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Found 7 matches

rāua Play

1. (pronoun) they, them (two people) - like all pronouns and personals, takes a when following ki, i, kei and hei but does not take a when used as the subject of the sentence. Never occurs after he, te and ngā.

Kua mihia rāua e ngā iwi o te motu nei, Pākehā, Māori, ā kua whiti atu ināianei ki Ahiterēria haere ai. Kāore rawa he raruraru i pā ki a rāua, mai anō o te taenga mai, ā tae noa ki te hokinga atu (TTT 1/4/1927:564). / They have been welcomed by the peoples of this country, Pākehā and Māori, and have crossed now to Australia to travel about. Absolutely no difficulties affected them from the time they arrived until they returned.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 13, 31-32, 52-56, 64-65;)

See also rāo


Found 7 matches

2. (pronoun) and - used after the first name when two people's names are mentioned, including when addressing two people by name.

Kua mahue a Tānia rāua ko Te Mete i te waka rererangi. / Tānia and Smithy have missed the plane.
E Tama rāua ko Māka! (W 1971:329). / Tama and Mark!
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 13;)


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3. (pronoun) and - sometimes also used to join nouns, especially if they are personifications or refer to people.

Kua noho te tangata whenua rāua ko te manuhiri. / The hosts and guests have sat down.


ō rāua Play

1. (determiner) their (two people and more than one thing) - a possessive determiner.

Kua whara ō rāua waewae. / Their legs have been hurt.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 52-56;)

See also wō rāua


2. (determiner) they have (two people and more than one thing).

He tuāhine ō rāua. / They have sisters.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 108-110;)


3. Used in these ways listed above when the possessor has no control of the relationship or is subordinate, passive or inferior to what is possessed.


(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 54-56, 140-141;)


ā rāua Play

1. (determiner) their (two people and more than one thing) - a possessive determiner.

Kua tapatapahia ā rāua ārani. / Their oranges have been cut up.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 52-56;)


2. (determiner) they have (two people and more than one thing).

He riki ā rāua. / They have onions.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 108-110;)


3. Used in these ways listed above when the possessor has control of the relationship or is dominant, active or superior to what is possessed.


(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 54-56, 140-141;)


tō rāua Play

1. (determiner) their (referring to two people and one thing) - often followed by a noun but can stand without one.

Kua pukuriri tō rāua matua. / Their father is angry.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 52-56;)

See also


2. (determiner) they have (referring to two people and one thing).

He whare whakapaipai tō rāua. / They have a beautiful house.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 108-110;)


3. Used in these ways listed above when the possessor has no control of the relationship or is subordinate, passive or inferior to what is possessed.


(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 54-56, 140-141;)


wō rāua Play

1. (particle) (determiner) their (two people and more than one thing) - a variation of ō rāua.

He epeepe tonu nei rāua, ā, i te wā e kōhungahunga tonu ana i puta ai te whakahau a wō rāua tūpuna tāne rā, kia taumautia rāua i runga anō i te tikanga o te tomo (TTR 2000:68-69). / They were distant cousins and when they were still quite young their grandfathers decreed that they be betrothed under the customary practice of betrothal.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 52-56;)


tā rāua Play

1. (determiner) their (referring to two people and one thing) - often followed by a noun but can stand without one.

Kua panaia tā rāua tamāhine e te kura. / Their daughter has been expelled by the school.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 52-56;)


2. (determiner) they have (referring to two people and one thing).

He waea pūkoro tā rāua. / They have a cellphone.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 108-110;)


3. Used in these ways listed above when the possessor has control of the relationship or is dominant, active or superior to what is possessed.


(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 54-56, 140-141;)


rau Play

1. (verb) (-a) to put into, gather into, place into.

Ka marū ngā manu ka raua ki roto i te tahā hue, ki roto rānei i te pātua tōtara (TWK 32:10). / When the birds were cooked they were put into gourd calabashes, or into tōtara bark food receptacles.


2. (verb) (-a) to catch (with a net).

Kua riro a Koro ki te rau inanga (W 1971:328). / Koro has gone to catch whitebait.


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