Calling someone's attention to something
Ira and inā are used to draw someones attention to something.
|Ira te tāima!||Look at the time!|
|Ira tō motokā!||There is your car!|
|Inā te papamā!||Look at the whiteboard!|
For further explanations and exercises: Te Kākano p. 59; Te Aka
Whakamāoritia ngā rerenga kōrero e whai ake nei.
Kei wareware i a koe ngā piko, ngā tohu pātai, ngā ira kati me ngā tohutō i ngā wāhi e tika ana.
Look at the wall.
There is your father.
There is your book.
Look at the clock.
There is your sister.
There is your drink bottle.
There is Eruera.
There is Mīria’s cat.
Look at Hone’s car.
There is Panapa’s niece.
There is your hat.
Look at the time.