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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

takitahi

singular

tūingoa

WHAKAMĀRAMA

He kupu e tohu ana i te kotahi noa iho o te mea e kōrerohia ana. Ko te kupu ‘te’ te tino kupu i te reo Māori hei tohu i te takitahi o tētahi mea. Hei tauira: ‘te whare’.

A word which indicates that there is only one thing being referred to. In Māori, 'te' is the most common word for indicating singularity.

Tauira KŌrero

Mō te nuinga o ngā tūingoa o te reo Māori, he ōrite te tūingoa takitahi me te tūingoa takitini.

He takitahi, he takitini rānei te pūriro nei?

E ai ki tana rangahau, ko te takitahi me te takitini tētahi hapa reo e rangona nuitia ana.

WhakamĀrama Āpitihanga

He ruarua noa iho ngā tūingoa o te reo Māori he rerekē te tūingoa takitahi me te tuīngoa takitini. Ko te 'tamaiti' me te 'tamariki', ko te 'tangata' me te 'tāngata' ētahi tauira.

Hei tauira o te kīanga takitahi me te kīanga takitini:

kīanga takitahikīanga takitini
taku tamaitiaku tamariki
tō māua motukāō māua motukā
tēnei pukapukaēnei pukapuka
tā koutou mahiā koutou mahi
tētahi whakaaroētahi whakaaro

 

Tauira KŌrero

Mō te nuinga o ngā tūingoa o te reo Māori, he ōrite te tūingoa takitahi me te tūingoa takitini.

He takitahi, he takitini rānei te pūriro nei?

E ai ki tana rangahau, ko te takitahi me te takitini tētahi hapa reo e rangona nuitia ana.

WhakamĀrama Āpitihanga