The Tagalog prefix mag- is used to verbalize nouns. You can translate it as ‘do’ in most cases, but the meaning depends on the context. This is very useful because you can put it in front of English nouns. Filipinos do this all the time! That’s why when you hear them speaking Tagalog, there seems to be a lot of English words sprinkled in.
Mas mahirap ako.
I am poorer.
Mas mayaman siya.
She/He is richer.
The Tagalog word nina is placed before names in certain contexts. The singular counterpart is ni.
house of Mark and Lisa
ang guro nina Tom at Jim
the teacher of Tom and Jim
In Tagalog grammar, nina is called a “plural actor / possessive personal article.”
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This is a prefix.
Maka- is a prefix placed in front of nouns.
In one usage, the prefix naka- expresses the idea of wearing the article of clothing, accessory, or color that is designated by the noun that naka- attaches to.