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tēnei Play

1. (determiner) this (near or connected to the speaker) - may be followed by a noun or stand alone.

Tirohia te āhua o tēnei whare. / Look at the shape of this house.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 44;)

See also nei, tēneki


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2. (determiner) each - when repeated, or repeated with its phrase.

Waiho tētahi pukapuka hīmene ki runga i tēnei tūru, i tēnei tūru. / Leave a hymn book on each chair.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 90-91;)


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3. (determiner) here.

Tēnei au kua tū ake nei ki te whakatau i a koutou. / Here I am standing to officially welcome you.


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4. (determiner) this - used with a noun in time expressions referring to the present.

Nō tēnei tau i tū ai ngā whakataeatae kapa haka. / It was this year that the performing arts competitions were held.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 30, 46;)


atu i tēnei Play

1. (particle) apart from this, from this.

Atu i tēnei wā, ka whakauruuru atu a Ngata ki te tini o ngā mahi e pā ana ki ngā mahi pāpori me ngā tikanga ā-iwi (TTR 1996:107). / From this time Ngata was involved in a many social and cultural activities.

See also atu


i tēnei pō Play

1. tonight, this night.

Moe mai rā e hoa i tā tāua wahine i tēnei pō; ā tērā pō te riro ai i a au (TTR 1990:275). / Sleep with our wife tonight, friend, for tomorrow she will be mine (DNZB 1990:494).


tēnā ko tēnei Play

1. on the other hand, then again, but in this case.

Tōna ritenga mō te kaipuke rere mai i Ingarani kia whā marama i te moana ka tae mai ki uta nei. Tēnā ko tēnei tōtahi ka ono marama o taua puke i te moana e ngaro ana; pāwera ana ngā Pākehā o konei koi tahuri (TWM 9/7/1864:2). / The expectation for ships sailing here from England is that they will be four months at sea before they reach land here. But in this particular case that ship has been six months missing at sea and the Pākehā here are concerned that it might have capsized.


ko [koe] anō [tēnei] Play

1. once again [you]'ve come up trumps, [you]'ve done it again - this idiom acknowledges someone's good qualities, but can also be used to criticise someone's bad traits.

Ko kōrua anō ēnei e waha nei i a tātou. / Here you two are again doing everything on our behalf.


tēnā kōrua i tēnei ahiahi Play

1. good afternoon, good evening - said to two people.


tēnā koutou i tēnei ahiahi Play

1. good afternoon, good evening - said to three or more people.


tēnā koe i tēnei ahiahi Play

1. good afternoon, good evening - said to one person.


tēnā koutou i tēnei ata Play

1. good morning - said to three or more people.


tēnā koe i tēnei ata Play

1. good morning - said to one person.


tēnā kōrua i tēnei ata Play

1. good morning - said to two people.


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