Maki- 1 : Tagalog Verb Affix

POD: doer

to join in an act

root

meaning

root + affix

meaning

kain

eating

makikain

to join in eating

kanta

song, singing

makikanta

to join in singing

sakay

passenger, load, riding

makisakay

to get a ride (to join in riding a vehicle)

root

kain

meaning

eating

root + affix

makikain

meaning

to join in eating

root

kanta

meaning

song, singing

root + affix

makikanta

meaning

to join in singing

root

sakay

meaning

passenger, load, riding

root + affix

makisakay

meaning

to get a ride (to join in riding a vehicle)

Aspects:

basic form

completed

uncompleted

unstarted

makikain

nakikain

nakikikain

makikikain

makisakay

nakisakay

nakikisakay

makikisakay

basic form

makikain

completed

nakikain

uncompleted

nakikikain

unstarted

makikikain

basic form

makisakay

completed

nakisakay

uncompleted

nakikisakay

unstarted

makikisakay

Sentences:

Nakikain sa kanila si Mimi.

Mimi joined them in eating.

Nakisakay kay Madeline si Arthur.

Arthur asked Madeline for a ride.

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