Inā is used at the beginning of statements to attract attention. It is used in the same way as “see here” and “here” are used in English.
|Inā tō waea pūkoro.||Here is your cellphone.|
|Inā tā tātou kurī!||Here is our dog!|
|Inā! Inā tō pouaka kai.||Look here! Here is your lunchbox.|
|E hoa mā, inā ā koutou pēke.||Friends, here are your bags.|
For further explanations and examples see Te Kākano p. 119.
Te wāhanga 1
Whakamāoritia ēnei rerenga kōrero.
Te wāhanga 2: Whakapākehātia ēnei rerenga kōrero.
Kei wareware i a koe ngā piko, ngā tohu pātai, ngā ira kati me ngā tohutō i ngā wāhi e tika ana.
Here is your homework!
Look here! Here are your(2) shoes.
Here is my telephone book!
Here is the minister.
Here comes our (my and your 2+) mother.
Here are our (her and my) grandparents!
Inā tāku rorohiko hou!
Inā tō pāpā e haere mai ana!
Inā ngā kī.
Inā tō pōtae whero.
Inā! Inā tā tāua punua ngeru.
Inā tō tātou motokā hou!