Naka-: Tagalog Adjective Affix

in a certain position, state or condition; or,
wearing something

root

meaning

root + affix

meaning

harap

front

nakaharap

facing

higa’

lying down

nakahiga’

lying down (in a lying position)

tayo’

standing

nakatayo’

standing (in a standing position)

tira (seldom used on its own)

living (in/on/at)

nakatira

living (in/on/at)

upo’

sitting

nakaupo’

seated

salamin

glasses

nakasalamin

wearing glasses

sapatos

shoes

nakasapatos

wearing shoes

itim

black

nakaitim

wearing black

bukas

open

nakabukas

open, turned on

root

harap

meaning

front

root + affix

nakaharap

meaning

facing

root

higa’

meaning

lying down

root + affix

nakahiga’

meaning

lying down (in a lying position)

root

tayo’

meaning

standing

root + affix

nakatayo’

meaning

standing (in a standing position)

root

tira (seldom used on its own)

meaning

living (in/on/at)

root + affix

nakatira

meaning

living (in/on/at)

root

upo’

meaning

sitting

root + affix

nakaupo’

meaning

seated

root

salamin

meaning

glasses

root + affix

nakasalamin

meaning

wearing glasses

root

sapatos

meaning

shoes

root + affix

nakasapatos

meaning

wearing shoes

root

itim

meaning

black

root + affix

nakaitim

meaning

wearing black

root

bukas

meaning

open

root + affix

nakabukas

meaning

open, turned on

Sentences:

Nakasapatos si Raphael.

Raphael is wearing shoes.

Nakatira si Mimi sa Cebu.

Mimi lives in Cebu.

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