mareka

mareka, (-‘ia), v.i. Feel pleasure, take pleasure in something, appreciate, (be) pleased, happy, glad, content, gratified; pleasure, joy, etc.

Kua mareka rava tōna ngākau nō te au tuatua meitaki tei tae mai kiāia.
His heart was filled with joy because of the good news that came to him;

Kua mareka te tamaiti i tōku ‘ōronga‘anga i tēta‘i kai nāna.
The child was pleased when I gave him something to eat;

Kāre au i mareka i tā‘au tuatua.
I don’t like what you have said;

Tē mareka kore nei ‘aia i tāna moni ‘anga‘anga.
He is feeling discontented with his salary;

E mareka ana ‘aia ki te tu‘epōro.
He is keen on football;

Kāre rava i mareka‘ia tāna tuatua e te tangata.
People certainly didn’t take kindly to what he said;

nō tōku mareka i tāna ‘anga‘anga,
because of my pleasure at what he had done.
[ma-2, reka.]

rekareka

rekareka, fq., intens reka2. (Be) pleased, glad, happy, grateful, cheerful, delighted; giving pleasure, pleasant, delightful; rekareka applies to people’s reactions, reka to people’s things.

Kua tūtaki ‘aia ia māua ki te teata i tōna rekareka‘anga.
He was so pleased he treated us to the pictures;

Kua rekareka te metua i te ‘ārāvei‘anga i tāna tamaiti.
The father was overjoyed to see his son again;

Kua rere ‘ua rātou i te rekareka.
They were overjoyed;

Kua tuatua rekareka mai ‘aia kiāku.
He spoke pleasantly (cheerfully) to me;

‘E tuatua rekareka tāku e tāo‘i atu nei kia kōtou.
I’ve got some good news for you;

‘E ‘anga-‘anga rekareka tēia nāku i te ‘ākarakara.
I always like watching this going on;

Kua rekareka te metua ki tā rāua tamaiti kite.
The parents were pleased with their clever child.
[reka RR.]