tūmatetenga

tūmatetenga, v.i.

1. Be sad, miserable, disappointed, anxious;

Kua tūmatetenga ‘aia nō tei kore ‘aia i pāti i te tārērē.
She was miserable because she didn’t pass her exam;

‘Ea‘a rā ‘aia i ‘ākara‘anga tūma-tetenga ai i teia rā.
I wonder why she is looking so sad today.

2. Distress, anxiety, personal problem.

Kia roko‘ia ‘aia e te tūmatetenga, kua ma‘ara ē ‘e Atua tēta‘i.When misfortune overtook him he remembered that there was a God; ‘Aere mai, ‘ea‘a tō‘ou tūmatetenga?
Come on, what is your problem?

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