In New Zealand, there are two official languages—English and te reo Maori.
Okay, three. Also NZ Sign Language (NZSL).
In most countries, your effort to speak the language is appreciated. Not so in NZ.
When I try to speak te reo, I am constantly corrected.
There seems to be an idea that you need to apologize for your bad pronunciation. Fair enough.
But if you are not a fourth generation European New Zealander, you really have no hopes of saying anything in te reo right.
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