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1. (verb) (-ngia) to be wrong, mistaken, incorrect.

Kīhai i hamumu te waha o ngā tuākana, nō te mea kua tā rātou (NM 1928:171). / The elder brothers didn't say anything because what they had done was wrong.
I tōna hokinga mai i taua whenua, ina te whenua o tētahi o ōna hoa whawhai; whakaahua kētia ana e Rīhari ōna kākahu kia hēngia mai ai he ware noa iho (MM.TKM 30/6/1859:5). / When he returned from that land, because he was in the land of one of his enemies, Richard dressed so that he would be mistaken as just a commoner.


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2. (verb) to be contaminated.

Mehemea he paru te paraihe, ka te māhunga mā (TTT 1/4/1923). / If the brush is dirty the clean hair will be contaminated.


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3. (verb) to be going downhill, in difficulty, in trouble, going awry.

Kua roa kē māua e whakatakoto mahere ana, e whiriwhiri ana mō āhea rā māua toro atu ai i a koe i te rongonga o māua i te haere koe i ngā ākinga a ahungarua, a mātāpūpututanga (HM 4/2009:4). / He and I were planning and deciding for a long time when we would visit you because we had heard that you were going downhill in your approaching old age and advancing years.


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4. (modifier) incorrectly, wrongly, in bad condition, in the wrong way - to indicate something done or handled incorrectly.

E kore ēnei kōrero o ngā iwi o Tainui e tirohia hētia mehemea me mahue te wāhi nui o ēnei raruraru (NIT 1995:325). / These narratives of the Tainui tribes will not be looked at in the wrong way if we leave out most of these troubles.
I whanowhanoā au i te tuhi o tōku ingoa ki te tieki. / I was annoyed that my name was written incorrectly on the cheque.


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5. (noun) error, fault, mistake, difficulty, harm, fallacy, blunder.

Anā te ko te haere ki ngā reihi hōiho petipeti ai, haurangi ai (TP 9/1903:4). / But the fault is in going to horse races to gamble and get drunk.


he Play

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.

He matau anō rā tāku. / I have a fish hook.
He pai te āhua o taua kau, engari he pukupā (TWMNT 11/7/1876:172). / That cow looks good, but it is infertile.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 43-44, 64, 108-110;)


Synonyms: tētahi, tētehi


kāore he Play

1. (negative) is no, are no, was no, were no - used to negate the existence of something with sentences that begin with he in the affirmative. If there is reference to a place following kei or i, this is introduced by i.

Kāore he raihi i roto i te kāpata. / There is no rice in the cupboard.


2. (negative) Used for the negative of affirmative sentences beginning with he followed by a noun and ā or ō. Such sentences relate to ownership.

Kāore he whare karakia ō tō mātou marae. / Our marae does not have a church.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 109-110;)


he ahakoa Play

1. although, notwithstanding, despite, even though, whatever, no matter, in spite of, nevertheless.

Nā tōna mauriroa, tokotoru ana tamariki me ētehi o ngā mea tamariki o ōna uri i mate atu i mua i a ia. He ahakoa tonu, i te wā i hinga nei a Rangimārie Hetet ki Te Kūiti i te 14 o Hune o te tau 1995, nuku kē atu i te 100 ōna uri e ora tonu mai ana (TTR 2000:76). / Because of her longevity, she outlived three of her children and some of her younger descendants. Nevertheless, at the time of her death at Te Kūiti on 14 June 1995, she was survived by over 100 direct descendants.

See also ahakoa, ahakoa tonu


epa hē Play

1. (noun) illegal pitch (sport).


he mea ... Play

1. (particle) Used before ordinary verbs for events set in the past as an alternative to using a passive ending.

He mea tito ēnei waiata e Ngoi Pēwhairangi. / These songs were composed by Ngoi Pēwhairangi.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 42;)


he aha? Play

1. (particle) what? why?.

He aha ērā? / What are those?
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 28-29, 43-44; Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 23; Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 44;)


manawa hē Play

1. (noun) heart attack.

He manawa hē te mate i hemo ai tōku whaea. / A heart attack was the illness that my mother died from.


tangi hē Play

1. (verb) to be out of tune, flat (of a musical instrument).

Āta tiakina te kitā, kia kore ai e te tangi i mua i tā tātou waiata (RTP 2015:55). / Look after the guitar carefully so that it won't go out of tune before our song.


2. (noun) out of tune, flat (of a musical instrument).

I tino rangona te tangi hē o te tōiri (RTP 2015:55). / It could be clearly heard that the violin was out of tune.


he mihi Play

1. (noun) acknowledgements.


maka hē Play

1. (noun) foul throw (sport).


me he Play

1. (interjection) if - variation of mehemea.


(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 66-67;)


whakapā hē Play

1. (verb) to charge (legal), accuse, allege.

Nā ka anga rātou ka whakapā hē ki a ia, ka mea, Kua mau i a mātou tēnei tangata e kukume kē ana i te iwi, e mea ana kia kaua e hoatu te takoha ki a Hiha, e kī ana he kīngi ia, ko te Karaiti (PT Ruka 23:2). / And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a king.


2. (noun) charge (legal), accusation, allegation.

Nā tū ana ngā tohunga nui me ngā karaipi, kaha rawa hoki tā rātou whakapā hē ki a ia (PT Ruka 23:10). / And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him.


(mō) taku hē, (mō) taku hē Play

1. my mistake, I apologise, my apologies, I'm sorry, sorry for my mistake  - an idiom used to apologise for a mistake or oversight which resulted in the other person or people being affected. Sometimes the phrase is not repeated.

Mō taku hē, mō taku hē! Kāore kē au i mōhio i pīrangi kōrua ki te haere. / I sincerely apologise! I didn't realise that you two wanted to go.


nāwai i hē ka hē kē atu Play

1. things are going from bad to worse.


he kore [nōna] Play

1. because she doesn't - a negative phrase to give the reason why something wasn't done, where nōna can be replaced by other n-class possessives.

Nōhea ēnā weriweri e whakaae mai he kore nō rātou i pai mai ki tā tātou i tono nei. / No way will those 'so and sos' agree because they don’t like what we’re asking of them.


hē ngā rā Play

1. he/she is losing it, they're crazy - an idiom to indicate that someone is either forgetful, confused or is slightly demented. Can be used jokingly too.

Kua hē ngā rā o tēnei reanga. / This generation is crazy.

See also kua hē (haere) [ō] rā


kāore he aha Play

1. absolutely nothing.

Kāore he raruraru, kāore he aha. / There were no problems, absolutely none.


hē kē atu Play

1. to get worse, worsen, deteriorate.

I eke a Matiu ki te tūranga haihana, engari ka hē kē atu te mate o ana kanohi i ngā kirikiri o Īhipa (TTR 2000:208). / Matiu reached the rank of sergeant, but the problem with his eyes worsened from the sands of Egypt.


he rite tonu Play

1. always, all the time, continually, constantly, ad nauseam, over and over - an idiom to indicate that omething happens over and over.

He rite tonu te ngarongaro atu o Āpirana ki Pōneke i te pōtitanga i a ia i 1905 hai Mema Pāremata mō Te Tai Rāwhiti (TTR 1996:113). / After he was elected in 1905 as a Member of Parliament for Eastern Māori, Āpirana often disappeared to Wellington.
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 29;)

See also rite tonu


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