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In English you can make plurals by putting an s at the end of a word. This is never done in Maori. Instead, you make a plural by changing the word in front of the object. This is the first way; there are many other ways of making plurals but these will be covered later on.

te = the (one thing only)

nga = the (more than one thing)

In Maori you NEVER start a sentence with te or nga, instead you put a Ko in front of those words.

Use this simple pattern to help remember the sentence structure

Ko

te / nga

object

colour

The black dog

Ko

te

kuri

mangu

The black dogs

Ko

nga

kuri

mangu

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