tangi(hia)

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tangi(hia): to cry, mourn, weep, grieve.

Kaua e tangi, e te tau.
Don’t cry my darling.
- this is an example of a command using Kaua e

Kei te tangi te pēpi.
The baby is crying.
- this is an example of an active sentence

Kei te tangi te koroua i tōna tahu.
The old man is mourning his love.
- this is an example of an active sentence

Kua tangihia te mate e te tini.
The deceased is being mourned by many.
- this is an example of a passive sentence

 

kai(nga)

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kai(nga): eat / food.

E kai ana te pēpi i ngā rīwai.
The baby is eating the potatoes.
- this is an example of an active sentence

E kainga ana ngā rīwai e te pēpi.
The potatoes are being eaten by the baby.
- this is an example of a passive sentence

Kainga tāu āporo!
Eat your apple!
- this is an example of a command in simple passive form

He kai pai te kūmara.
Kumara is good food. (Kumara is good/healthy food.)
- this is an example of a classifying sentence