MGA

makes Tagalog words plural

mga tula
poems

mga tanga
idiots

mga sapatos
shoes

 
It is not always necessary to put mga before a word to make it plural. This is especially the case when the number is understood from the context.

Maghugas ka ng paa.
Wash your feet.

Kumakain ka ba ng itlog?
Do you eat eggs?


Maraming tao dito.
There are a lot of people here. 



mga
about, approximately

mga sampu

around ten

mga alas dos
around two o'clock


Mga is a shortened form of manga, a spelling no longer used.