Tagalog Ganito/Ganyan/Ganoon Ka-

this/that…

ganito kalaki

this big

as big as this

ganito katangkad

this tall

as tall as this

Sentences:

Ganito katangkad si Fred.

Fred is this tall.

Ganyan katangkad si Fred.

Fred is that tall.

Fred is as tall as that (near you).

Ganoon katangkad si Fred.

Fred is that tall.

Fred is as tall as that (far from you and me).

The expressions can be made plural by means of rep1.

Ganito katangkad sina Fred at John.

Ganito katatangkad sina Fred at John.

Fred and John are this tall.

Note: Using the plural form is optional.

See also: Syllable repetition (p. 27)

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