Ngā tohu huarere 1 (Weather forecasts 1)
In this reomation there are two sample weather forecasts, at different levels of difficulty.
You will encounter Māori place names – and terms for describing the weather in those places.
You will also notice the word ‘hoki’ which, in this context, means ‘also’.
Notice too the word ‘tohu’, which means a sign/symbol.
In the second weather forecast you will learn how to describe coverage from one geographic area to another, for example, ‘...mai i Taupō ki ....’ (from Taupō to ....).
You will also learn some points of the compass; for example, ‘tonga’ (south), ‘rāwhiti’ (east) and ‘hauāuru’ (west).
In addition, there are useful time phrases, for example, ‘i te ata’ (in the morning); ‘i te ahiahi’ (in the afternoon).
Transcript and Translation
|Weather reader (male)||Anei ngā tohu huarere mō āpōpō.||Here’s the weather forecast for tomorrow.|
|Ki Ōtepoti, he huka.||In Dunedin, there’s snow.|
|Ki Ōtautahi, he kapua.||In Christchurch, some cloud.|
|He hau matangi ki Wakatū.||A breeze in Nelson.|
|Mō koutou e noho ana i Te Whanganui-a-Tara, ka whiti te rā i ētahi wā.||For those living in Wellington, the sun will sometimes shine.|
|Ki Taupō, ka pupuhi te hau.||In Taupō, it will be windy.|
|Ki Kirikiriroa, he paki te rā.||In Hamilton, the day will be fine.|
|Ka heke te ua ki Tāmakimakaurau.||The rain will fall in Auckland.|
|He kōuaua ki Kaitaia, ki Whāngārei hoki.||There will be showers in Kaitaia, and also in Whāngārei.|