-an 2 : Tagalog Verb Affix

POD: object

to cause something to become; to make

root

meaning

root + affix

meaning

ganda

beauty

gandahan

to make beautiful or nice

tamis

sweetness

tamisan

to make sweet, to sweeten

bagal

slowness

bagalan

to make slow, to slow down

root

ganda

meaning

beauty

root + affix

gandahan

meaning

to make beautiful or nice

root

tamis

meaning

sweetness

root + affix

tamisan

meaning

to make sweet, to sweeten

root

bagal

meaning

slowness

root + affix

bagalan

meaning

to make slow, to slow down

Aspects:

basic form

completed

uncompleted

unstarted

tamisan

tinamisan

tinatamisan

tatamisan

bagalan

binagalan

binabagalan

babagalan

basic form

tamisan

completed

tinamisan

uncompleted

tinatamisan

unstarted

tatamisan

basic form

bagalan

completed

binagalan

uncompleted

binabagalan

unstarted

babagalan

Sentences:

Tinamisan ni Ralph ang juice.

Ralph sweetened the juice.

Binagalan ni Elvira ang kotse.

Elvira slowed down the car.

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