takere2

takere2,

1. Old, ancient.

Kāre e tau te kāka‘u takere kia pānanaki‘ia ki te mea ‘ōu.
It’s no good putting a new patch onto old material;

Kāre i takere roa tēia kāka‘u.
This cloth isn’t very old;

‘E tangata takere ‘aia.
He is an old man;

Kua ‘ākara‘anga takere tēia pi‘a.
This seems to be an old crate. Nūti takere, stale news.

2. Already, previously.

Kua rongo takere au i tēnā tuatua.
I’ve heard that before;

Kia tae atu au ki reira, kua kite au ē kua tae takere ‘aia.
When I got there, I saw that he’d already arrived;

I tuatua takere au kiā koe ē ka ‘akatū‘ia tēta‘i ‘are toa ki reira.
I told you before that they were going to build a shop there;

Kua tuaero takere.
It’s already noon.

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