The following words are very useful when describing what something is like. Pē means to ‘be like’, but is never used on its own. The three words nei, nā and rā are added and all indicate position, here (by me), there (by you) and there (yonder). Here are some examples of when to use each.
|Me tū pēnei! ||Stand like this!|
|He aha koe i kōrero pēnā ai? ||Why did you speak like that?|
|He pērā tōku whaea kēkē.||My Aunty is like that.|
|Kaua e mahi pēnā! ||Don’t do that!|
|Mahia pēnei.||Do it like this.|
For further explanations and examples see Te Pihinga pp. 67-68
Whiriwhirihia te whakapākehātanga e tika ana.
Don’t forget to use commas, question marks, and fullstops and macrons where appropriate (ā,ē,ī,ō, and ū).