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What are some examples on how to use nakapag-

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Nov 09 2020, 11:20am CST ~ 2 weeks, 3 days ago. 
What are some examples on how to use nakapag-
 
What is the function of this?
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Author Photo Lancent Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
Nov 20 2020, 12:05am CST ~ 6 days ago. 
@0916maxx
 
Examples:
makapagluto = able to cook
makapagtrabaho = able to work
makapag-ensayo = able to practice
 
General: makapag- verbs are use to state the ability to perform the underlying verb root action. (I think that by 'ability' is meant that even if you know how, there is still something preventing you from doing it. For example, "Hindi ako marunong magluto." would mean "I don't know how to cook.", whereas "Hindi ako nakakapagluto." would mean "I am unable to cook."[even if you know how])
 
In general, makapag- is used with mag- verbs. The mag- verbs for the examples above are: magluto, magtrabaho, mag-ensayo. For maka- is generally used with um- and ma- verbs.
 
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Author Photo Nick
Nov 21 2020, 10:34pm CST ~ 4 days ago. 
@Lancent I was wondering why sometimes it's makapag and sometimes its maka, thanks for the clarification.
 
So I would say makapagmaneho for able to drive, and makatawag for able to call? Did I get that correct?
 
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Nov 25 2020, 11:38pm CST ~ 15 hrs ago. 
Hey @Nick,
 
So, I think you're correct. However, even though it's technically correct, it's very awkward. It would be better to use 'pwede' (also spelled 'puwede') or 'maari' (also spelled 'maaari').
 
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