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karetao Play

1. (modifier) tokenistic, robotic.

Ka whakapae ētahi pēnā rānei he mana tō tēnei mahi, he mahi karetao noa iho rānei (Te Ara 2014). / Some question the integrity of such performances, or are they just tokenistic.


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2. (noun) marionette, puppet, jumping jack, robot, toy figure - figure carved in human form with arms that move by pulling a string.

Ko tētahi ringa ki te pupuri i te karetao, ko tētahi ki te huhuti i ngā aho kia haka mai ai (PK 2008:222). / One hand holds the marionette, while the other pulls the strings so that it dances.


karetao atarau Play

1. (noun) shadow puppet.


ringa karetao Play

1. (noun) puppeteer.


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