Māori Kiwaha

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1. A tōna wā. - All in good time. There will come a time for that.

2. Ā! - Oh!

3. Āe pea! - Maybe!

4. Āe rā! - Indeed!

5. Āe... āe... - Caught you red handed!

6. Ai ua, ai hau, ai marangi. - A woman who is multifaceted in her personality.

7. Ākene koe i a au! - Watch it or else!

8. Ākene pea. - Maybe.

9. Ākuni koe i a au! - I'll get you! Wait till I get my hands on you!

10. Āmiki rawa tēnā! - Too much information!

11. Ānā e pūkana mai nā! - It's there - right under your nose!

12. Anā tō kai! - Serves you right!

13. Āna! - Yeah!

14. Anō ki a au. - I thought we were going to do this.

15. Āpāia. - Of course. Indeed.

16. Aua atu! - Don't worry!

17. Aua. - I don't know.

18. Auare ake! - No way! Not a chance! To no avail!

19. Auē taukiri e. - Oh dear! For crying out loud!

20. Āue, e hika mā! - Goodness me!

21. Auware ake. - Couldn't be done. Nothing happened.

22. E aha tāhau? - What's up with you?

23. E aua! - Don’t know!

24. E hawa e hawa! - no way, you're joking, you're kidding!

25. E hoa e! - Jees mate!

26. E hoa mā e! - Good grief mate! Far out! Goodness me mate!

27. E iro, e iro! - You should have learned your lesson! You should know better.

28. E kai ō mata! - Feast your eyes on this!

29. Ē kī, ē kī! - Whatever!

30. E kuhu, e kuhu! - Help yourself!

31. E Māra! - Hey bro!

32. E mea ana koe! - Of course - you should know that!

33. E mea ana! - You bet ya!

34. E poko! - Bugger! Damn!

35. E rua, e rua! - Two of a kind, just the same

36. E taea hoki te pēwhea. - Nothing can be done about it. It can't be helped.

37. E tama mā e! - Good heavens boy! Good heavens! Far out! For goodness sake boy!

38. Ēhara, ēhara! - That's not right! Not even!

