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mai kore ake

1. in case ... may, were fortunate, to see whether, if it were not for.

Mai kore ake ngā pukapuka mōteatea a Tā Āpirana Ngata mā i pūmau ai ngā waiata koroua a tēnā iwi, a tēnā iwi (HKK 1999:33). / We are fortunate in having the song books by Sir Āpirana Ngata and others as a permanent record of the traditional chants of each tribal group.

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2. just like, similar to, the epitome of - sometimes used to indicate that someone's qualities are similar to those of someone else.

He tohunga whakairo ia. Mai kore ake tōna pāpā i a ia. / He is a master carver. He has those same attributes as his father.

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See also mei kore ake, me kore ake

Synonyms: anō, me kore ake, me/mai/mei kore ake ..., mei kore ake, tonu, rite tonu, āhukahuka, kāhukahuka

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