tatau1

tatau1, (-a, -‘ia).

1. Read.

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.

2. Count.

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.

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