-an 5 : Tagalog Noun Affix

reciprocal or joint performance of the action expressed by the root

root

meaning

root + affix

meaning

sayaw

dance, dancing

sayawan

dancing together (e.g. a ball)

kanta

song, singing

kantahan

singing together (e.g. a karaoke party)

saksak

stab, stabbing

saksakan

stabbing one another

kain

eating

kainan

eating together, a feast

root

sayaw

meaning

dance, dancing

root + affix

sayawan

meaning

dancing together (e.g. a ball)

root

kanta

meaning

song, singing

root + affix

kantahan

meaning

singing together (e.g. a karaoke party)

root

saksak

meaning

stab, stabbing

root + affix

saksakan

meaning

stabbing one another

root

kain

meaning

eating

root + affix

kainan

meaning

eating together, a feast

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