Magpaka-: Tagalog Verb Affix

POD: doer

to strive to be or do something

root

meaning

root + affix

meaning

bait

kindness

magpakabait

to strive to be good

totoo

true

magpakatotoo

to strive to be true or honest

root

bait

meaning

kindness

root + affix

magpakabait

meaning

to strive to be good

root

totoo

meaning

true

root + affix

magpakatotoo

meaning

to strive to be true or honest

Aspects:

basic form

completed

uncompleted

unstarted

magpakabait

nagpakabait

nagpapakabait

magpapakabait

magpakatotoo

nagpakatotoo

nagpapaka­totoo

magpapaka­totoo

basic form

magpakabait

completed

nagpakabait

uncompleted

nagpapakabait

unstarted

magpapakabait

basic form

magpakatotoo

completed

nagpakatotoo

uncompleted

nagpapaka­totoo

unstarted

magpapaka­totoo

Sentences:

Magpapakabait ako.

I’ll try to be good.

I’ll try to behave myself.

Nagpakatotoo si Mark.

Mark strove to be authentic (e.g. he spoke his mind).

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