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marumaru

Published: July 23, 2024 12:00

<p>marumaru: shade</p> I noho au i raro i te marumaru o te pōhutukawa. I sat under the shade of the pōhutukawa. - this is an example of an active sentence

whakatipu(a)

Published: July 22, 2024 12:00

<p>whakatipu(a): to grow</p> E whakatipua ana te pātītī e Papa-tū-ā-nuku. The grass is being grown by Papa-tū-ā-nuku. - this is an example of a passive sentence Nā Maru te kūmara i whakatipu. Maru grew the kūmara. - this is an example of the agent…

pātītī

Published: July 21, 2024 12:00

<p>pātītī: grass</p> Ka tapahi au i te pātītī. I will cut the grass. - this is an example of an active sentence Kua tapahia te pātītī e au. The grass has been cut by me. - this is an example of a passive sentence

tupu(ria), tipu(ria)

Published: July 20, 2024 12:00

<p>tupu(ria), tipu(ria): grow, develop, flourish, seedling</p> Kāore ngā putiputi e tupu i te marumaru. The flowers will not flourish in the shade. - this is a negative verbal sentence Ka tipu te rito o te harakeke i tēnei marama. The new shoots of flax…

Whiringa-ā-nuku

Published: July 18, 2024 12:00

<p>Whiringa-ā-nuku: October</p> Ka ātaahua te māra ā tēnei Whiringa-ā-nuku. The garden will be beautiful in October. - this is an example of a stative sentence Another name for October is Oketopa.

rongoā

Published: July 17, 2024 12:00

<p>rongoā: remedy, cure, drug</p> I kohikohi ia i te kawakawa hei rongoā mō te māuiui o tāna tama.  He collected kawakawa as a cure for his son's illness. - this is an example of an active sentence

māra

Published: July 16, 2024 12:00

<p>māra: garden</p> E toro mai ana ngā tūī ki te māra. The tūī are visiting the garden. - this is an example of an active sentence

taupoki(tia)

Published: July 15, 2024 12:00

<p>taupoki(tia): to dig</p> I taupokitia te oneone e te paruauru. The soil was dug by the gardener. - this is an example of a passive sentence  E taupoki ana ia i te māra. She's digging the garden. - this is an example of an active sentence

paruauru

Published: July 14, 2024 12:00

<p>paruauru: gardener</p> Nā te paruauru te oneone i taupoki. It was the gardener who dug the garden. - this is an example of the agent emphatic

kahurangi

Published: July 13, 2024 12:00

<p>kahurangi: blue</p> E hiahia ana au ki tērā kākahu kahurangi. I want that blue dress. - this is an example of an active sentence Other words for blue include kikorangi and purū.