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mātanga

1. (modifier) sophisticated, experienced, skilled.

Tāpiri atu ēnei painga ki te purotu o tōna āhua, te pakari o te tinana, me te tohunga ki ngā mahi tākaro, kātahi ai te tangata whakahoahoa, tangata mātanga ko tēnei, ko Hēmi (TTR 1998:63). / These good qualities, coupled with his handsome appearance, physical prowess and sporting ability, shaped Hēmi into a charming and sophisticated man.

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2. (noun) experienced person, expert, specialist, consultant, professional, practitioner, old hand, analyst.

Kaua pea ko ngā kupu rīraparapa katoa a ngā mātanga wetewete reo, engari ia ko ngā kupu e hāngai ana ki te hōhonutanga o te punareo kei reira nei ngā tamariki e rukuruku haere ana (HM 1/1993). / Perhaps don't use the flash words of grammarians, but the words relevant to the language level that the children are at.

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mātanga reo

1. (noun) language consultant.

mātanga hangarau

1. (noun) technologist, expert in technology.

mātanga pūtaiao

1. (noun) scientist.

mātanga hāpai

1. (noun) consultant.

mātanga kai

1. (noun) dietician.

mātanga wetewete reo

1. (noun) grammarian.

Kaua pea ko ngā kupu rīraparapa katoa a ngā mātanga wetewete reo, engari ia ko ngā kupu e hāngai ana ki te hōhonutanga o te punareo kei reira nei ngā tamariki e rukuruku haere ana (HM 1/1993). / Perhaps don't use the flash words of grammarians, but the words relevant to the language level that the children are at.

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mātanga mate hinengaro

1. (noun) psychiatrist, mental health specialist.

Koia nei te wiki mate hinengaro, nā reira kei te hiahia ngā mātanga mate hinengaro kia huri ngā whakaaro o te tangata ki ngā momo mate hinengaro. / This is Mental Health awareness week, so psychiatrists want people to think about mental illness.

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