Maori Language Week Meets Dry July

With Māori language week coinciding with the beginning of Dry July, I thought I’d drop a few phrases to help fellow Dry July-ers get through the coming month.

  1. I would like an orange juice – He wai ārani māku.
  2. I would like a soft drink – He wai reka māku.
  3. Just water for me – He wai noa iho māku.
  4. I’m just taking it easy (i.e. drinking) – E āta inu ana au.
  5. Yeah, nah broYeah, nah bro.

Some phrases are just universal, like “Grab a chip. Wanna chip?”

If you would like to improve your Te Reo, visit for some Māori language tips, phrases and a few lessons.

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