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.
I found this dictionary fantastic on the PC, particularly as it had the option to pronounce each word which I find invaluable. At the bottom it said 'Download the app' and I assumed the sound option would be there, so I'm very disappointed to find it's missing. Can you do an update, please, with spoken pronunciation included? I could have got a free dictionary but went for yours because the implication was that it would be the same as on the PC.
Me whakahou koa tenei app
I love this app and use it daily. Can the developers please update it so it works better on the latest version of iOS. Quick search via the 3D touch function would be an idea a well.
- Category: Education
- Updated: 06 October 2014
- Version: 3.1.1
- Size: 129 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: AUT University
- © 2014 AUT University
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.