Makipag-: Tagalog Verb Affix

POD: doer

to do something with someone

root

meaning

root + affix

meaning

usap

talking

makipag-usap

to speak with

kita’

seeing

makipagkita’

to meet

away

fight

makipag-away

to quarrel or fight with

hiwalay

separated

makipag­hiwalay

to separate from

root

usap

meaning

talking

root + affix

makipag-usap

meaning

to speak with

root

kita’

meaning

seeing

root + affix

makipagkita’

meaning

to meet

root

away

meaning

fight

root + affix

makipag-away

meaning

to quarrel or fight with

root

hiwalay

meaning

separated

root + affix

makipag­hiwalay

meaning

to separate from

Aspects:

basic form

completed

uncompleted

unstarted

makipag-usap

nakipag-usap

nakikipag-usap

makikipag-usap

makipag-away

nakipag-away

nakikipag-away

makikipag-away

basic form

makipag-usap

completed

nakipag-usap

uncompleted

nakikipag-usap

unstarted

makikipag-usap

basic form

makipag-away

completed

nakipag-away

uncompleted

nakikipag-away

unstarted

makikipag-away

Sentences:

Nakipag-usap si Gay kay Lillian.

Gay spoke with Lillian.

Nakipag-away si Bing kay Bong.

Bing fought with Bong.

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