Te Wa/ Time

wahanga o te wa

months

 

Telling the time in Maori

Te taima – The time

He aha te taima? – What is the time?

Hei tauira:

Kua rima karaka. It’s five o’clock.
Koata pāhi i te ono karaka. It’s quarter past six.
Hāwhe pāhi i te waru karaka. It’s half past eight.
Hāpāhi i te toru karaka. It’s half past three.
Tekau meneti ki te iwa karaka. It’s ten minutes to nine o’clock.
Rima meneti pāhi i te toru karaka. It’s five minutes past three o’clock.
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moon calendar
Kohi-tātea January
Hui-tanguru February
Poutū-te-rangi March
Paenga-whāwhā April
Haratua May
Pipiri June
Hōngongoi July
Here-turi-kōkā August
Mahuru September
Whiringa-ā-nuku October
Whiringa-ā-rangi November
Hakihea December
 days-of-the-week-in-maori
Rāhina Monday
Rātū Tuesday
Rāapa Wednesday
Rāpare Thursday
Rāmere Friday
Rāhoroi Saturday
Rātapu Sunday
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