Meaning of nagapaka



A prefix denoting the present tense active with the added meaning of "paka", e.g.

a.) Nagapakamaálam siá. He is assuming an air of learning, he wants to appear learned. Nagapakabungól siá. He is feigning deafness. Nagapakamanggaránon siá. He is pretending to be rich. He tries to be taken for a rich man.

b.) Nagapakamaáyo siá siníng hágnà nga kasuguán. He approves this law or ordinance. Nagapakamahál siá sang íya pagtoloóhan. He values his faith. (The corresponding forms for the infinitive, future, imperative and past are "pagpaka-, magapaka-, magpaka-and nagpaka-").