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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 64

III

III.

how many? e hia?,
how much? pewhea te nui?,
many, malia.
much, nui.
more, nui atu.
most, te nuinga.
few, torutoru.
little, iti.
less, iti iho.
enough, he mea e ranea ana.
too much, he nui rawa.
Are there many men in your house? No; [unclear: they] all gone but John. He tokomaha ranei nga tangata [unclear: o] whare? Kahore; kua riro katoa; ko Hoani anake [unclear: tem]page 59
He brought us a great many baskets of potatoes. He maha noa atu ana kete riwai i kawe mai ai ma matou.
John caught very few fish yesterday. He torutoru noa nga ika i mate i a Hoani inanahi.
How many have you to-day? E Ha au inaianei?
Is there much water in the boat? No; only a little. He nui ranei te wai o te poti? Kahore; he iti noa nei.
How much flour is there left in the bag? Pewhea te nui o te toenga paraoa i roto i te peeke?
There is not much. Kahore i nui.
Most of the flour that was brought on Friday is eaten. Kua kainga te nuinga o te paraoa i kawea mai nei i te Parairei.
We must bring two bags to-day, because there will be more eaten to-morrow. Me mau mai kia rua nga peek aianei; tera hoki e nui atu te mea e kainga apopo.
Are there any more potatoes in the sack? Tera atu ano ranei he riwai kei roto i te peeke?
There are no more. Kahore kau.
Then you must fetch some more to-morrow. Heoi, ime tiki e koe etahi atu apopo.
How many more loaves did you bring this morning? E hia atu nga rolli i mauria mai e koe i te awatea nei?
Not more than I could carry by myself. Heoi ano, I ko nga mea i taea e au anake te man.
You must bring a great many more next time you go to town. Kia maha noa atu au e kawe mai ai, ina haere koe ki te taone.
Is there anything more to bring to-day? Tera atu ano ranei tetahi mea hei mauranga mai aimei?page 60
Yes; bring a little more oil, and a few apples. [unclear: Ae] mauria mai tetahi atu wahi hinu kia iti, me etahi [unclear: apora] torutoru nei.
There is enough beef for to-day and to-morrow. [unclear: He], piiwhi ano tenei e ranea ana mo akitanei, mo apopo.
They did not go to fish yesterday, because there [unclear: was] too much wind. Kihai ratou i tae ki te hi ika [unclear: inanahi] he nui rawa no te hau.
Wait until high water : there is too little water [unclear: for] the boat to float; or, There is not enough water, [unclear: &c.], Me tatari kia ki te tai: e kore te poti e manu aianei; [unclear: H] iti rawa no te wai.
The water is too shallow;or, The water is not [unclear: deep] enough. Re papaku rawa te wai.
John is too ill to go to-day; or, John is not [unclear: well] enough to go to-day. E kore a Hoani e ahei te [unclear: haere] aianei, he nui rawa no tona mate.
IV.
nearly,* me i kore, wahi iti.
almost, me i kore, wahi iti.
very near, me i kore, wahi iti.
about, ki te whakaaro iho, pea.
quite,
just,
exactly,
Peter has nearly finished his box. Wahi iti kua [unclear: ot] i a Pita tana pouaka.page 61
The boat was almost upset. Me i kore kua tahuri te poti.
The child fell into the water, and was very near being drowned. I taka te tamaiti lei roto ki te wai, a, me i kore kua paremo.
It is nearly dinner time. Wahi iti kua rite te haora o te Una.
George has been paid for his work, and has got nearly five pounds. Kua utua te mahi a Hori; ka tata ana moni ki te rima pauna.
John has almost as many apples as I have. Me i kore kua rite nga aporo a Hoani ki aku te maha.
Thomas is nearly as tall as James. Ka whano ka rite a Tamati ki a Hemi te roa.
It is not nearly school time yet. Kahore ano kia tata noa te haora o te kura.
They are building a larger house, because this one is not nearly large enough. E hanga ana ratou i tetahi where kia raid atu; he iti rawa atu hoki no tenei.
There are about twenty boys in the school. E rua tekau pea nga tamariki tane i te kura.
This house is about as large as John's. Me to Hoani pea te rahi o tenei whare.
How old is that child? About five years. Ka hia nga tau o tena tamaiti? Ka rima pea.
What is the price of butter? About two shillings a pound. He aha te utu o te pata? E rua hereni pea mo te pauna.
Throw away that post; for it is quite rotten. Makaa atu tena pou; kua pirau rawa hoki.page 62
How many girls are there in the school? [unclear: Just] fifteen. Tokohia nga kotiro i te kura? Kotalii torn tekau ma rima.
There are exactly ten men in the canoe. [unclear: Kotahi] tekau tuturu nga tangata i runga i te waka.
The potatoes were not quite cooked. Kihai i [unclear: ata] maoa nga riwai.