Te reo skills with kil bay Chappa

KUPU HOU WITH CHAPPA: The Maori Side Steps member Cohen Holloway, looks like a Pakeha and has a Pakeha name, but the impersonation specialist presents a memorable lesson on Facebook in te reo.

MAORI Side Steps member Cohen Holloway looks like a Pakeha and has a Pakeha name, but the impersonation specialist presents a memorable lesson in te reo on Facebook.

The 2min45 sec clip hosted by Chappa (Holloway) includes basketball player Brook Ruscoe and political satirist Robbie Nicol of online show White Man Behind a Desk.

Dressed in his “chur bay” T-shirt Chappa takes his two guests and audience through a few basic phrases in te reo.

He even brings in some kupu hou (new words) although aeawww, ooooh, touhuuu, bro, awwwwwww, wassup and pppffftttssshhh are nowhere to be found in the online Maori dictionary.

Ruscoe holds up a word card and tells Holloway it means he is handsome.

“I’m verrrry wharepaku!” says Holloway.

Get your lessons in te reo Chappa at http://tinyurl.com/y8sp2nru

The clip was posted on Facebook by Hahana TV, a YouTube webseries that last year found a cross-over platform on Maori Television.

MAORI Side Steps member Cohen Holloway looks like a Pakeha and has a Pakeha name, but the impersonation specialist presents a memorable lesson in te reo on Facebook.

The 2min45 sec clip hosted by Chappa (Holloway) includes basketball player Brook Ruscoe and political satirist Robbie Nicol of online show White Man Behind a Desk.

Dressed in his “chur bay” T-shirt Chappa takes his two guests and audience through a few basic phrases in te reo.

He even brings in some kupu hou (new words) although aeawww, ooooh, touhuuu, bro, awwwwwww, wassup and pppffftttssshhh are nowhere to be found in the online Maori dictionary.

Ruscoe holds up a word card and tells Holloway it means he is handsome.

“I’m verrrry wharepaku!” says Holloway.

Get your lessons in te reo Chappa at http://tinyurl.com/y8sp2nru

The clip was posted on Facebook by Hahana TV, a YouTube webseries that last year found a cross-over platform on Maori Television.

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