How to form the plural in Maori

You want to learn how to use the plural in Maori? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Maori lessons complete with useful examples. Apples, houses, books... we'll teach you everything you need to know about the plural in Maori.

Maori nouns - plural

The plural is used, in general, to talk about more than one object. Examples in English would be 'dogs', 'cats', 'houses' and 'children'. The are several ways to form the plural in Maori.


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About Maori

Māori belongs to the Austronesian language family and is related to Malaysian, Indonesian and Tagalog. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Maori would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Maori

Learn to get by in Maori with these useful words and phrases. These essential phrases cover everything from Maori greetings to business and workplace communications to love and dating.

Kei te hia kai au.
I am hungry.
Kei te riri au.
I am angry.
Kei te pōuri au.
I am sad.
Kei te harikoa au.
I am happy.
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Step 5 : The plural in Maori

The plural is important in Maori when you need to talk about more than one thing. Using the nouns pukapuka, nohoanga and tatau (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn the plural of each of these words by heart. This is easy in Maori, because in Maori, the plural is usually the same form as the singular. You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the Maori plural including useful examples. After you've learned the plural of pukapuka, nohoanga and tatau, you can move on to Step 6 (Maori demonstrative pronouns).

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