pagka-

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pagka (if), which is a clipping of kapagka (if).

Prefix[edit]

pagka-

  1. Forms nouns from adjectives. the state of
    pagka-+balisa (anxious)=pagkabalisa (anxiety)
  2. Indicates posteriority in time
    pagka-+tapos (finish)=pagkatapos (after finishing)
    Pagkatapos mong kumain, hugasan mo ang mga plato.
    Wash the dishes once you're done eating.
  3. (Batangas) Forms absolute superlative forms of adjectives.
    pagka- + ‎maganda (beautiful) → ‎pagkaganda (so beautiful)

Derived terms[edit]