This is a prefix.
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The Tagalog word sa is a preposition that can mean to, at, in, for or on, depending on the context.
As a prefix, pala- may connote something done habitually.
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The Tagalog word for ‘adjective’ is pang-uri.
SUPERLATIVE FORM OF TAGALOG ADJECTIVES
the most ~
the most beautiful
Ito ang pinakamalinis.
This is the cleanest.
Siya ang pinakamalakas.
She/He is the strongest.
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Maging Magalang = Be Polite
When talking to people older than you, the easiest way to make your sentences polite is to add po, usually at the end.
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By itself, ng serves as a possessive or genitive marker in Tagalog sentences. An easy way to look at one of its uses is to see it as meaning ‘of’ in English.
balat ng hayop
skin of an animal
anak ng babae
child of a woman
(a woman’s child)
ulo ng tao
head of a person
(a person’s head)
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The Tagalog word nina is placed before names in certain contexts. The singular counterpart is ni.
bahay nina Mark at Lisa
house of Mark and Lisa
ang guro nina Tom at Jim
the teacher of Tom and Jim
In Tagalog grammar, nina is called a “plural actor / possessive personal article.”
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In one usage, the prefix naka- expresses the idea of wearing the article of clothing, accessory, or color that is designated by the noun that naka- attaches to.
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