tāwharanui / dictionary
Tāwharanui is a Te Nehenehenui centric dictionary, with kupu hou, phrases and idioms unique to Te Nehenehenui. Each word or phrase will give a definition, example and its origins. Just like the Tāwhara, which was a favourable food source to all who resided in the great forest of Te Nehenehenui. We invite you to share in this collection of kupu that are unique to our people.
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Synonyms: Poke / Raupatu
Kaingia i tēnei, kei warea koe e te moe i a koe e hautū waka ana – Eat this so that you are not overpowered by exhaustion when driving.
E wehiwehi ana i te mōhiotanga ka kore au e roa ki te whenua – I am fearful, knowing that I have not long to go on earth.
Synonyms: Tamanui i-te-rā
Nā Maui te werowero i whakapōturi – Maui was the one who slowed the sun down.
He noho hei kaiwhakahaere pākihi tētēhi ō ngōku whaitanga nui – One of my biggest goals is to become a business owner.
Synonyms: Mākiri / Tāwariwari / Whakawhena
Whakamārō mai i o maihara – Flex your muscles.
Ko au te whakapākanga o te whānau – I am the youngest child of the family.
Synonyms: Harihari kōrero
Ka kōrero ia ki te pirihimana me te whāki ano I ōna hara – He spoke to the police and confessed his crimes.
Kua whānakohia ngā kī ō tōku waka – The keys to my car have been stolen.
Synonyms: Mamae / Pākikini / Uruhua
Ka taka au I te rākau ka whara ōku waewae – I fell off a tree and hurt my legs.
Kua pāngia ahau i te mate wharowharo – I have caught the flu.
Whakamaua I ngō whatu-karaha – Wear your glasses.
Synonyms: Katokato / Huhuti
Kaua koe e whawhaki ngā Putiputi, kei riri mai a ruruhi – Don’t pluck those flowers or nan will get mad.
Synonyms: Papa / Pae / Puroa
Kaua koe e makangia ō kākāhu ki te whorō – Don’t throw your clothes on the floor.