Make Words Plural in Tagalog

To make a word plural in Tagalog, use mga before it.

It is pronounced “mah-nga.”

 

mga bata
children

mga tao
people

mga nanay
mothers

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Common Tagalog Abbreviations

Abbreviations: Shortened Forms of Tagalog Words

at iba pa = atbp
and others (et cetera) = etc

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Of Equal Degree

magkasing-
(affix the noun form)
as ___________ as
“having the same attribute”

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PINAKA-

The prefix pinaka- is used to form superlative adjectives.

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How to Say “Let’s…” in Tagalog

The simplest, easiest way to say “Let’s…” in Tagalog is to use the verb and then add tayo.

kain
eat

Kain tayo.
Let’s eat.


upo
sit

Upo tayo.
Let’s sit.


lakad
walk

Lakad tayo.
Let’s walk.


tulog
sleep

Tulog tayo.
Let’s sleep.


A more advanced way to say “Let’s…” in Tagalog is to conjugate the verb, then add tayo.

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GRAMMAR

The Tagalog word for “grammar” is balarila.

There is the Filipino word gramatika, based off the Spanish gramática.

We do have a modest section with a few random posts about Tagalog grammar.

http://tagaloglang.com/basic/grammar/

NAKAKA-

Nakaka- is a prefix, meaning it is put in front of words.

You can find nakaka- in front of Tagalog verbs.

Technically, it serves to “form causative statives and abilitatives.”

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NANG

This is a conjunction.

nang
when, so that

Nagulat ako nang nakita ko sila.
I was shocked when I saw them.

Kumain ka, nang (sa ganoon ay) hindi ka magutom.
Eat, so that you won’t go hungry.

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