39. Ehara! - On the contrary!

40. Engarī mō tēnā! - No way! I don't think so!

41. Engari mō tēnā! - No way!

42. Engari tonu! - Whatever! You bet! For sure!

43. Engaru tonu! - Of course! You bet ya!

44. Ha aha hoki! - No way!

45. Haku mai, haku atu! - Moan and groan!

46. Hanepī ana au. - Gobsmacked. Taken aback.

47. Hanepī tonu atu. - Dumbfounded.

48. Hau pirau! - Exaggerating. Laying it on thick!

49. He aha hoki! - No way! Not a chance!

50. He aha te aha. - Nothing changes, nothing changed, to no avail, it was a waste of time.

51. He aha to aha! - To no avail! A waste of time!

52. He ihu oneone. - A dedicated, hard worker.

53. He ihumanea. - An intelligent person.

54. He kōrero i pahawa. - All talk, no action!

55. He mate anō tēnā. - That's another problem.

56. He momo tonu. - True to form. Its a family trait.

57. He rā nō te pakiwaru! - It's very hot today!

58. He reka! - Yummm!

59. He tika (tāu)! - You’re right!

60. He tino pai hoki koe! - You’re very good!

61. He waha papā! - Verbal diarrhoea!

62. He whawhewhawhe. - Meddler. Busy-body.

63. He wheke kurī. - A short wick.

64. He xyz kei te haere, - Xyz is going to happen.

65. Hei aha atu mā wai? - Who cares?

66. Hei aha atu māku! - Don't worry about it! Don't let it bother you.

67. Hei aha atu māku. - It doesn't concern me.

68. Hei aha atu. - Don't bother.

69. Hei aha koa! - What does it matter? So what?

70. Hei aha māku! - It's none of my business. It doesn't matter to me.

71. Hei aha māu! - Mind your own business!

72. Hei aha noa iho! - Don't bother, don't worry about it. Who what? Why does it matter?

73. Hei aha tāu! - I don't care what you say!

74. Hei aha. - Never mind.

75. Herea tō arero. - Zip your lip.

76. Hika mā! - For crying out loud!

77. Hoea tō waka! - Go for it!

78. I kiia atu rā. - I told you so!

79. I reira te mahi a te tangata! - The place was packed!

80. I reira! - There!

81. I wāu nei hoki. - Sorry to hear that, not! Poor you! Diddums.

82. Ka aroha hoki. - I'm sorry to hear that. That's sad.

83. Ka hē hoki e tai. - Not a good look, my friend!

84. Ka kai koe tō tūtae! - What goes around, comes around! You will regret it!

85. Ka kari tonu! - Still digging! Still persisting!

86. Ka mahue te... - You should have...

87. Ka mau te wehi! - That’s amazing!

88. Ka mutu pea! - Well done! How great!

89. Ka ngangaro. - Oh, that's much better. Big improvement.

90. Ka nui tēnā! - That's enough!

91. Ka patu tōna pīkaru. - Fast asleep. Out to it.

92. Ka tīkorokoro atu. - Rolling the eyes.

93. Ka wani kē! - Neat, alright!

94. Kai a te ahi, kai a te kurī. - Food for the fire... you're no good, just food for the dog.

95. Kaikainga ngā taringa! - Got an earful!

96. Kaitoa! - Good job! Serves you right!

97. Kaitoa! E nge! - Serves you right!

98. Kāo! Mah! - No! Meh!

99. Kāoere he takunga. - There's no excuse!

100. Kāore e kore. - Without a doubt.

101. Kāore e nama te kōrero. - He has an answer for everything.

102. Kāore he aha ki a au. - It doesn't bother me!

103. Kāore he painga i a koe! - No sweat to you!

104. Kāore i a au te tikanga. - My hands are tied.

105. Kāore i tua atu! - There's nobody better!

106. Karawhiua! - Give it heaps! Go hard!

107. Katahi nā te tama mōhio, ko koe! - What a clever child you are!

108. Kātahi rā. - Good grief - I disagree! That's a stupid idea.

109. Katahi te tangata haututū! - What a mischief person!

110. Kātahi te whakaaro pōhēhē ko tēnā! - What a daft thought!

111. Kāti te pōrearea! - Stop being a pain!

112. Kaua e mahi pēnā! - Don’t do that!

113. Kaua e mutu takiwā noa iho. - Don't limit yourself! Go beyond the comfort zone.

114. Kei a ia pea. - Maybe he’s got them/it.

115. Kei a koe mō te rūkahu! - You’re so full of it!

116. Kei a koe mō te... - You're great at...

