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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

whakatūai

understate, understated

tūāhua, tūmahi

WHAKAMĀRAMA

He kōrero whakaiti i te hirahira, i te kaha, i te huatau, i tētahi āhua kē atu rānei o tētahi mea; kāore e whakaatu ana i tōna katoa.

An utterance which lessens the importance, the strength, the elegance or other such nature of something; it is not portrayed fully.

Tauira KŌrero

Nāna i whakatūai ngā kōrero mōna, arā, ka whai i tā te whakataukī 'kāore te kūmara e kōrero mō tōna reka'.

Kua hōhā au ki ngā kōrero whakatūai a te kāwanatanga mō ngā raruraru kei te pā ki te hunga rawakore.

He āhua whakatūai ngā kōrero a te kaiako mō te pai o tā tātou kapa Ōpango. 

Takenga Mai

tūai - thin, lean

Tauira KŌrero

Nāna i whakatūai ngā kōrero mōna, arā, ka whai i tā te whakataukī 'kāore te kūmara e kōrero mō tōna reka'.

Kua hōhā au ki ngā kōrero whakatūai a te kāwanatanga mō ngā raruraru kei te pā ki te hunga rawakore.

He āhua whakatūai ngā kōrero a te kaiako mō te pai o tā tātou kapa Ōpango.