Guyon gets grilled on his te reo skills

12:00 pm on 8 July 2016

Ko te rā mutunga tenei o te wiki. Ko Rāmere - It's Friday today, the end of the week.

Today Te Manu Korihi editor Shannon Haunui-Thompson tested Morning Report host Guyon Espiner on what he had learned during Māori Language Week.

Guyon did well, remembering all the days of the week and his daughter's favourite colour, waiporoporo or purple, and his wife's favourite colour, pango or black.

Here's a recap of some of the reo we've learned this week and some new ones to practise over the weekend.

First, the days of the week:

Monday - Rāhina

Tuesday - Rātu

Wednesday - Rāapa

Thursday - Rāpare

Friday - Rāmere

Saturday - Rāhoroi

Sunday - Rātapu

Young girl plays soccer

If you're on the sidelines this weekend, show your tautoko in te reo. Photo: 123rf

Here are a few encouraging phrases you can use this weekend to support your sport team:

Karawhiua! - Give it heaps!

Kia manawanui - Hang in there

Kua piro! - It's a try/goal

Kia kaha e hoa ma! - Let's go team

Try using your reo to talk about social media:

Facebook - pukamata

Matatahi - selfie

Twitter - tihau

Text message - patuhi

Snapchat - Atapaki

Shopping for food, or kai, is a good way to teach your children Māori words. As you're picking items to buy you can call them by their Māori name.

Cheaper fruit and vegetables helped bring down food prices.

Try using te reo if you're at the supermarket, or hokomaha, this weekend. Photo: RNZ

Supermarket - hokomaha

Fruit - huarākau

Vege - huawhenua

Apple - āporo

Banana - panana

Potatoe - rīwai

Pumpkin - paukena

Biscuit - pihikete

Milk -miraka

Bread - parāoa

Cheese - tīhi

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