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mate

to be dead, to be sick

Kua mate tō tātou mea kahurangi.
Our precious one has passed away.
- this is an example of a stative sentence


Ka mate koe i te kai hikareti.
You will become dead/sick by smoking. (Smoking causes death/sickness.)
- this is an example of a stative sentence

Another word for sick is māuiui.



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