Saying ‘it looks as if’
Me te mea nei, ka riro te wikitōria i a Aotearoa
Saying ‘it looks as if'
Me te mea nei is a set phrase with the English equivalents of ‘it looks as if’, ‘it looks as though’, ‘it would seem’ and ‘as if’.
Me te mea nei, ko au kē ka wikitōria!
It looks as if I will be the winner!
Me te mea nei, nō tētehi kāwai rangatira a Hone.
It would seem that John descends from a line of chiefs.
E oma, me te mea nei, kei te whāia koe e tētehi kurī!
Run as if a dog was chasing you!
For further explanations and examples see Te Pihinga p. 125.
Tirohia ngā rerenga kōrero e whai ake nei. Kōwhiria te whakamāori, te whakapākehā rānei e tika ana o ngā whakautu e toru. Pāwhiritia te pātene kia kite ai mehemea kua tika, kua hē rānei koe.
Look at the following sentences. Choose which translation is correct from the 3 options given. Click on the button to see if you were right or wrong.
Don’t forget to use commas, question marks, and fullstops and macrons where appropriate (ā,ē,ī,ō, and ū).
Me te mea nei, kāore ā mātou kai.
It looks as if Sarah will have to wait till next year.
Look at him kicking the ball as if he’s David Beckham!
Me te mea nei, kua kai kē a Hone
Me te mea nei, kua mate katoa ngā putiputi.
Me te mea nei, nō Rarotonga a Pita.
Me te mea nei, i haere ia ki te kēmu
It looks as if we’ve missed the bus.
Me te mea nei, kāore anō kia whakatauria.
It would seem that the dog hasn’t been fed yet.