tatau1, (-a, -‘ia).
Tataua tēnā reta ki te kātoatoa.
Read that letter out to everybody;
E tatau koe i te parakaoa mua.
Read out the first paragraph.
E tatau i te nūmero tei tātā‘ia ki runga i te toka.
Read out the numbers written on the slate. Puka tatau, reading book, reader.
Kua tatau ‘aia i te ra‘i‘anga o te tangata tei tae mai.
He counted the number that had attended;
E tatau ki te nga‘uru.
Count up to ten. Tatau‘anga, that which is counted;
‘Akapae‘ia tēnā au ‘ānani rikiriki, kāre ō rātou tatau‘anga.
Put those little oranges aside, they are not counted.
Kāre ō‘ou tatau‘anga.
You are not counted; or You have no show.