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Te Reo Pūtaiao

pōpopo

biodegradable, decay

tūingoa, tūāhua

WHAKAMĀRAMA

Mēnā ka popo, ka pirau tētahi momo matū mā te mahi noa a ngā rauropi o te taiao, ka kīia he pōpopo taua mea.

If a material can break down or decompose through the natural activity of living organisms, it is said to be biodegradable

Tauira KŌrero

Whakarōpūngia ngā mea pōpopo me ngā mea kāore e pōpopo.

Kimihia kia toru ngā mea pōpopo o roto i te akomanga.

Mā ngā momo huakita, ngā noke, ngā iro me ētahi atu rauropi e pirau ai tētahi mea pōpopo.

WhakamĀrama Āpitihanga

He matū pōpopo-kore te kirihou, kāore e pirau. He pōpopo te para kai pērā i te kiri panana.

He mea pōpopo:

 

He mea pōpopo-kore:

Takenga Mai

pōpopo - rotten, decayed, worm-eaten

Tauira KŌrero

Whakarōpūngia ngā mea pōpopo me ngā mea kāore e pōpopo.

Kimihia kia toru ngā mea pōpopo o roto i te akomanga.

Mā ngā momo huakita, ngā noke, ngā iro me ētahi atu rauropi e pirau ai tētahi mea pōpopo.

WhakamĀrama Āpitihanga