Taku whānau (My family)
This reomation introduces us to Te Awarangi's family members – grandparents, parents and siblings. Te Awarangi elaborates more, using photos on the wall.
You will learn how to specify who someone is and what their relationship is to you (or someone else). You will also learn how to ask the question ‘Ko wai’ (Who). Notice too the pronouns ‘au’ (I) and ‘ia (s/he).
The term ‘whānau’ (family) means more than mother, father, children. It is wider and more inclusive than the nuclear family. Our ‘tūpuna’ (ancestors) are really important in Māori culture. We honour them and recognise the value of the knowledge and aroha they’ve handed down to us.
Transcript and Translation
|Rōpū tamariki (off-screen)||Taku whānau||My family|
|Te Awarangi||Kia ora. Ko Te Awarangi au.||Hello. I’m Te Awarangi.|
|Te Awarangi||Ko Peter taku koro. Ko Mere taku kuia. Ko Andrew taku koro. Ko Peti taku kuia. Ko Mike taku pāpā. Ko Ani taku māmā. Ko Ropata taku tuakana. Ko Marama taku tuahine. Ko au tana tungāne. Ko Paora taku teina.||Peter is my grandfather. Mere is my grandmother. Andrew is my grandfather. Peti is my grandmother. Mike is my dad. Ani is my mum. Ropata is my older brother. Marama is my sister. I am her brother. Paora is my younger brother.|
|Rōpū tamariki (off-screen)||Ko wai mā rātou?||Who are they?|
|Te Awarangi||Ko tēnei taku whānau. Ko ia taku pāpā. Ko ia taku māmā. Ko ia taku tuahine.||This is my family. He’s my dad. She’s my mum. She’s my sister.|
|Rōpū tamariki (off-screen)||Ko wai ia?||Who’s she?|
|Te Awarangi||Ko ia taku whaea kēkē. Ko ia te tuahine o taku pāpā.||She’s my auntie. She’s the sister of my dad.|
|Rōpū tamariki (off-screen)||Ko wai rāua?||Who are they?|
|Te Awarangi||Ko ia taku whaea kēkē. Ko ia taku matua kēkē. Ko ia te tungāne o taku māmā. Tokomaha aku kaihana.||She’s my auntie. He’s my uncle. He’s the brother of my mum. I have lots of cousins.|
|Rōpū tamariki (off-screen)||Ae. Tokomaha ō kaihana.||Yes. You have lots of cousins.|
|Te Awarangi||Ko tēnei taku whānau.||This is my family.|