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Using 'mala'

May 1, 2011

Mala- means just like, similarly to, nearly, closely, approximately

The word mala should be added a second word that you want to compare, it should be a ‘noun’ and should be place on the next of the word mala.

If you want to compare your girlfriend that she is like an angel in tagalog, you use the ‘mala-angel’. As you can see the word angel that you want to compare the similarities of your girlfriend is added on the next of the word mala.

Ang aking kasintahan ay mala-anghel sa kagandahan. (My girlfriend’s beauty is like an angel.)

Sentence Examples:

Mala-diosa (like a goddess)
Mala-diosa ang iyong ganda. (Your beauty is like a goddess.)

Mala-reyna (like a queen)
Ang kanyang pag kilos ay mala-reyna. (Her move is like a queen.)

Mala-bata (like a child)
Ako ay mala-bata ang ugali. (My attitude is like a child.)

Mala-aktor (like an actor)
Siya ay mala-aktor. (He is like an actor.)

Mala-tigre (like tiger)
Ang kanyang boses ay mala-tigre. (His voice is like a tiger.)

Other examples:
Mala-prinsepe (like a prince)
Mala-prinsesa (like a princess)
Mala-hari at reyna (like king and queen)
Mala-lalaki o babae (like a girl or boy)

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