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whakarongo Play

1. (verb) (-hia,-na) (whakarangona) to listen, hear, obey.

Ka huri mātau ki tua o tētahi tau, ka kitea atu e mātau ngā tēneti e mā mai ana me ngā wākena hoki, i te taha mauī o ngā tēneti e tū mai ana ngā pū repo a te hoariri. Kātahi mātau ka waipūtia mai, ka whakarongo mātau ki te whewheo o ngā matā e rere ana i runga ake i a mātau (TPH 15/1/1900:7). / We rounded a ridge and saw the the white of the tents and the wagons, with the cannons of the enemy standing to the left of the tents. Then we were fired upon and we heard the whistle of the bullets flying over us.

See also whakarangona


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2. (verb) (-hia,-na) (whakarangona) to taste, smell, feel.

Ki te kore he arero hei whakarongo i te kawa o ēnei kai ka pēhea ? Ka mitikia ngā kawa katoa (TWMNT 11/9/1872:114). / If there is no tongue to taste the bitterness of these foods, what will happen? The bitterness will be swallowed up.


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3. (modifier) listening.

E toru ngā wāhanga o te whakamātautau taha kōrero: whakamāori ā-waha, whakapākehā ā-waha, me te aroā whakarongo (HM 2/1996:3). / There are three sections of the oral examination: interpretation into Māori, oral interpretation into English, and listening comprehension.


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4. (noun) listening, hearing, obeying.

Mehemea e tū ana te tohunga, e karakia ana, e mākutu ana rānei i tētehi tangata, he pai tōna karakia, he mārama ki tōna whakarongo iho, ā, kua ngaro pea tētehi kupu, ka kīia tērā, “Kua whati.” Ka mōhio tonu te tohunga ko ia tonu ka riro (JPS 1894:207). / When the tohunga stands forth, and is uttering his karakia, or is bewitching someone, maybe his karakia is well said, and clear to his own hearing; but, if one word is perchance missing, that is said to be broken, whati. The tohunga knows at once he will be taken.


aroā whakarongo Play

1. (noun) listening comprehension.

E toru ngā wāhanga o te whakamātautau taha kōrero: whakamāori ā-waha, whakapākehā ā-waha, me te aroā whakarongo (HM 2/1996:3). / There are three sections of the oral examination: interpretation into Māori, oral interpretation into English, and listening comprehension.


rīpene whakarongo Play

1. (loan) (noun) audio or cassette tape.


kōnae whakarongo Play

1. (noun) audio file (computer).


whakarongo pīkari Play

1. (verb) to listen attentively.

Nāna i kite, arā, ka whakarongo pīkari ō rātau taringa, ā, ka mau rātau ki ana tohutohu mehemea ka whiria tahitia e ia ngā uaratanga Māori me ērā a te Pākehā (TTR 1996:40). / When she incorporated both Māori and Pākehā values, she found that they listened attentively and followed her suggestions.


whakarongo kōrero Play

1. (verb) to listen in on someone else's conversation, eavesdrop.

E hine, kāti te whakarongo kōrero. / Girl, stop eavesdropping.


pūkenga whakarongo Play

1. (noun) aural skill, listening skill.

Ko te pūkenga whakarongo te āhei o te tangata ki te hopu, ki te tautohu, ki te tātari, ki te tārua i ngā oro ka tau atu ki ōna taringa (RTP 2015:81). / Aural skill is the ability of a person to hold, to identify, to analyse and to duplicate the sounds that she hears (RTP 2015:81).


tukua mai te kōnae whakarongo Play

1. download audio file.


pūpū whakarongotaua Play

1. (noun) kauri snails, Paryphanta spp.


whakarangona Play

1. (verb) to be listened to - a passive form of whakarongo.

I whakarangona atu e Waikato ki ana tangi, ka mōhiotia he wahine rangatira (M 2006:278). / When the Waikato people listened to her lament they knew she was a chiefly woman.

See also whakarongo


pīkari Play

1. (verb) to prance about - a term used for the dramatic way the challenger advances on the marae with quick, abrupt, jumping movements, doing the pūkana, whēterotero, making yelp-like noises and brandishing his taiaha or other long weapon.

Kātahi ka pīkari haere mai te tangata rā i te wā tonu e noho ana a Mātaatua ki te kōrero i ōna whakaaro hei whakautu i te kōrero i whiua rā e te tangata o Te Arawa (Wh4 2004:87). / Then that man pranced forward while Mātaatua sat discussing how to respond to what Te Arawa's spokesman had said.


2. (verb) to shuffle (the feet).

Ka pīkari haere te kuia ki te hoko mai i ana kai i te toa. / The elderly woman shuffled along to buy her groceries from the shop.


3. (verb) to churn.

Ka tae ki ngā tāheke e kore ai e kaha te pīkari a ngā wīra ka hopukia te waea kei te take o te wai e toro ana, ka whakamaua ki te mīhini ka kumea te tima kia piki i te tāheke (TP 1/3.1902:10). / When it reaches the rapids where the churning of the wheels is not powerful enough they grab the wire at the foot of the rapids and it is attached to the machine and the ferry is pulled up the rapid.


4. (modifier) attentively - often used in the phrase whakarongo pīkari (listen attentively).

Nāna i kite, arā, ka whakarongo pīkari ō rātau taringa, ā, ka mau rātau ki ana tohutohu mehemea ka whiria tahitia e ia ngā uaratanga Māori me ērā a te Pākehā (TTR 1996:40). / When she incorporated both Māori and Pākehā values, she found that they listened attentively and followed her suggestions.

See also whakarongo pīkari


5. (noun) sleep - discharge from the eyes.


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