The “Magpa-” Verb in Tagalog

Another verbal affix that you will run into quite often if you study Tagalog is magpa-.

This affix basically conveys the idea that I get someone to do something for me.

For example I use magpagupit ng buhok if I go to the barber shop because, in this case, the barber is doing the job for me. If I say magpaturo ako I mean that I get someone to teach me and so on.

You use magpa- whenever you get or allow someone to do something for you.

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