kangakanga

kangakanga, (-‘ia), fq. (and usually dim.) kanga. Play, (have) sport (with), misuse

. Kua kangakanga te tamaiti i te pōro.
The children played with the ball;

Kua kangakanga te metua ē tāna tamariki.
Father and children played together;

Kua piri te tamariki kiāia nō te kangakanga iāia.
The children went around with him because he was such good fun;

Kua ‘aere te puakāoa ki roto i te ‘are ē kua kangakanga i te ‘apinga tautau ‘aere.
The dog went inside the house and messed up the curtains and things. Puakāoa kangakanga, toy dog. Pī tara kanga-kanga, toy pistol. Teata kangakanga, comic film.

Ko te teata kangakanga tei ‘akaāri‘ia nā mua.
The comedy was shown first. [kanga RR.]

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