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hei aha atu Play

1. don't bother! don't let it bother you! it didn't bother us, don't take any notice - an idiom to suggest that the listener should take no notice of what someone else has said or done because it is of no value.

Tae mai te hāora ki te hoki, kua tata pōuri kē, engari hei aha atu. (TWK 15:13). / When the time arrived to return, it was already nearly dark, but it didn't bother us.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 106; Te Pihinga Audio Tapes/CDs (Ed. 2): exercise 40;)

See also hei aha (noa iho), hei aha (atu) [māu], hei aha (atu) mā wai?


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