Kua ‘aere tōku tokorua, ko au ‘ua ē tā māua ‘ānau tē no‘o nei.
My wife (or husband) has gone, there is just me and the children here now.
2. Partner (one of two), companion, person with another.
Ko‘ai tō‘ou tokorua i te pari poupou inana‘i?
Who was your workmate out cutting posts with you yesterday?
3. = toko rua
(see under toko1).
Kua tākinga meitaki tōna ‘oa iāia.
Her friend was very good to her;
Kua tāki ‘oa rāua.
The two of them became friends;
‘oa mou tikāi,
‘Oa tū manava,
‘oa piri mou,
Ko tōku ‘oa tēia.
This is my husband (or wife);
Kā no‘o koe, e taku ‘oa, ka ‘aere au ki te maunga kā tiki kai nā tāua.
You stay, my dear wife, I‘ll go up the mountain and bring us some food. (See ‘aka‘oa(‘oa), tau‘oa‘oa.) [Pn. *soa.]