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rāo Play

1. (personal noun) they (2), them (2), he and she, him and her - unusual alternative form for rāua. 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.

Tokorua rāo kei te purei tēnehi. / Two of them are playing tennis.

See also rāua


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