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Ngā tohu huarere 1 (Weather forecasts 1)

Duration: 0:44
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Scenario

In this reomation there are two sample weather forecasts, at different levels of difficulty.

Language Focus

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

Speaker Māori English
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.

 
 


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