Presentation on theme: "Saying what things/people are and are not Saying what things/people look like and do not look like."— Presentation transcript:
Saying what things/people are and are not Saying what things/people look like and do not look like
He is the basic sentence starter for a description sentence. It is used when saying what something is or describing a quality of something or someone. – e.g. A big house.
He + describing word + te/nga/toku/tona…+ thing/person. Examples: He nui te whare – The house is big He papura nga putiputi – The flowers are purple He poto toku whaea – My mum is short QUESTION = He pehea te/nga/toku/tona….+ thing/person – What is the/my/your….like?
He + thing/person + description Examples: He whare nui – Some/A big house/s He wahine momona – Some/ A fat woman/women He tamariki iti – Some/A small child/children IN THIS STRUCTURE YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE CONTEXT TO KNOW IF IT IS ONE OR MORE THAN ONE THING/PERSON BEING SPOKEN ABOUT
1. The dog is small He iti/nangariki te kuri 2. My sister is beautiful (use tuahine) He ataahua toku tuahine 3. The birds are slow He poturi/poroire nga manu 4. A green house He whare kakariki 5. Some ugly ducks He rakiraki weriweri
Questions: He aha tenei/tena/tera? Ko te aha tenei/tena/tera? Answer: He + thing + tenei/tena/tera Ko te + thing + tenei/tena/tera
Tenei = this (by me the speaker) Tena = that (by you the listener) Tera = that (over there away from both listener and speaker) These words can be split up and sandwiched around the object: te pukapuka nei = tenei pukapuka (this book by me) te wahine na = tena wahine (that woman by you) Te rapeti ra = tera rapeti (that rabbit over there)
enei = these(by me the speaker) ena = those(by you the listener) era = those(over there away from both listener and speaker) These words can be split up and sandwiched around the object: nga pukapuka nei = enei pukapuka ( these books by me) nga wahine na = ena wahine (those women by you) nga rapeti ra = era rapeti (those rabbits over there)
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