titiro (tirohia)


Kei te titiro au ki te tamaiti e menemene mai ana.
I am looking at the child who is smiling at me.
- this is an example of an active sentence
- this example includes a relative clause

titiro usually takes ‘ki’ rather than ‘i’ – it does occur with ‘i’ and means to look at closely, to study.

Kua tirohia ngā tāonga e ngā tauira.
The artefacts have been looked at by the students.
- this is an example of a passive sentence