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kia [pai] mai (hoki) Play

1. that is really good, that's just fantastic - an idiom to exclaim about the quality of something. Other appropriate adjectives can substitute for pai.

Kia pai mai hoki te tamaiti rā (HKK 1999:24). / That child is fantastic.


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