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”.

Gusto kita.
I like 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?