Pag- +rep1-…-an 1 : Tagalog Verb Affix

POD: object

to do something repeatedly, continually, a lot, intensively or frequently; or,
to do something to multiple objects

root

meaning

root + affix

meaning

bukas

open

pagbubuksan

to open repeatedly (etc.)

balat

skin

pagbabalatan

to peel (many things) (etc.)

root

bukas

meaning

open

root + affix

pagbubuksan

meaning

to open repeatedly (etc.)

root

balat

meaning

skin

root + affix

pagbabalatan

meaning

to peel (many things) (etc.)

Aspects:

basic form

completed

uncompleted

unstarted

pagbu­buksan

pinagbu­buksan

pinagbububuksan

pinapagbubuksan

pagbububuksan

papagbubuksan

pagba­balatan

pinagba­balatan

pinagbababalatan

pinapagbabalatan

pagbababalatan

papagbabalatan

basic form

pagbu­buksan

completed

pinagbu­buksan

uncompleted

pinagbububuksan

pinapagbubuksan

unstarted

pagbububuksan

papagbubuksan

basic form

pagba­balatan

completed

pinagba­balatan

uncompleted

pinagbababalatan

pinapagbabalatan

unstarted

pagbababalatan

papagbabalatan

Sentences:

Pinagbubuksan ni Jing ang mga kahon.

Jing opened the boxes (and there were many of them).

Pinagbabalatan ni Maribel ang mga mangga.

Maribel peeled the mangoes (and there were many of them).

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