va‘ava‘a

va‘ava‘a, fq. va‘a. Talk a lot, prattle on, chatter.

‘Auraka e va‘ava‘a, kua tapu te pō.
Don’t chatter (so much), the night curfew is on;

Mē va‘ava‘a koe kia rātou,ka rekareka rātou kiā koe.
They would be delighted if you were to have a chat with them;

‘E tangata va‘ava‘a ‘aia.
He is a great talker;

Kua reka te tangata iāia nō te va‘ava‘a.
The people liked him and his gossiping.

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