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Author Photo by: repolyo
Apr 30 2021, 12:43pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
Question: Kamukha sentence form
kamukha : [adjective] looks like; ... . I think this applies to physical attributes.
With four sources now, I still only have a 50/50 chance of using "kamukha" correctly (or incorrectly). I don't think that "kamukha" has the reflexive property like a mathematical equal sign (a=b, b=a) although it seems that magkamukha does. It may be ok to compare myself to Brad Pitt but not polite to compare Brad Pitt to myself. So is the Ng phrase compared to the Ang phrase or vice versa?
> a native speaker stated : kamukha niya ang mga magulang niya - he looks like his parents
> TED example : May mga nagsasabi ba sa iyong kamukha ko si Brad Pitt - ... I look like Brad Pitt
> TRG example : Kamukha ng pabrika ang bahay. - The house looks like the factory.
> ETG example : Kamukha’ ni Arnold si John. - John looks like Arnold.
Thanks for any help.
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Apr 30 2021, 2:51pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
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Author Photo PinoyTaj
Apr 30 2021, 9:33pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
Kamukha is “ka”+ mukha hope this helps.
 
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May 01 2021, 9:42am CST ~ 2 weeks, 3 days ago. 
@repolyo
 
Do you use the TDC Corpus tool? It has 359 examples of kamukha for you to browse through:
www.tagalog.com/exam plefinder/?keyword=k amukha&include_ligat ure=1&corpus_se
 
You can do a quick Corpus search any time by first doing a search in the Dictionary, then clicking “Other Searches” button, then “TDC Corpus”.
 
Anyway...about kamukha...in these constructions I’ve always read it as...
Kamukha ko si Brad Pitt” = “My lookalike is Brad Pitt.”
 
Kamukha here seems more like a noun, similar to other “ka-“ constructions like “kaklase” = classmate, “kaopisina” = office-mate, “katrabaho” = co-worker, etc.
 
The construction is similar to other noun-beginning equivalent sentences...
Ex: Si Juan ang bunso. = Juan is the youngest child.
 
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
May 01 2021, 2:56pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 3 days ago. 
ka- isn't really "reflexive" but usually indicates something is "shared". In kamukha, it kinda means they "share" a visual similarity (most literal sense).
 
Ka- + barkada means a peer-friend
Ka- + grupo means groupmate
Ka- + klase is groupmate
Ka- + eskwela is schoolmate
Ka- + dorm -dorm mate/room mate
 
I'd like to point mukha is not exclusively "face". It is also used to indicate something that resembles something or that might be something.
 
Mukha siyang galit - she/he looks angry
Mukhang maganda ang pelikulang iyan - I think that movie is great
 
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Author Photo PinoyTaj
May 01 2021, 4:14pm CST ~ 2 weeks, 3 days ago. 
Try to understand katulad.
 
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