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Te Pihinga: Te Wāhanga Tuarua

Using place names and location words

Using place names and location words

He mahana a roto, he makariri a waho
More about using place names and location words

Two uses of the particle a have already been explained in Te Kākano.  This is the word that has no English equivalent and is used before people’s names when they are the subject of the sentence and when they follow ki, i, hei and kei.

This use of a can also be used with place names and locations when they are the subject of the sentence.  Here are some examples:

Tauira:

He tāone makariri a Rānana. London is a cold city.
He ātaahua a waho. Outside is beautiful.


For further explanations and examples see Te Pihinga p. 24

Whakatikahia ngā rerenga kōrero Māori e whai ake nei. Kua hoatu te whakamāramatanga Pākehā hei āwhina i a koe.
Correct the following Māori sentences. You have been given the correct English meaning to help you out.

Don’t forget to use commas, question marks, and fullstops and macrons where appropriate.

Kei wareware i a koe ngā piko, ngā tohu pātai, ngā ira kati me ngā tohutō i ngā wāhi e tika ana.

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