tēnāna, tēnā na

tēnāna, tēnā na,

1. That (relating to you).

Kāre tēnāna tuatua i te tika.
That story (you have told me) is not true.

2. Now, therefore.

‘ī tēnāna, kia matakite i tō‘ou ‘aerenga, ‘eia‘a mei tā te kitekore.
And so, then, proceed with caution, don’t follow the ways of the foolish. I tēnāna, right away, now at once.

E rave koe i tēnāna, kia ‘oki mai au kua oti.
Get on with it at once, so it is finished when I get back.

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