Conversations - Affirmations

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about te reo

  • te reo is one of the official languages of new zealand
  • ncea = national certificate in educational achievement (new zealand)
  • nzqa = new zealand qualification authority
  • level 1 = year 10 (circa 15 yr old learners)
  • level 2 = year 11 (circa 16 yr old learners)
  • level 3 = year 11 (circa 17 yr old learners)
  • for details on te reo maori ncea achievement standards [goto nzqa.govt.nz]


te reo affirmations (12 sets of 12 phrases)

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1 he whakakoia some affirmations 1
2 āe rā yes, of course 1
3 ānana wow 1
4 ātaahua beautiful 1
5 e mea ana koe you bet! 1
6 ka pai, nē rā? good, isn't it? 1
7 ka rawe that’s nice 1
8 ka wani kē (you're) clever, a master, a genius, neat alright 1
9 koia pū exactly! 1
10 mīharo amazing 1
11 pai rawa atu excellent! 1
12 te pai kē that's excellent! great! fantastic 1
13 tino pai kē too much 2
14 āe, kātahi nā ka tika yes, now you're on the right track 2
15 āe tonu yes, indeed 2
16 anā ia bingo 2
17 anō te pai that's excellent! great! fantastic! 2
18 he tika tāu you are quite right 2
19 ka tino pai that’s great 2
20 ka mau te pai fantastic 2
21 koia kei a koe good on you! get you! you're the bomb! you're awesome! 2
22 tau kē koe you're neat alright 2
23 te mutunga mai o te pai ultimately awesome 2
24 tumeke too much 2
25 wanawana ana inspiring 3
26 āe, koia anō tēnā yes, exactly so 3
27 anā kē koe there you are 3
28 engari koe get you! gee! you're the one! 3
29 hika mā good heavens! whoa! heck! for goodness sake! 3
30 ka mau te wehi awesome 3
31 ka mutu pea how great, how marvelous, how wonderful 3
32 koia rā exactly! 3
33 mīharo kē goodness gracious! that was out of the blue!! 3
34 taputapu fantastic 3
35 tau kē nei this is so cool, this is so neat 3
36 te hia fancy that 3
37 tino kino te pai quite the best 4
38 āe pea perhaps so 4
39 āna yes, just so! yes it is! yea 4
40 anā behold 4
41 e hika good heavens, far out 4
42 ka pai that’s good 4
43 kātahi te koa what joy 4
44 kāore i tua atu there's nobody better 4
45 koia anō no wonder 4
46 nā wai anō no wonder 4
47 nanakia not bad 4
48 te mutunga kē mai o te pai ultimately awesome 4
49 te pai kē hoki that's still excellent! great! fantastic 5
50 āe yes 5
51 e kī you don't say! is that right!, well, well 5
52 kia pai mai hoki awesome 5
53 kikino kē wow that's really good 5
54 kikino kē rā koe you're so onto it 5
55 kei reira katoa fabulous! That's the one! 5
56 koia kei good on you! get you! you're the bomb! you're awesome! 5
57 koinā taku that’s it exactly 5
58 nāu anō i mahi you did it 5
59 pai mutunga great, wonderful, marvellous 5
60 he toki koe you're as sharp as 5
61 tino kino te pai quite the best 6
62 engari tonu for sure! 6
63 he tika koe you are correct 6
64 kāore he painga i a koe you're the best 6
65 kātahi rā hoki goodness gracious 6
66 koia kei a kōrua good on you both! 6
67 koinā te kōrero i agree 6
68 koinā tonu i agree 6
69 kore kē he painga how marvellous 6
70 mā te aha i tēnei this is better than nothing 6
71 tapatapahi ana flash, stylie, stylish, smart, with-it, 6
72 tau kē fantastic 6
73 kei hea mai choice 7
74 tōna pai nei it was ok 7
75 hōea tō waka go for it 7
76 ehara i te hanga its pretty amazing 7
77 ehara mai choice, awesome 7
78 ehara, ehara absolutely 7
79 engari pea tēnā agreed 7
80 he rawe choice 7
81 kei runga noa atu koe top-notch! [you're] great! [you're] too much! 7
82 koia that’s it / you got it / spot on 7
83 koinā taku i agree 7
84 kei konā katoa that's the one! right on! she's/he's got it 7
85 kei konā au i agree / i’m with you on this 8
86 āe, ki a au he pono rawa tēnei i am sure of it 8
87 ākene pea perhaps, maybe, probably 8
88 kua oti te ao (the world is complete.) i totally agree 8
89 kei reira katoa that's the one! right on! she's/he's got it! 8
90 ko koe ko tātou katoa ēnā we’re all in agreement with you. 8
91 kua oti tēnā we’re all in agreement with you. 8
92 ko tātou katoa kei tēnā we all agree with that 8
93 koinā anō hoki tāku i agree 8
94 e mihi ana mō tēnā thanks for that 8
95 e pai ana mō tēnā thanks for that 8
96 kāore kau i tua atu we agree / there’s nothing more to say 8
97 kare kē i tua atu we agree / there’s nothing more to say 9
98 engari mō tēnā not a chance! there's no way i'll do that! not likely! 9
99 i pai ai fortunately, thank goodness. 9
100 ka nui tō aroha you are too kind 9
101 ki a au, he tika tāku in my opinion, what i say is right 9
102 ki ōku nei whakaaro in my opinion 9
103 kia tika rā you reckon! is that right! you are joking! 9
104 te mutunga iho at the end of the day, in the end 9
105 tēnā well then, now then, very well then, match that. 9
106 tēnā iana right then, well then 9
107 tēnā rawa atu koe mō tēnei thanks very much for this 9
108 tēnei anō here it is 9
109 tērā pea there is a possibility 10
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