117. Kei a koe mō te... - You're the best at...

118. Kei a koe te tikanga. - It's your responsibility. It's up to you.

119. Kei a koe! - On to it!

120. Kei hea mai! - Choice! Outstanding, terrific! That's wonderful!

121. Kei konā katoa ahau. - Complete and utter support.

122. Kei Mahurangi kē koe. - You're away with the fairies!

123. Kei noho koe ka haere. - Don't even think about leaving.

124. Kei noho koe ka... - Don't you dare...

125. Kei noho koe! - Don't even think about it!

126. Kei raro au e putu ana - I’m under in a heap (really worn out!)

127. Kei runga noa atu koe! - You’re the best! You're onto it!

128. Kei tāwauwau kē koe! - You are way off track!

129. Kei te aha kē koe? - What the hell are you doing?

130. Kei tua o Tāwauwau ia. - He is away with the fairies.

131. Keio noho koe ka tū! - Don't you dare get up!

132. Keke ana te haere! - Like a rocket

133. Ki a koe hoki. - What's wrong with you? What's the matter with you?

134. Ki ia me tana kotahi. - Him and himself.

135. Kia haumaru te noho. - Stay safe.

136. Kia huhue! - Hurry up!

137. Kia hūkere te hoe. - Go hard! Dig deep!

138. Kia ora kia ora! - Oops!

139. Kia ora! - Cheers!

140. Kia pai mai hoki. - That's fantastic! How neat is that!

141. Kia tau! - Relax, settle petal!

142. Kia whānau mai a Rūaumoko. - That'll be the day. When pigs fly.

143. Ko koe ki tāu, ko au ki tāku. - You do your thing and I'll do mine.

144. Ko koe tonu a runga! - You're the bomb!

145. Ko tērā tērā! - That's that then!

146. Ko tō pakeke mārika! - You're old enough to know better!

147. Ko wai hoki koe? - Who the hell are you?

148. Ko wai koe? - Who do you think you are?

149. Koia kei a koe! - You're awesome!

150. Koia pū! - Perfect!

151. Koia pū. - Exactly right! You've got it in a nutshell.

152. Koia! Koia! - That explains it!

153. Koinā tāku! - That's what I reckon.

154. Koirā anake te mahi e pahawa i a koe! - That's all you're good for!

155. Komohia tō ārai kanohi! - Wear your mask!

156. Kōrero, kōrero. - Yeah right.

157. Kotahi atu. - Make a beeline for.

158. Kua eke. - I've had enough to eat. No more is to be said in this discussion.

159. Kua hē ngā taha! - Gone to the pack!

160. Kua hemo i te mate kai - Absolutely starved

161. Kua hiki te kohu? - Get the picture?

162. Kua kino kē ngā piropiro. - In a foul mood.

163. Kua ngata taku hiahia. - My wants have been met.

164. Kua oti te ao! - That says it all!

165. Kua pakaru te pūkoro! - Broke!

166. Kua pau te hau! - I'm exhausted!

167. Kua pokea au e te mahi. - I'm snowed under with work.

168. Kua pōrangihia tō pīnati. - You're stupid.

169. Kua riro māna ināianei. - The ball's in his court now.

170. Kua tā te ihu - To have satisfied one’s hunger or thirst

171. Kua taka te kapa! - The penny has dropped!

172. Kua taka te kapa. - I get the picture.

173. Kua tangi kurī. - Crying for nothing.

174. Kua tē te koito! - Exhausted. Had it.

175. Kua tinga te ngārara. - I'm full.

176. Mā hea mai ki tēna! - That's something, better than nothing, it's the thought that counts

177. Mā koutou anō koutou e kuhu! - You can fend for yourselves.

178. Mā te aha i tēnā. - More than adequate. That will do. It's OK.

179. Mā tēnā ka aha? - What will that solve? What would that achieve? What difference will that make?

180. Mā tērā ka aha? - What good will come of that?

181. Mahi tika ana. - Great work! Absolutely!

182. Mahia tāu i kōrero ai! - Walk the talk!

183. Māmā noa iho! - Easy-peasy.

184. Māngari noa. - Easy as.

185. Manohi anō... - On the other hand...

186. Mārama kēkē! - Piece of cake, easy as!

187. Marika. - I enthusiastically agree!

188. Māu rawa te kōrero! - You can talk - you're the worse offender! Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!

