Pala-: Tagalog Adjective Affix

doing something a lot; fond of doing something

root

meaning

root + affix

meaning

biro’

joke

palabiro’

funny (someone who likes telling jokes)

ngiti’

smile

palangiti’

smiley (someone who smiles a lot)

away

quarrel

palaaway

quarrelsome

aral

lesson, studying

palaaral

studious

tawa

laughter

palatawa

(someone who) laughs a lot

tanong

question

palatanong

(someone who) asks a lot of questions

root

biro’

meaning

joke

root + affix

palabiro’

meaning

funny (someone who likes telling jokes)

root

ngiti’

meaning

smile

root + affix

palangiti’

meaning

smiley (someone who smiles a lot)

root

away

meaning

quarrel

root + affix

palaaway

meaning

quarrelsome

root

aral

meaning

lesson, studying

root + affix

palaaral

meaning

studious

root

tawa

meaning

laughter

root + affix

palatawa

meaning

(someone who) laughs a lot

root

tanong

meaning

question

root + affix

palatanong

meaning

(someone who) asks a lot of questions

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