Tagalog Intensifiers and Downtoners: Group 1

intensifier / downtoner

meaning

example

meaning

nang kaunti’

a bit

malaki nang kaunti’

a bit big

hindi’ gaano  ng

not very

hindi’ gaanong malaki

not very big

hindi’ masyado  ng

not so, not that

hindi’ masyadong malaki

not so big

medyo

pretty, rather, quite

medyo malaki

pretty big, rather big

talaga (-ng)

really

talagang malaki,

malaki talaga

really big

masyado (-ng)

too

masyadong malaki,

malaki masyado

too big

intensifier / downtoner

nang kaunti’

meaning

a bit

example

malaki nang kaunti’

meaning

a bit big

intensifier / downtoner

hindi’ gaano  ng

meaning

not very

example

hindi’ gaanong malaki

meaning

not very big

intensifier / downtoner

hindi’ masyado  ng

meaning

not so, not that

example

hindi’ masyadong malaki

meaning

not so big

intensifier / downtoner

medyo

meaning

pretty, rather, quite

example

medyo malaki

meaning

pretty big, rather big

intensifier / downtoner

talaga (-ng)

meaning

really

example

talagang malaki,

malaki talaga

meaning

really big

intensifier / downtoner

masyado (-ng)

meaning

too

example

masyadong malaki,

malaki masyado

meaning

too big

See also: Na/-ng (p. 28)

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