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Difference of ‘mag’ and ‘nag’

May 4, 2012

 

nag – past tense
mag – future tense

 

Examples:

 

  • luto (cook)

nagluto (cooked) – magluto (to cook)
Ex:
Nagluto na ako. – I already cooked.
Magluluto ako mamaya. – I will cook later.

 

  • sayaw (dance)

nagsayaw (danced) – magsayaw (to dance)
Ex:
Nagsayaw kami sa kasiyahan. – We danced on a party.
Magsayaw tayo sa kasiyahan.We will dance on a party.

 

  • bago (change)

nagbago (changed) – magbago (to change)
Ex:
Nagbago na ako. – I changed.
Magbabago na ako. – I will change.

 

  • bigay (give)

nagbigay (gave) – magbigay (to give)
Ex:
Nagbigay ako ng regalo sa kanya. – I gave him/her a gift.
Magbigay ako ng regalo sa kanya.I will give him/her a gift.

 

  • dasal (pray)

nagdasal (prayed) – magdasal (to pray)
Ex:
Nagdasal ako kanina.I prayed a while ago.
Magdasal ka mamaya.You will later.

 

  • laro (play)

naglaro (played) – maglaro (to play)
Ex:
Naglaro kami sa court. – We played on the court.
Maglalaro kami sa court.We will play on the court.

 

  • pasalamat (thank)

nagpasalamat (thanked) – magpasalamat (to thank)
Ex:
Nagpasalamat ako sa Dios. – I thanked God.
Magpasalamat ka sa Dios.You thank God.

 

  • tanong (ask)

nagtanong (asked) – magtanong (to ask)
Ex:
Nagtanong ako sayo. – I asked you.
Magtatanong ako sayo.I will ask you.

 

  • usap (talk)

nag-usap (talked) – mag-usap (to talk)
Ex:
Nag-usap kami. – We talked.
Mag-uusap kami.We will have a talk.

 

  • laba (wash)

naglaba (washed) – maglaba (to wash)
Ex:
Naglaba na ako ng damit ko. – I already washed my clothes.
Maglalaba na ako ng damit ko. – I will wash my clothes.

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