Haere mai ki koneiCome over here

From: https://hereoora.tki.org.nz/Teachers-notes/Useful-language-for-the-classroom 

Karawhiua! Give it heaps!