Ata Marie tātou, kei te pēhea koutou? Ngā mihi ki a koutou.
Kei a koe te tikanga – (it is up to you) – kia kaha kōrero ki te Māori
I have recently joined the ‘smart phone’ club and will never again say to tōku taitamariki /rangatahi (teenager) to get her face out of her phone! In fact I am the one who now gets – “are you on your phone again!”
Tōku waea pūkoro (phone) has been an extension of my te Reo Māori learning. Tūmeke!
I can now titiro, whakarongo me kōrero te reo Māori while waiting at te tākutu, waiting for te taitamariki/rangatahi (which is often), when TV is hōhā, when I am having a kai and sitting under he rakau feeling te rā on tōku kanohi.
I have found useful pages on Facebook that give me instant new learning in a very visual way. My ‘photo’ app is now full of great kupu, rerenga, kiwaha me whakataukī. Like this one, that I can now copy, paste and/or share, print and stick on the fridge at home, in the office, in the car …
And for a short sharp bit of akoranga me pikitia (learning with pictures) :
Save the photo, use the kupu me Kōrero te reo Māori.
Check out some more technology and social media reo.
Kōrerorero mai, tell us how you do it – Kōrero Māori.
Kia maia, kia manawanui – perserverance is well rewarded