Exercise Three

Giving orders using statives

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.

Hei tauira:

Kia kaha!Be strong!/Get stuck in!
Kia tūpato!Be careful!
Kia manawanui!Be steadfast!

For further explanations and examples: Te Kākano p. 27

Translate into English.

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

Kia tere!

Kia tūpato!

Kia manawanui!

Kia kaha!

Kia horo!

Kia kamakama!