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tangi(hia)

tangi(hia): to cry, mourn, weep, grieve

Kaua e tangi, e te tau.
Don’t cry my darling.
- this is an example of a command using Kaua e

Kei te tangi te pēpi.
The baby is crying.
- this is an example of an active sentence

Kei te tangi te koroua i tōna tahu.
The old man is mourning his love.
- this is an example of an active sentence

Kua tangihia te mate e te tini.
The deceased is being mourned by many.
- this is an example of a passive sentence

 



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