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koia, koia Play

1. well, well! you don't say! really! indeed! well done! that explains it - an idiom that sometimes is used to praise someone's work, idea or achievement, but it can also sometimes be a little scathing or scornful.

Koia, koia! He aha te hē o konei mō tō tāua tēneti? / You don't say! What's wrong with here for our tent?
Koia, koia. Māu rawa te kī mai ki a au me ako au ki te tunu kai. Ko tō oati mai ki a au i a tāua i mārena ai, māu rawa tērā mahi (HKK 1999:85). / Well, well. You can actually say to me that I must learn to cook. Your promise to me when we were married was that you would do that job.
Hai aha atu māna ngā mahi a ērā rā, ko tāna kē he aro ki āna mahi kia tika i a ia. Koia, koia! / He shouldn't bother about what anyone else is doing, all he needs to do is concentrate on getting his work right. Isn't that right!
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 43;)


koia Play

1. (particle) indeed, that is, here it is, it is the case that, so, hence, agreed, quite - used to emphasise what is being said.

Koia anō pea kei tā tana tuakana te tika kia tere ai te tū o tana whare. / So his older brother was probably right in that his house would be built more quickly.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 8;)

See also koia anō, koia kei a [koe], koia, koia, koia nā, koia nei, koia (rā/pū)


2. (particle) actually, exactly - used in interrogative sentences to give emphasis to a question.

Ko tāku whaiāipo koia tāu e pātai mai nā? / Is it actually my girlfriend that you are asking about?


koia (rā/pū) Play

1. (interjection) it is that, that is, those are, that is the reason.

Koia rā i wehe mai a Murumāra i Te Kauwhata. / That's why Murumāra left Te Kauwhata.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 8;)


2. (interjection) I agree! exactly! that is it in a nutshell! - expresses agreement with an opinion.

E whakapae ana au nā te kore mahi i uru ai ētahi taitamariki ki te hē. Koia pū. / I'm saying that some youths get into trouble because they are unemployed. Exactly!


āta koia Play

1. (interjection) well! you don't say! really! indeed! - an idiom expressing surprise or amazement.


(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 43;)


koia anō Play

1. no wonder, exactly, that's it.

Kua pakū rawa ngā pū, kua karanga a Te Mānga, “Ha! E Hiko! Kua takahi ō whanaunga i tā koutou rongo!” Ka mea a Te Hihiko, “Ākuanei ia aha ai; ka takahi anō ia i tāna kupu. Koia anō!” (JPS 1900:66). / The guns had gone off and Te Mānga exclaimed, “Ha! Hiko! Your relations have broken the peace you made with them!” Te Hihiko said, “What will he do next? He has trodden on his own word! It is exactly so!”
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 8, 106; Te Pihinga Audio Tapes/CDs (Ed. 2): exercise 40;)


koia nā Play

1. (interjection) it is that, that is just, just that, that's just, it's that.

Koia nā te mate o te Rōpū Nāhinara. / That's just the problem with the National Party.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 8;)


koia nei Play

1. it is this, this is.

Koia nei te kāinga o Apirana. / This is Apirana's home.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 8;)


koia pū Play

1. that's it in a nutshell, exactly, precisely, you've got it, you've hit the nail on the head, that's the guts of it - an idiom to indicate that someone has made a statement that is exactly right.

Ki te whakaaro o te iwi Māori o Te Wairarapa ko Tūnuiārangi te whakatinanatanga o ētahi o aua poropititanga, ā, koia pū ōna whakaaro (TTR 1996:260). / In the opinion of the Māori people of Wairarapa, Tūnuiārangi was the fulfillment of some of those prophecies, and that's exactly what he thought.


koia rā Play

1. (interjection) it is that, that is just, just that, that's just, it's that, that is, that was, those are, those were.

Kāore kē he wāhi ki a ia o te patunga o Te Pēhi Kupe, te rangatira o Ngāti Toa. Koia rā hoki te tino kaupapa o te riri (TTR 1990:135). / He had not been involved in the killing of Te Pēhi Kupe, the Ngāti Toa chief. That was the main cause for the conflict.


koia hoki Play

1. I agree! exactly! that is it in a nutshell! - an idiom sometimes used to express agreement with an opinion.

Tio: E whakapae ana au nā te kore whare e noho nei ētahi tāngata i runga i ō rātou motokā. Mere: Koia hoki! / Joe: I'm claiming that the lack of housing is why some people live in their cars. Mere: Exactly!


koia te hāngaitanga Play

1. that's the right way, that's the one, right on track - an idiom to validate, show approval and encourage someone to continue what is being done.

