Exercise Eleven

Using tino

Tino is used to emphasise something and can mean ‘very’, ‘quite’, ‘importance’, ‘value’, ‘significance’, ‘essence’, ‘main’ and ‘important’. However, the most common use of tino is to mean ‘very’. When using the word tino to emphasise something it precedes the adjective or noun, eg. he tino pai tēnei or kei te tino harikoa ahau.

Whakamāoritia ngā kōrero e whai ake nei.

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

The dog is very dirty.

Māui is very mischievous.

The bag is really heavy.

I am very hungry.

Te Rauparaha is very well known.

The Waikato river is very long.

Kūmara is very sweet.

The month of July is really cold.

Your daughter is very beautiful.

The tōtara tree is very big.