Pag-: Tagalog Noun Affix

the act of doing the action expressed by the root; or,
the manner in which the action expressed by the root is performed

root

meaning

root + affix

meaning

basa

reading

pagbasa

reading

lakad

walk, walking

paglakad

walking

luto’

cuisine, cooking

pagluto’

cooking

sulat

letter, writing

pagsulat

writing

alis

departure, leaving

pag-alis

leaving

dating

arrival, arriving

pagdating

arriving

root

basa

meaning

reading

root + affix

pagbasa

meaning

reading

root

lakad

meaning

walk, walking

root + affix

paglakad

meaning

walking

root

luto’

meaning

cuisine, cooking

root + affix

pagluto’

meaning

cooking

root

sulat

meaning

letter, writing

root + affix

pagsulat

meaning

writing

root

alis

meaning

departure, leaving

root + affix

pag-alis

meaning

leaving

root

dating

meaning

arrival, arriving

root + affix

pagdating

meaning

arriving

Note: The root and the affixed word generally mean the same thing.

Mabagal ang lakad niya.

Mabagal ang paglakad niya.

He/she walks slowly.

Lit. His/her walking is slow.

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