27 Dec 2019

A Māori Phrase a Day - Kei te pēhea koe?

From Summer Times, 10:55 am on 27 December 2019

A Māori Phrase a Day with Hemi Kelly

Three times a week, we'll check in with Hēmi Kelly, to learn some useful te reo Māori phrases you can use in your day-to-day life.

Hemi's a lecturer in Te Ara Poutama - the Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Development at Auckland University of Technology, and his book A Māori Phrase a Day: 365 Phrases to Kickstart Your Reo will be released on January 7.

Hēmi Kelly

Hēmi Kelly Photo: Supplied/Hēmi Kelly

Today's phrase: Kei te pēhea koe?

Translation: How are you? 

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"It's a good follow-on from 'kia ora'", Hemi says.

"You can use it any time of the day - and quite often it's shortened to just 'kei te pēhea' - so we leave off the pronoun, 'you', and we're just saying 'how's it?'"

"'Kei te pēhea?'"

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Click the play button above to hear Hēmi pronounce this phrase and take you through any pronunciation nuances

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