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Welcome to PAEKUPU, words related to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Curriculum areas presently available on PAEKUPU: Toi Ataata, Te Reo Matatini, Puoro, Te Reo Pāngarau, Te Reo Pūtaiao, Ngā Mahi a te Rēhia
 
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Te Reo Matatini

atamai

wit, intelligence

tūingoa, tūāhua

WHAKAMĀRAMA

He hinengaro koi, he kakama te whai whakaaro, te whakapuaki kōrero. Ko te tangata atamai e mātau ana ki te waihanga kōrero, ka kīia he kōkō tātākī.

A sharp mind, quick in thought and in expression. An person with intelligence who is inventive in what they say is referred to as a kōkō tātākī.

Tauira KŌrero

He tangata atamai, inā tana mātau ki te whakautu i ngā mākoi a te hoariri tōrangapū.

He atamai katoa tana kapa tautohetohe, he mārama, he pukuhohe hoki ngā urupare ki ngā kōrero a te hoariri.

He mārama te kite i te atamai o te hunga e pakari ana te reo.

Takenga Mai

atamai - be knowing, quick-witted, ready, intelligent

Tauira KŌrero

He tangata atamai, inā tana mātau ki te whakautu i ngā mākoi a te hoariri tōrangapū.

He atamai katoa tana kapa tautohetohe, he mārama, he pukuhohe hoki ngā urupare ki ngā kōrero a te hoariri.

He mārama te kite i te atamai o te hunga e pakari ana te reo.