Identical Tagalog Adjectives and Nouns

Some adjectives are identical to a noun except that the noun has a long vowel.

adjective

noun

buhay

alive

buhay

life

galit

angry

galit

anger

gutom

hungry

gutom

hunger

pagod

tired

pagod

tiredness

sira’

damaged

sira’

damage

sunog

burnt

sunog

fire

tulog

asleep

tulog

sleep

adjective

buhay

alive

noun

buhay

life

adjective

galit

angry

noun

galit

anger

adjective

gutom

hungry

noun

gutom

hunger

adjective

pagod

tired

noun

pagod

tiredness

adjective

sira’

damaged

noun

sira’

damage

adjective

sunog

burnt

noun

sunog

fire

adjective

tulog

asleep

noun

tulog

sleep

See also: Long vowels (stress) (p. 18)

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