KITA

The Tagalog word kita has many different meanings and pronunciations.

In the phrase Mahal kita (I love you), mahal means “love” and kita means “I to you”.

Aalagaan kita.
I’ll take care of you.

Papaliguan kita.
I’ll give you a bath.

Pagmamasdan kita.
I’ll observe you.

Kaibigan kita. 
You are my friend.

 


Another meaning of the Tagalog word kita is ‘seeing.’

 

ipakita
to show


ipinakita

showed

Ipinakita ko ang papeles ko.
I showed my papers.

kitang-kita
very easily seen; obvious

 


Look at the word kita used in two different ways in one sentence:

Kita kita. 
I see you.

Nakita kita.
I saw you.

Gustong kitang makita.
I want to see you.


As a noun, the word kita means ‘income.’ See kinita.

 

Magkano ang kita mo?
How much is your earning?

 

Magkano ang kinita mo?
How much did you earn?