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Matai's Maori Lesson - Dance - 4 August


Kupu hou (new vocabulary)

Dance and exercise-related words

dance - kanikani
exercise - korikori tinana
body strengthening - whakapakari tinana
ballet - kani tütengi/kani hïteki
tap dance - kanikani pätötö
breakdance - kanikani pötaka
krumping - kanikani manawawera
belly dancing - kanikani puku
belly dancer -  kaikanikani puku
tap dancer - kaikanikani pätötö    

Handy phrases

Give it heaps!- Kia kaha koe!   

Let's dance (you and I) Me kanikani täua! - E tü, kanikani mai!   Get up and dance!

Can you dance? - Ka taea e koe te kanikani?

Yes, indeed! - Aë, märika!  

I can dance! - Ka taea e au te kanikani!

You're so good at dancing! - Koia kei a koe mö te kanikani!


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