Mag-…-an: Tagalog Verb Affix

POD: doer

to do something together, simultaneously or reciprocally

root

meaning

root + affix

meaning

sulat

letter, writing

magsulatan

to write each other

tulong

help

magtulungan

to help each other

tawa

laughter

magtawanan

to laugh together

halik

kiss

maghalikan

to kiss each other

kwento

story

magkwentu­han

to tell stories to each other, to swap stories

kanta

song

magkantahan

to sing together, to sing one after another

root

sulat

meaning

letter, writing

root + affix

magsulatan

meaning

to write each other

root

tulong

meaning

help

root + affix

magtulungan

meaning

to help each other

root

tawa

meaning

laughter

root + affix

magtawanan

meaning

to laugh together

root

halik

meaning

kiss

root + affix

maghalikan

meaning

to kiss each other

root

kwento

meaning

story

root + affix

magkwentu­han

meaning

to tell stories to each other, to swap stories

root

kanta

meaning

song

root + affix

magkantahan

meaning

to sing together, to sing one after another

Aspects:

basic form

completed

uncompleted

unstarted

magtulungan

nagtulungan

nagtutulungan

magtutulungan

magkantahan

nagkantahan

nagkakantahan

magkakantahan

basic form

magtulungan

completed

nagtulungan

uncompleted

nagtutulungan

unstarted

magtutulungan

basic form

magkantahan

completed

nagkantahan

uncompleted

nagkakantahan

unstarted

magkakantahan

Sentences:

Nagtulungan sila.

They helped each other.

Nagkantahan sila.

They sang together.

They sang one after another.

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