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ka pai Play

1. good.

Ka pai rā tēnei mahi. / This work is good.

2. it serves (you) right - sometimes used idiomatically to indicate the speakers lack of sympathy.

Pare: Kua tangohia te raihana a Tahuti. Rangi: Ka pai. Koinā anō e mātotoru nā te waewae (HKK 1999:72). / Pare: Tahuti has had his licence taken away. Rangi: It serves him right. That's because of his heavy foot.

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