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Lesson 93: Mag- verbs: present


How to form the present aspect of a mag- verb.

StepExample 1Example 2
1.Start with the infinitive. You will typically be given the infinitive.mag-aralmaglaro
2.Determine the root. The root is the infinitive minus mag-.mag-aralMaglaro
3.Determine the root’s first syllablea la
4.Change mag- to nag-nag-aral naglaro
5.Repeat the first syllable of the rootnag- aaralnaglalaro


RootAffixOngoing | PresentCompleted | PastFuture

dalá

mag

nagdadalá

nagdalá

magdadalá

    nagdadalá namán pô akó. nagdalá ka namán. magdadalá sana siyá.
    nagdadalá kayó. nagdalá palá silá! Baká magdadalá itó.
    Hindî iyán nagdadalá. nagdalá sana itó. magdadalá ba ang mga tatay at nanay?
    nagdadalá ngâ si Kikò. nagdalá rin iyón. magdadalá namán kamí.
    nagdadalá raw siná Kikò at Charina. nagdalá ang tatay. Hindî tayo magdadalá.

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