whai (whāia): to follow, to chase, to pursue
E whai ana ngā tamariki i te pōro.
The children are chasing the ball.
- this is an example of an active sentence
Kei te whāia te pōro e ngā tamariki.
The ball is being chased by the children.
- this is an example of a passive sentence
Whāia te mātauranga!
- this is an example of a command in simple passive form