Saying something has only just happened
Kātahi anō ... ka is used to say something has only just happened, has happened for the first time or has finally happened. Tonu can replace anō to mean the same thing.
|Kātahi anō ia ka tae mai.||He has only just arrived.|
|Kātahi tonu ā rāua tamariki ka haere atu.||Their children have only just left.|
|Kātahi anō a Parekiawhitu ka kī mai i te pakiwaitara.||Parekiawhitu has finally told me the story.|
Further explanations and exercises: Te Kākano p. 74, Te Kākano Pukapuka Tātaki pp. 47-48.
Whakamāoritia 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.
I have only just written the book.
Paora has finally cooked the food.
The visitors have only just arrived here.
The lion has only just eaten the meat.
Whakatikaina ēnei rerenga kia tika.
Kātahi a Hana tonu i horoi ka rīhi ngā.
Hana has finally washed the dishes.
waea mai Kātahi anō tōna whaea ka.
Her mother has only just phoned.
au ka Kātahi tonu rawhi whakaaturanga haere ki te.
This is the first time I’ve been to the zoo.
ka Kātahi te anō ua heke.
The rain has only just started.