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Welcome to PAEKUPU, words related to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Curriculum areas presently available on PAEKUPU: Toi Ataata, Te Reo Matatini, Puoro, Te Reo Pāngarau, Te Reo Pūtaiao, Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia
 
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Te Reo Matatini

kupu whakamauru

euphemism

tūingoa

WHAKAMĀRAMA

He kupu whakamāmā i te tikanga taikaha o tētahi mea. He kupu huatau rānei mō tētahi mea kāore e pai ana ki ō te tangata whakaaro.

A word which softens something harsh. A more polite or elegant word for something which might be considered unpleasant.

Tauira KŌrero

Kei a ia mō te whakamahi kupu whakamauru.

Ahakoa tana kimikimi, tē kitea he kupu whakamauru.

Pānuihia te tuhinga nei, ka tautohu ai i ngā kupu whakamauru o roto.

WhakamĀrama Āpitihanga

Hei tauira o te kupu whakamauru:

  • Ko te ‘moe tahi’ mō te kaikaiātara.
  • Ko te ‘tautohe’ mō te whawhai.
  • Ko te ‘mino’ mō te kaiā me te whānako.

Ko te tauaro o te kupu whakamauru, ko te kupu whakatara, arā, he anuanu, he taikaha, he kino rānei ki ō te tangata whakaaro. Hei tauira:

kupu whakamaurukupu whakatara 
moe tahikaikaiātara
tautohewhawhai
minokaiā
mate hinengaromate porowairangi
hiahia motuhakehauā

Takenga Mai

whakamauru - placatory, appeasing

KUPU KĒ ATU

kupu whakangāwari

Tauira KŌrero

Kei a ia mō te whakamahi kupu whakamauru.

Ahakoa tana kimikimi, tē kitea he kupu whakamauru.

Pānuihia te tuhinga nei, ka tautohu ai i ngā kupu whakamauru o roto.

WhakamĀrama Āpitihanga