Exercise Seven

Gentle Commands

Me is used when saying one had better or should, do something. Me is followed by the action to be performed. Such sentences can be used as a statement or as a question.

Hei tauira:

Me haere tāua.We had better go.
Me haere tāua?Shall we go?
Me kai koe.You had better eat.
Me tatari tātou ki taku pāpā.We had better wait for my father.
Me tatari tātou ki taku pāpā?Shall we wait for my father?

You can respond to these questions by stating āe, kāo, pea, etc. and then use me again to give a fuller answer.

Hei tauira:

Me haere tāua?Shall we go?
Kāo. Me tatari tāua ki tō māmā.No. We should wait for your mum.

For further explanations and exercises: Te Kākano p. 15

Whiriwhirihia te rerenga kōrero tika.
Choose the correct answer from the options below.

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

Nihana throwing a ball with

Me aha a Neihana?

Miria feeding two cats

Me aha a Mīria?

Wiremu drives and sees a re

Me aha a Wiremu?

TH goes to school and sees

Me aha a Te Hererīpene?

Eru drives up to a green li

Me aha a Eruera?