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hei aha [tāu]! Play

1. I don't care what you say! - used to emphasise that the speaker will take no notice of a suggestion because it has no value.

Kāore au e pai ki a Timi, he pākira rawa nō tōna rae. Hei aha tāu, he tangata hūmārie ia. / I don't like Tim. He's too bald. I don't care, he's a handsome man.
(Te Pihinga Teachers' Manual (Ed. 2): 126;)

See also hei aha tāu

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