Your guide to shopping in te Reo Māori

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Your guide to shopping in te Reo Māori

To celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (9 - 15 September) we've put together a handy guide to navigating your shop in te Reo. Ordering a coffee (or a sneaky burger) has never sounded so beautiful.

Kōrero Hoko: Shop talk

Kia ora: Hi / Thank you
He aha te utu?: How much does this cost
Auē! Kua wareware i a au taku pēke: Oh no, I've forgotten my shopping bag
Kei te pai, kei te tirotiro noa au: I'm just browsing, thanks
Pēke: Shopping bag
Utu: Price

Te Reo Kawhe: Coffee talk

He (Can I have a) .... koa (please)

Kawhe: Coffee
Pango poto: Short black
Pango roa: Long black
Mōwai: Flat white
Rate: Latte
Kaputino: Cappuccino
Moka: Mocha
Tiakarete wera: Hot chocolate
Kaputī: Cup of tea

Ngā kupu (terms)

Hāwhe hōta: Half shot
Rua hōta: Double shot
Miraka kore kirīmi: Trim milk
Miraka kirīmi: Full cream milk
Miraka pīni: Soy milk

Rahi (Size)

Paku: Small
Waenga: Medium
Nui: Large

He kīanga (Phrases)

Mōrena: Good morning
Anei, taku kapu mahi rua: Here is my re-useable cup
E pēhea ana tō rā?: How's your day going?

Korero pēka: Burger talk

He (I'll have a)... māku

Hamipēka: Hamburger
Tīhipēka: Cheeseburger
Ikapēka: Fish burger
Heiheipēka: Chicken burger

Whiringa kai (Dietary requirements)

Kaimanga/mīti kore: Vegetarian
Whīkana: Vegan
Kurutene kore: Gluten free
Rohi-kore: Bun-less

Ngā kupu (terms)

Kotakota rīwai: Fries
Kai hokohoko: Takeaway
Ki konei koa: Have here thanks

He kīanga (Phrases)

Namunamuā: Delicious
Hāunga te...: Hold the....
E noho rā: Goodbye

Thanks to our friends at Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori for the fantastic resources.