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ā tātou Play

1. (determiner) our (yours and my - more than two people and more than one thing) - a possessive determiner.

Ehara ā tātou whakatau i te tika. / Our decision is incorrect.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 52-56;)

2. (determiner) we have (you two or more and more than one thing).

He ika ā tātou. / We have fish.
(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 108-110;)

3. Used in these ways listed above when the possessor has control of the relationship or is dominant, active or superior to what is possessed.

(Te Kākano Textbook (Ed. 2): 54-56, 140-141;)

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