Instant! Māori by Nick Theobald & Paaora Walker
Instant! Māori is an easy-to-use phrase book packed with hundreds of practical and down-to-earth words, sayings and phrases. Using phonetics, it enables readers to speak correct Māori in seconds. The content includes the short and long version of what to say on a Marae (Māori meeting house), how to introduce yourself and family, and heaps of practical phrases you can use every day.
This popular guide also has a sense of humour—sections include how to speak to your pets, a selection of pick-up lines and even provides verbal exit strategies if you find yourself surrounded by gang members!
With Instant! Māori in hand, you’ll be able to ask everything from will you marry me? to does my bum look big in this?, and all with perfect pronunciation.
The print version of this book has sold tens of thousands of copies in New Zealand and internationally, proving to be equally popular with tourists who want to enjoy and understand the Māori language, and language students (young and old) who want to speak their country’s indigenous tongue.
Paperback, 120 pages, 102mm x 132mm.