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"Sleigh" your reo Māori over the festive season!

15th December 2023

Roll those "r"s, and watch out for those consonants like a pro! Let's sprinkle some Māori magic on your language skills - because who needs sleigh bells when you've got the sweet sound of te reo?

Christmas greetings

  • Meri Kirihimete ​- Merry Christmas ​
  • Ngā mihi o te tau hou​ - Happy New Year
  • Kia pai ngā rā whakatā/hararei​ - Happy holidays ​
  • Meri Kirihimete ki a....​ - Merry Christmas to... ​
  • Ngā mihi o te wā - Seasons greetings

Christmas vocabulary

  • Hana Kōkō​ - Santa Claus​
  • Rākau Kirihimete​ - Christmas tree ​
  • Waiata Kirihimete ​- Christmas carol ​
  • Kāri Kirihimete​ - Christmas card
  • Pūrini (Kirihimete)​ - (Christmas) pudding ​
  • Perehana ​- Present ​
  • Raumati ​- Summer
  • Kōneke​ - Sleigh​
  • Reinatia - Reindeer

Ngā mihi o te wā, season's greetings!

Wishing you a language-filled and joyous festive season! Kia kaha!