MA¯ORI WORD OF THE WEEK

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

The Taupo¯ & Tu¯rangi Week­ender sup­ports Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Ma¯ori, the Ma¯ori Lan­guage Com­mis­sion’s cam­paign to in­crease New Zealan­ders’ te reo Ma¯ori vo­cab­u­lary by run­ning a dif­fer­ent Ma¯ori word to learn each week.

This week’s word: whai (wha¯ia) - to fol­low, to chase, to pur­sue E whai ana nga¯ ta­mariki i te po¯ro.

The chil­dren are chas­ing the ball.

- this is an ex­am­ple of an ac­tive sen­tence

Kei te wha¯ia te po¯ro e nga¯ ta­mariki.

The ball is be­ing chased by the chil­dren.

- this is an ex­am­ple of a pas­sive sen­tence Wha¯ia te ma¯tau­ranga! Pur­sue ed­u­ca­tion!

- this is an ex­am­ple of a com­mand in sim­ple pas­sive form

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