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Tama iti (Small boy)


The scene is the gym – where Piripi is exercising.

Language focus

This reomation focuses on descriptive sentences starting with He ... .

for example, He tama iti a Piripi. (Piripi is a small boy).

It also provides a model of how to make such sentences negative, using the following structure:

Ehara + subject i te ... .

for example, Ehara a Piripi i te tama tere. (Piripi is not a fast boy).

Transcript and Translation

Speaker Māori English
Rōpū tamariki (off-screen) Tama iti Small boy
Rōpū tamariki (off-screen) He tama iti a Piripi. Ehara ia i te tama nui.Ehara a Piripi i te tama tere.Ehara a Piripi i te tama mekemeke.Engari he tama kaha a Piripi.He toa ia! Piripi is a small boy. He’s not a big boy.Piripi is not a fast boy.Piripi is not a fighting boy.But Piripi is a strong boy.He is brave.