Maka- 2 : Tagalog Verb Affix

POD: doer

to do something unintentionally or accidentally

root

meaning

root + affix

meaning

kain

eating

makakain

to eat unintentionally

bangga’

colliding

makabangga’

to bump or collide (with)

tulog

sleep

makatulog

to fall asleep unintentionally

basag

a crack

makabasag

to crack or break (something) accidentally

kita’

seeing

makakita’

to see unintentionally

patay

dead

makapatay

to kill unintentionally

hanap

finding, something sought

makahanap

to find unintentionally

root

kain

meaning

eating

root + affix

makakain

meaning

to eat unintentionally

root

bangga’

meaning

colliding

root + affix

makabangga’

meaning

to bump or collide (with)

root

tulog

meaning

sleep

root + affix

makatulog

meaning

to fall asleep unintentionally

root

basag

meaning

a crack

root + affix

makabasag

meaning

to crack or break (something) accidentally

root

kita’

meaning

seeing

root + affix

makakita’

meaning

to see unintentionally

root

patay

meaning

dead

root + affix

makapatay

meaning

to kill unintentionally

root

hanap

meaning

finding, something sought

root + affix

makahanap

meaning

to find unintentionally

Aspects:

basic form

completed

uncompleted

unstarted

makatulog

nakatulog

nakakatulog

nakatutulog

makakatulog

makatutulog

makahanap

nakahanap

nakakahanap

nakahahanap

makakahanap

makahahanap

basic form

makatulog

completed

nakatulog

uncompleted

nakakatulog

nakatutulog

unstarted

makakatulog

makatutulog

basic form

makahanap

completed

nakahanap

uncompleted

nakakahanap

nakahahanap

unstarted

makakahanap

makahahanap

Sentences:

Nakakain si Jun ng buto.

Jun accidentally swallowed (ate) a pit.

Nakahanap sila ng ginto’.

They found gold (by chance).

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