Haere ai rātou ki te kura ia rā, ia rā
Saying ‘each’ and ‘every
The usual way of saying ‘each’ and ‘every’ in Māori is to repeat the phrase, this will generally use the definitives tēnei, tēnā, tērā or ia followed by the appropriate noun. Study the following examples.
Me purei tātou ia rā, ia rā.
We should play every day.
Mā tēnā tāngata, mā tēnā tāngata āna ake kai e utu.
Each person will pay for their own food.
It is worth noting that tēnā is used more frequently. When ia is used, sometimes it is not repeated.
For further explanations and examples see Te Pihinga pp. 90-91.
Kōwhiria te whakamāoritanga, te whakapākehātanga rānei mō ngā rerenga kōrero e whai ake nei.
Choose the correct translation for the following sentences.