Te Reo Māori
By AUT University
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Te Reo Māori is a Māori language dictionary that is easy to use by searching for Māori or English words. As well as English meanings, it has example sentences with translations for many entries. It even has photographs and audio clips for Aotearoa/New Zealand native fauna and photographs of flora, important people and other items where a photograph will aid understanding.
As well as the words one would expect in a traditional dictionary, it also has encyclopaedic entries designed to provide key information about plants, animals, stars, planets, heavenly bodies, important Māori people, key ancestors of traditional narratives, tribal groups, ancestral canoes, song types, musical instruments, Māori names for institutions, country names, place names and other proper names. There are also detailed explanations of key concepts central to Māori culture. Comprehensive explanations for grammatical items are included, with examples of usage, as are idioms and colloquialisms with their meanings and examples.
Please note that this app is optimised for use on the iPhone 3GS or higher iPhones, iPads and 4rd generation iPod Touch devices. Other devices may find the app slow to produce search results.
As well as online use, the app is also designed for offline use so it is fully self-contained and doesn't need to be connected to the internet in order to operate. There are currently nearly 15,000 Māori headwords entries in the database, which will be added to over time.
The Te Reo Maori app is the companion to the popular www.maoridictionary.co.nz website and forms part of the Te Whanake Māori Language learning series.
What's New in Version 3.1.1
- Results layout update
- Small fixes
Not so good
I have regularly been using the online version of this app and thought I would give it a try. However it was not as good as it seemed before downloading. Sometimes it loads very slowly and the offline version is very limited. When searching offline it is very slow and then only loads one of two words for even the most common searches. I pretty much got it so I could search words offline with my iPod but it's pretty disappointing especially for the significant price.
Doesn't load half the time. Sometimes doesn't even open and I have to try it three times. Tino nui te utu mo tēnei, ā, kaore anō te papakupu kia mahia te mahi.
Update with bug fixes please!
He mea pakaru tēnei
I have purchased this app twice. The first time it stopped working. The second time, it doesn't work! I would like my money back. He mea tino pakaru. Kāore i te pai. Nā wai te hē?!
- Category: Education
- Updated: 06 October 2014
- Version: 3.1.1
- Size: 100 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: AUT University
- © 2014 AUT University
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.