189. Me haere! - Come quickly!

190. Me ko au koe... - If I were you...

191. Me te wai kōrari - Delicious! (literally, as sweet as juice of the flax flower)

192. Mē tēnā ka aha? - What difference will that make?

193. Mea rawa ake... - Next minute...

194. Mei kore ake... - If it wasn't for you...

195. Meinga! Meinga! - Is that so!

196. Mō taku hē! - My mistake! Sorry!

197. Mō taku hē! - My bad!

198. Mō te hemo tonu atu! - Do it to the death!

199. Mō te kōrero! - They talk a lot!

200. Nā kawea kōrero te kī! - A little bird told me!

201. Nā wai i hē, kātahi ka tino hē kē atu. - That's going from bad to worse.

202. Nā wai tāu? - Says who?

203. Nā whai anō. - That explains it! No wonder! That'll be why.

204. Nāu anō to mate i kimi! Nāna anō tōna mate i kimi! - You brought it on yourself! You made your bed - you lie in it!

205. Nāwai rā, nāwai rā. - Eventually.

206. Nē? - Eh?

207. Ngutu huia! - Know-it-all!

208. Nō hea hoki tāu? - Where did you get that from? (I don't believe you!) Can you substantiate that?

209. Nō mai mai. - From way back.

210. Nō reira - Therefore

211. Nōku te hē. Mō taku hē. - Its my fault. I'm sorry.

212. Nōku te māringanui. - I am most fortunate.

213. Oa te maaka. - Over the mark. Gone too far.

214. Pai kare! - By golly!

215. Pai te kite i a koe! - Good to see ya!

216. Pai te tutaki i a koe! - Nice to meet ya!

217. Pai tū, pai hinga. - Give it a go! (You might win, you might lose.)

218. Pakara ana ngā ngutu! - Delicious! (The smacking of the lips.)

219. Parahutihuti ana te haere! - Couldn't see them for dust!

220. Patu ngaro noa iho! - All momentum has been lost!

221. Pēhea koe? - What about you?

222. Pōuri atu! - Get lost! Get out of my way!

223. Puku ana te rae! - He hit the roof!

224. Puku kau ana. - You've got a cheek! What a nerve!

225. Purari paka! - Bloody bastard!

226. Rarawe noa iho! - Easy as.

227. Rarawe noa iho! - No sweat! We've got this!

228. Rehekō! - Let's go!

229. Tahia te tahua. - Work it out! Make peace!

230. Taku whakapae... - My guesss...

231. Tangi reme. - To cry like a lamb.

232. Tāu kē - Awesome!

233. Tāua tāua! - You and me both! We're both the same.

234. Te āhua nei … - It looks like …

235. Te aro i a au! - I don't give a damn!

236. Te ātaahua hoki! - That’s beautiful

237. Te hiapai hoki! - What a damn cheek!

238. Te kutukutu-ahi hoki! - What a load of rubbish!

239. Te mutunga kē mai o te pai! - Never better/awesome!

240. Te rangi i taka iho! - That'll be the day! (When they sky falls down!)

241. Tē taea e rātou! - They haven't got a chance!

242. Tē taea te aha! - You can't do anything about it.

243. Tē taea te pēhea. - It can't be done.

244. Te tokorima a Māui - “The five of Māui” – a reference to one’s fingers. If an apology is made for the lack of cutlery, one might say “Hei aha rā. Hai te tokorima a Māui” It does not matter. Leave it to the five of Māui.

245. Te tū mai o te ihu! - What a snob!

246. Te weriweri rā! - That creep!

247. Tēnā koe i tēnā. - Thanks for that.

248. Tēnā pōhēhē tēnā! - Yeah right!

249. Tētahi tangata! - What a dick!

250. Tika hoki tāu! - You are correct!

251. Tino kino te hēhē! - It was a big disappointment.

252. Tino kino te pai! - Too much!

253. Tino kore nei! - Absolutely no way!

254. Tiro pī. - Look at with doubt or suspicion.

255. Tītiro! - Look!

256. Tō ihu! - Butt out, stop being nosey!

257. Tō moho! E nge! - Good job! Serves you right!

258. Tō tenetene! - Get stuffed! Shut up!

259. Tōna tikanga. - Supposedly.

260. Tuhia ki tō rae. - Never ever forget it.

261. Tūmeke! - Awesome!

262. Turituri warawara. - Blah blah blah.

263. Tūwhitia te hopo. - Feel the fear and do it anyway.

264. Wai ka hua, wai ka tohu? - Who knows? Who can say?

265. Wānanga! - Wicked!

266. Wehi nā! - Oh my goodness! Oh my god, that's amazing!

267. Wetiweti! - Wicked!

268. Whakamutua atu! - That's enough! Stop it! Cut it out!

269. Whakangaro atu koe! - Get lost!

270. Whakaputa mōhio! - Know-it-all!

271. Whuuu! - Wow!

272. Wīare! - That's a surprise!

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