Filipino / Tagalog language translation for the meaning of the word makabasa in the Tagalog Dictionary.

Definition for the Tagalog word makabasa:

makabasa  Play audio #25149
[verb]  to be able to read

Verb conjugations of makabasa:

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Root: basaConjugation Type: Maka-
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
makabasa  Play audio #25149
Completed (Past):
nakabasa  Play audio #25150
Uncompleted (Present):
nakákabasa  Play audio #25151
Contemplated (Future):
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Verb family:
mabasa  |  
basahin  |  
magbasá  |  
basahan  |  
bumasa  |  
makapagbasâ  |  
ipabasa  |  
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Hindî pa makabasa ang anák niyáng babae.
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Her daughter is not able to read yet.
Gustó kong makabasa ng haiku.
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I would like to read haiku.
Naoperahán siyá sa matá kayâ hindî siyá makabasa ngayón.
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He has undergone an eye operation and presently can't read.
Tinúturuan ko ang grupo ng mga matandâ para makabasa silá.
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I am teaching a group of adults for them to be able to read.
Nakabasa akó ng nobela ni Murakami.
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I was able to read a novel by Murakami.
Ngayón lang akó nakabasa ng gayóng kuwento.
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Never have I read such story.
Sino na ang nakabasa ng artíkuló?
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Who have already read the article?
Hindî siyá nakákabasa ng mga aklát doón.
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He's not able to read books there.
Nakákabasa ba si Allen ng Pransés?
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Is Allen able to read French?
Kakauntî lang ang nakákabasa nitó.
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Only a handful could read this.

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Di makabasa ng Pranses si Tomas.
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Tom can't read French.

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Alternate spelling(s):
makababasa, nakababasa
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How to pronounce makabasa:

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Related English Words:
able to readreadreadingreads
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