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ki

1. (particle) to, into, towards, on to, upon - indicates motion towards something.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 12-14, 41-42; Te Kākano Study Guide (Ed. 1): 25-26;)

Hoki mai ki konei! / Come back here!

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2. (particle) at, in - to show the place where an event occurs, especially if there is movement to where the event takes place or it is in the future.

(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 32;)

Nō te tau 2004 ka tū te hui ki Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau. / The conference was held in 2004 at the University of Auckland.

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3. (particle) according to, in the opinion of - used to introduce an opinion or point of view.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 85-86;)

Ki taku mōhio, nā Pita tēnā mahi. / I think Peter did that.

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Synonyms: hei tā ..., e ai ki, e ai ki a [ia] ..., kīhai ki


4. (particle) Used with hei to show relationships.

(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 54;)

Hei irāmutu ia ki a au. / She is a niece to me.

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5. (particle) with, by means of.

(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 24-26;)

Tapahia te mīti ki te naihi koi. / Cut the meat with a sharp knife please.

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6. (particle) Sometimes ki merely connects the verb to its object, especially when experience verbs are used (e.g. pīrangi, hiahia, mōhio, mahara, tūmanako).

Ka mōhio a Kiwa ki taua pūrākau. / Kiwa knows that legend.

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7. (particle) if.

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