Tagalog Para -ng

like…

Parang si Fred si John.

John is like Fred.

Parang ang pusa’ ko ang pusa’ mo.

Your cat is like my cat.

Parang si Fred siya.

Para siyang si Fred.

He’s like Fred.

Parang bata’ siya.

Para siyang bata’.

He/she’s like a child.

Note: Para -ng can also mean it seems or seems (to be/like/that).

Parang masaya si John.

John seems (to be) happy.

See also: Na/-ng (p. 28), Enclitic words (p. 298)

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