BNZTe Aka - Maori Dictionary

Let’s ako

Ako means to learn, to teach.

Try out these words and help share them around Aotearoa.

Mahi

(noun) work

Do the mahi

Tari

(noun) office

Time to leave the tari

Rorohiko

(noun) computer

I got a new rorohiko

Inu

(noun) drink

Would you like an inu?

Whare kai

(noun) restaurant, café

What’s your favourite whare kai?

Tamariki

(noun) children - normally used only in the plural

I’m picking up the tamariki

Mokopuna

(noun) grandchildren, grandchild

Let’s video call the mokopuna

Pēpi

(noun) baby, infant

Welcome pēpi

Kāinga

(noun) home

Where is your kāinga?

Hui

(noun) gathering, meeting

Let’s have an online hui

Moe

(noun) sleep

Get some moe

Kura

(noun) school

The kids are off kura this week

Waiata

(noun) song

I love this new waiata

Waea

(noun) telephone, phone

Where is my waea?

Kōrero

(noun) discussion, conversation

Let’s have a kōrero

Wharepaku

(noun) toilet, lavatory

Where is the wharepaku?

Moni

(noun) money, cash

Better save some moni

Wāreti

(noun) wallet

I love your new wāreti

Mīhini moni

(noun) money machine, ATM

Is there a mīhini moni nearby?

Pēke

(noun) bank (financial)

I am going to the pēke