See also: pag

CebuanoEdit

PrefixEdit

pag-

  1. used to form nouns meaning "the action of (a verb)" or "the result of (a verb)"

TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *paʀ. Cognate of Malay per- and Indonesian per-.

PrefixEdit

pag-

  1. the act of doing the action expressed by the root; or, the manner in which the action expressed by the root is performed
    pag- + ‎gawa (make) → ‎paggawa (making)
    pag- + ‎basa (read) → ‎pagbasa (reading)

Usage notesEdit

The root and the affixed word generally mean the same thing.

  • Mabagal ang lakad niya.He/she walks slowly.
  • Mabagal ang paglakad niya.He/she walks slowly.

PrefixEdit

pag-

  1. (with syllable reduplication) the act of doing the action expressed by the root repeatedly or habitually
    pag- + ‎aral (study) → ‎pag-aaral (studying habitually)
    pag- + ‎basa (read) → ‎pagbabasa (reading habitually)

PrefixEdit

pag-

  1. when
    pag-alis nilawhen they leave/left
    pagbalik nilawhen they return/returned