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Tikanga ā-Iwi

apotaonga

materialistic, materialism

tūingoa, tūmahi poro, tūāhua

WHAKAMĀRAMA

Hei whakaahua i te tangata, i te porihanga rānei e tino aro ana ki te moni, ki te hoko hautaonga, ki ngā rirohanga hei painga mōna anō me tōna paerewa noho.

To describe a person or society that is extremely focused on money, on buying goods and on possessions for their own benefit and standard of living.

Tauira KŌrero

Ko tāna i tohe ai, he ao apotaonga te ao e noho nei tātou i ēnei rā.

He pōhēhē nui tōna, mā te apotaonga ia e hākoakoa ai.

I te ao i te pō, e whākurua ana ō tātou taringa, ō tātou whatu ki ngā pānui hokohoko, nō reira he uaua te kaupare atu i tēnei mea te apotaonga.

Takenga Mai

apo - greedy, acquisitive

taonga - goods, property

KUPU KĒ ATU

haotaonga

Tauira KŌrero

Ko tāna i tohe ai, he ao apotaonga te ao e noho nei tātou i ēnei rā.

He pōhēhē nui tōna, mā te apotaonga ia e hākoakoa ai.

I te ao i te pō, e whākurua ana ō tātou taringa, ō tātou whatu ki ngā pānui hokohoko, nō reira he uaua te kaupare atu i tēnei mea te apotaonga.