He roroa rawa ōu makawe
Intensifying the meaning of a word.
Rawa is often used to mean ‘too’, ‘very’ or ‘really’. Rawa is always placed immediately after the word it is modifying.
|Iti rawa||too/very/really small|
|He iti rawa ngā hū nei.||These shoes are too small.|
|Kua hōhā rawa ahau.||I’m really bored now.|
Whakapākehātia, whakamāoritia rānei ngā rerenga kōrero e whai ake nei.
Translate the following sentences.
He nui rawa
Answer: It’s too big