- Be sad, miserable, disappointed, anxious; Kua tumatetenga aia no tei kore aia i pati i te tarere. She was miserable because she didn’t pass her exam; Eaa ra aia i akaraanga tuma-tetenga ai i teia ra. I wonder why she is looking so sad today.
- Distress, anxiety, personal problem. Kia rokoia aia e te tumatetenga, kua maara e e Atua tetai. When misfortune overtook him he remembered that there was a God; Aere mai, eaa toou tumatetenga? Come on, what is your problem?
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