Koia te hāngaitanga, whāia ko tā rātou i tohutohu mai ai. / That's the right way, so follow what they suggested.


koia kei a [koe] Play

1. good on you, get you, you're the bomb, you're awesome, it's good that ..., no flies on you, good for you - an idiom supporting and praising someone's efforts but can also be used to criticise what someone has said or done, implying that it will come back to bite them.

Koia kei a Hare e patipati nei kia whakapikihia tana utu. / Harry is pretty smart trying to get a pay rise.
(Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 77;)


2. what a cheek - an idiom to criticise what someone has said or done indicating that at some time in the future it will come back to bite her.

Koia kei a Iriata e inoi nei kia whakapikihia tana utu ā-hāora mai i te tekau tāra ki te rua tekau tāra (HKK 1999:85). / What a cheek Iriata has in asking for her hourly rate to be raised from ten dollars to twenty dollars.


Play

1. (transitive verb) (-ia,-tia) to dig (with a ).

Kātahi ka kōia te māra (W 1971:120). / Then the garden was dug.


2. (intransitive verb) to pout - in disgust or contempt.

ana ngā ngutu o Ririhau i te kino o te utu i whakaritea e tōna matua mō tana mahi hē (HJ 2017:21). / Ririhau pouted at how severe the price was for her misdemeanour that her father had set.


3. (noun) digging stick - wooden implement for digging.

Kātahi ka whakawhiti taonga a Te Mātenga rāua ko Turikatuku: ka riro i a Turikatuku he hetiheti rino, ka hoatu ki a Te Mātenga te ngaki māra a Turikatuku (TTR 1990:378). / Then Marsden and Turikatuku exchanged tools: Turikatuku received an iron hoe and Marsden was given Turikatuku's garden cultivation tool.


koiraka Play

1. (interjection) it is that, that's, those are, that was, those were, hence, consequently - variation of koia rā.

I pau te nuinga o tōna tamarikitanga ki Ōmarumutu, e haere ana ki te kura Māori me te tākaro hoki i te marae, ā, koiraka i tino mārama ai a Matiu ki te kōrero Māori me te mōhio hoki ki ngā tikanga o te marae (TTR 2000:207). / He spent the majority of his childhood at Ōmarumutu, attending the native school and playing around the marae, and consequently grew up a fluent speaker of Māori with a knowledge of marae customs.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 8;)

See also koia rā


koinaka Play

1. (interjection) it is that, that's, those are, that was, those were, hence, consequently - variation of koia nā and koinā.

E tika ana kia mōhio ngā tamariki ki te ora, ki ngā mahi, ki ngā korero hoki a te Karaiti. Koinaka tētahi mahi a ngā kura mihingare (TTT 1/12/1930:2201). / It's appropriate that children know the life, deeds and the word of Christ. That's one task of the missionary schools.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 8;)

See also koia nā


koinā Play

1. (interjection) it is that, that's, those are, that was, those were, hence, consequently - variation of koia nā.

I te wā e tamariki ana koinā te mahurutanga o te tangata. Ko tēnā te wā hei whāwhātanga ki te mātauranga (TTT 1/2/1925 wh 179). / During the time of childhood a person is untroubled. That's the time to tackle education.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 8;)

See also koia nā


koinei Play

1. (interjection) it is this, this is, this was - variation of koia nei.

Koinei anake te whakangungu kaiako i pai ki a au (HM 4/2008:3). / This was the only teacher training that I liked.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 8;)

See also koia nei


koineki Play

1. (interjection) it is this, this is - variation of koinei and koia nei.

He mea tapa taua whare rā ko Te Wharehou. Koineki rā te ingoa karanga a te iwi kāinga mō taua whare (TTR 1996:113). / The house was named Te Wharehou. This was the common name of the local community for that house.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 8;)

See also koia nei


koirā Play

1. (interjection) it is that, that's, those are, that was, those were, hence, consequently - variation of koia rā.

He tangata ātaahua a Te Whakataka, koirā ka hiahia a Maata hei tāne māna (EM 2002:3). / Te Whakataka was a handsome man, that's why Maata wanted him as her husband.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 8;)

See also koia rā


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