Ma-: Tagalog Adjective Affix

(the most common adjective affix)
having a certain quality or having a lot of something

root

meaning

root + affix

meaning

ganda

beauty

maganda

beautiful

laki

size

malaki

big

ulap

cloud

maulap

cloudy

alikabok

dust

maalikabok

dusty

bait

kindness

mabait

kind

tamis

sweetness

matamis

sweet

bilis

speed

mabilis

fast

bigat

weight

mabigat

heavy

init

heat

mainit

hot

talino

intelligence

matalino

intelligent

kulit

importunity, irritating persistence

makulit

importunate, irritating, pesky, nagging

hilig

liking, inclination

mahilig

fond (of something)

root

ganda

meaning

beauty

root + affix

maganda

meaning

beautiful

root

laki

meaning

size

root + affix

malaki

meaning

big

root

ulap

meaning

cloud

root + affix

maulap

meaning

cloudy

root

alikabok

meaning

dust

root + affix

maalikabok

meaning

dusty

root

bait

meaning

kindness

root + affix

mabait

meaning

kind

root

tamis

meaning

sweetness

root + affix

matamis

meaning

sweet

root

bilis

meaning

speed

root + affix

mabilis

meaning

fast

root

bigat

meaning

weight

root + affix

mabigat

meaning

heavy

root

init

meaning

heat

root + affix

mainit

meaning

hot

root

talino

meaning

intelligence

root + affix

matalino

meaning

intelligent

root

kulit

meaning

importunity, irritating persistence

root + affix

makulit

meaning

importunate, irritating, pesky, nagging

root

hilig

meaning

liking, inclination

root + affix

mahilig

meaning

fond (of something)

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