IPA

The word ipa has at least two different meanings in Tagalog.


The less common meaning of ipá (strong stress on second syllable) is that of the chaff of rice grains.

ipá: balat ng palay na humiwalay matapos bayuhin
rice husk that separates after pounding


More frequently, ipa- is used as a prefix for verbs to indicate indrect action.

ipalinis
to have someone clean

Ipalinis mo ito.
Have someone clean this.

ipakita
to show

Ipakita mo sa kanila.
Let them see. / Show them.

ipa-type
to have someone type

Ipa-type mo ito.
Have this typed up.

ipa-fax
to have someone fax

Ipa-fax mo ito.
Have this faxed.

ipa-quarantine
to have quarantined

Ipa-quarantine mo sila.
Have them quarantined.

ipa-kain
have something eaten by someone

Ipa-kain mo ito sa aso.
Feed this to the dog.