Huakina te matapihi,
. . . so that it doesn’t get too hot.
Tuhia te kōrero,
... so that you won’t forget it.
I kī mai a Eruera, “Kia tere tō haere Neihana,
... so that you don’t get caught by uncle Wiremu.”
Whakapaitia tō rūma,
... so that your mother won’t growl.
Pānuitia te pukapuka rā,
... so that it you will not be ignorant.
Kua haere mātou ki te toa,
. . . so that it we would not be hungry.
Me whakaharatau tō reo Māori,
... so that you won’t be embarrassed to talk.