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prep. Marks the goal to which an action is directed (cf. i 1.). Often translatable by to, towards, against, at (where direction or movement is involved), for, t. Kua tae te pai ki Mauke. The ship has arrived at Mauke; Ka aere au ki te apii. Im going to school; Ka aere au ki te tautai. Im going fishing; me oki mai koe ki konei, when you come back to here; Kua oroia aia ki te akavaanga. He was taken to court; Kua kata te mama ki tana tamaiti. The mother smiled at her child; E oko koe i teia puaka ki te ruau. Sell this pig to the old man; Kua patiia te poro mei tetai ki tetai. The ball was passed from one to the other; Kua mii aia ki te ngutuare. He was sick for home; E akara koe ki te tumurangi i runga i te maunga. Look at the clouds on the mountain; Ka aravei au ia koe ki te are pure. Ill meet you at the church; Kua kitea e ratou te tamaiti ngaro ki te are. They found the missing child at the house; E tuku ki tetai ra. Leave it t another day; I rua ngauru miniti ki te ora toru. It is twenty minutes to three; kia tae ki te a o te mataiti, when it came round to the fourth year; E noo ki taau tika. Keep to your word; E akairinaki koe i te potonga rakau ki te tara o te are. Lean the piece of wood against the end of the house; Kua tue matou ki te Arorangi. We played rugby against Arorangi. (See kia3, kia, kiaia, kiaku.) [Pn. *ki1.]

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