Comparative Form of Adjectives

mas ~
more ~

mas maganda
more beautiful

mas matalino
smarter

Mas mahirap ako.
I am poorer.

Mas mayaman siya.
She/He is richer.

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SINA

The Tagalog word sina is the plural form of si. It’s what grammarians call a “personal topic marker.”

In Tagalog, you must use either si or sina in front of proper names.
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Intensifiers of Adjectives

INTENSIFIER

napaka-
(affix the noun form)
very ~

napaka-ganda
so beautiful

napaka-talino
so smart

napaka-espesyal
very special

napaka-lamig
so cold

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MAKA-

Maka- is a  prefix placed in front of nouns.

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NINA

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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Superlative Form of Adjectives

The Tagalog word for ‘adjective’ is pang-uri.

SUPERLATIVE FORM OF TAGALOG ADJECTIVES

pinaka-
the most ~

pinakamaganda
the most beautiful

pinakamatalino
the smartest

Ito ang pinakamalinis.
This is the cleanest.

Siya ang pinakamalakas.
She/He is the strongest.

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