In commands using words which indicate a state, condition or quality, which are sometimes called statives, kia is used in front of these words. Kia indicates that it is desirable that a particular state be achieved.
|Kia kaha!||Be strong!/Get stuck in!|
|Kia tūpato!||Be careful!|
|Kia manawanui!||Be steadfast!|
For further explanations and examples: Te Kākano p. 27
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