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kite(a)

kite(a): see, find

Kua kitea e koe? Ko te aha? Ko tāku waea pūkoro?
Have you seen it? What? My cell phone?
- this is an example of a passive sentence

Kei te kite koe i ngā manu rā?
Can you see those birds?
(Literally, “Are you seeing the birds there?”) - this is an example of an active sentence

Although kite is an experience verb, it always takes ‘i’ rather than ‘ki’.

Ka kite ā te pō nei!
See [you] tonight!
- this is an example of an active sentence

Ka kite au i a koe ā te pō nei.
I will see you tonight.
- this is an example of an active sentence


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