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(particle) Used before people's - names, wai, mea and personified objects when they stand as the subject of the sentence and when they follow i, ki, hei and kei.
1. (noun) student, pupil, learner, protégé.
Āniwaniwa / Uenuku
white cumulus cloud
Autāia / Nanakia
1. (loan) (noun) sandwich.
(verb) Hari(-a) to take, carry.
1. (particle) (determiner) a, an, some - used when referring to something that is not specific. It is not used following prepositions other than me when meaning 'like' or 'if'. May be followed by a noun or an adjective.
(particle) what? why?.
He aha te kōrero tika
Pātai: What is the correct answer?
He aha te tohutohu tika
Pātai: what is the correct command?
He aha te whakautu tika
what is the correct response?
He rangi tātarakihi
(numeral) how many? - combines with e, kia, toko-, ka and tua- to mean 'how many are there?' (e hia?); 'how many are wanted?' (kia hia?); how many people are there (tokohia?); 'how many?/how long?' (ka hia?); and 'how many?' (kia tuahia?).
Hihi (o te rā)
(noun) friend, friends.
(verb) (-hia,-ngia,-ria) to give (away from the speaker), put, add, hand over (something), gift, pay, move away - does not take a passive ending when used as a command and traditionally never took one. A passive suffix is often used in passive sentences, other than commands, in modern Māori.
hoatu ki a Mere
give (it) to Mere
(verb) (-hia,-ngia,-tia) to give (towards the speaker), contribute, grant, provide - does not take a passive ending when used as a command and traditionally never took one. A passive suffix is often used in passive sentences, other than commands, in modern Māori.
homai ki a au
give (it) to me
1. (verb) to press noses in greeting.
Road , Pathway
1. (noun) fruit.
Hukapapa / Tio
Hukarere / Huka ā-uta
There are many different ways 'i' is used in Te Reo Māori. Here are two examples that you will be learning
1. (particle) Connects a location word with its related noun or noun phrase.
2. (particle) used before verbs and statives to indicate past time.
(particle) each, every - usually the phrase with ia is repeated together with the preposition if one is needed.