Exercise Six

Hang on!

Taihoa is used when telling someone not to do something just yet. Taihoa may be used on its own to tell someone to wait before they act or do something. It may also be used in combination with a verb. In this case, e is placed before the verb. As well as meaning to not do something yet, taihoa can also be used to mean or to instruct to do something later.

Hei tauira:

Taihoa e haere!Don't go yet!
Taihoa e kai!Don't eat yet!
Taihoa koe e tīmata!Don't you start yet!

For further explanations and examples see Te Kākano p. 111.

Whakamāoritia ēnei rerenga kōrero poto.

Don’t forget to use commas, question marks, and fullstops and macrons where appropriate (ā,ē,ī,ō, and ū).

Don’t you (1 person) go yet!

Don’t run yet!

Don’t you (3+ people) run yet!

Don’t you (2 people) go to the museum just yet!

Don’t eat yet!

Don’t you (3+ people) start yet!

Don’t you (1 person) go to the shop yet!

Don’t you (1 person) talk to him yet!

Don’t take the keys yet!


Talk to Mīria later!

Don’t write yet!

(You) Go to the shop later!

Ring Hōhaia later!