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anā [tō] kai! Play

1. take that! serves you right! - idiom used when the speaker is unsympathetic towards the plight of another person.

I mahue au i te pahi ki te kura i te ata nei. Anā tō kai! Kāore koe i maranga i te wā e tika ana. / I missed the school bus this morning. Serves you right! You didn't get up when you should have.
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 107; Te Pihinga Audio Tapes/CDs (Ed. 2): exercise 40; Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 163;)

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