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taihoa

1. (interjection) by and by, wait, don't ... yet.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 111;)

Taihoa e kai kia karakiatia te hākari e te minita! / Don't eat until the minister has blessed the banquet!

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See also taihoa ake, taihoa [koe] ka kite


2. (interjection) later, later on.

Taihoa, ka tangohia te whenua mō ngā kaupapa tūmatanui pērā i te mahinga parakaingaki me te taunga waka rererangi o Tāmaki-makau-rau (Te Ara 2013). / Later, land was taken for public works such as a sewage plant and Auckland airport.

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taihoa ka/kua ...

1. (interjection) soon, it won't be long before, almost certainly - used to indicate that something will happen soon or is almost certain to occur.

Taihoa tātou ka muia e te mahi a te namu. / Soon we'll be covered in sandflies.

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taihoa ake

1. (interjection) by and by, later, wait, don't ... yet, wait a second.

Taihoa ake nei ērā kōrero whāia atu ai (HM 4/2009:1). / Later those comments will be expanded on.

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taihoa pea ka/kua

1. will probably - an idiom sometimes used to indicate that something is likely to happen.

Tokorua kei te hohipera i Nēpia, taihoa pea ka hoki ki te kainga ki te whakaako i ngā wāhine Māori ki te tiaki i ā rātou tamariki, ki te nānā hoki i ngā tūroro (TP 4/1904:7).— / There are two people at the hospital in Napier, and they will probably return home to train the Māori women to care for their children and to nurse the patients.
E mōhio ana tātou, ki te waiho i konei tō tātou ngākaunui, tō tātou manawanui ki tō tātou reo, taihoa pea kua tata manawa kiore ko te reo Māori e mōhio nei tātou (HM 4/1995:4). / We know that if our commitment and dedication to our language is left at this, then the Māori language that we know will probably be at death's door.

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taihoa ā, ka ...

1. (interjection) after a while, after a time, eventually - indicates a lapse of time before another event.

Taihoa ā, ka mau haere i a ia te reo Māori. / After a while she began to get better at the Māori language.

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taihoa [koe] ka kite

1. you'll soon see, you're bound to see, it won't be long before you'll see.

Taihoa koe ka kite i te hē o tāu mahi. / Soon you'll see the error in what you've done.

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taihoa [koe] i a [au]!

1. I'll get you! I'll sort you out! - an idiom warning someone that if the listener does not do things correctly, someone will correct him/her.

Taihoa ngā tamariki e taki haututū mai rā i a au (HKK 1999:110). / I'll sort out those children getting into mischief over there.

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ake nei

1. (particle) Often used in future time exoressions, e.g. ā kō kō ake nei, ā muri ake nei, taihoa ake nei.

Taihoa ake nei, ka kōrerohia e au ki a koutou taku titonga mō tētahi o aku tino hoa hōia, i tōmuri te hokinga mai ki tō mātau puni hōia i a mātau i Īhipa (HP 1991:107). / Later I will tell you about my fabrication for one of my best military friends who returned late to our military camp when we were in Egypt.

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