Thursday, July 24, 2008

Show 803 Thursday 24 July

Watch today’s show at YouTube or BlipTV.

Hi, I’m Sarah. Welcome to The Daily English Show.

The video I recommend today is called: Learn To Count in Māori

I think this is a very simple, but very effective language learning video.

It’s on this channel on YouTube – they have some excellent videos there, so if you’re interested in the Māori language, go and check them out.

If you watch this video a few times, you’ll be able to count in Māori. Which is very useful if you’re going to New Zealand – because as I said there are lot of Māori words in New Zealand English.

And I think if you visit New Zealand if you know some Māori language then, you’ll probably have a richer experience.


Kia Ora, in Stick News today, an eight-year-old girl was kicked out of a tennis tournament in New Zealand after officials discovered she was wearing a hidden earpiece to receive instructions from her father.

An eight-year-old girl was playing in her first tennis tournament in New Zealand when officials became suspicious of a heightened degree of questioned calls.
They then discovered an earpiece hidden under her thick headband.
Her father said he was only helping his daughter keep score.

And that was Stick News for Thursday the 24th of July.
Kia Ora.

Word of the Day

Today’s word is whānau.

Whānau means family or extended family.

This is a Māori word and it’s also very common in New Zealand English.

For example you could say:
I’m going to see the whānau this weekend.

I searched for whānau online to find an example and I found this at the end of a blog post:
Hope this finds all the whānau in good health.

conversations with sarah
#496 Do most people speak Māori?

Step 1: Repeat Takeru’s lines.
Step 2: Read Takeru’s lines and talk to Sarah.

Takeru Is Maori an official language in New Zealand?

Sarah Yes. English and Maori are both official. And New Zealand sign language is an official language too.

Takeru Do most people speak Maori?

Sarah No. But everyone knows all the words that are also used in New Zealand English, like marae or whanau or tangi. And lots of people know basic questions like: kei te pehea koe?

Takeru What does that mean?

Sarah How are you?

Takeru And how do you answer?

Sarah Kei te pai.

No comments: