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

Definition for the Tagalog word makabasa:

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

Verb conjugations of makabasa:

Focus:  Actor Focus Icon Actor   Root: basaConjugation Type: Maka-
Completed (Past):
Uncompleted (Present):
Contemplated (Future):
makabasa  Play audio #25149
nakabasa  Play audio #25150
nakákabasa  Play audio #25151
makákabasa  Play audio #25152
Verb family:
mabasa  |  
basahin  |  
magbasá  |  
basahan  |  
bumasa  |  
ibasa  |  
This string is used more frequently in casual content than formal content.?

Example Sentences Available Icon Makabasa Example Sentences in Tagalog: (13)
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Hindî pa makabasa ang anák niyáng babae
Her daughter is not able to read yet.
Gustó kong makabasa ng haiku. 
I would like to read haiku.
Naoperahán siyá sa matá kayâ hindî siyá makabasa ngayón
He has undergone an eye operation and presently can't read.
Tinúturuan ko ang grupo ng mga matandâ para makabasa silá
I am teaching a group of adults for them to be able to read.
Nakabasa akó ng nobela ni Murakami. 
I was able to read a novel by Murakami.
Ngayón lang akó nakabasa ng gayóng kuwento
Never have I read such story.
Sino na ang nakabasa ng artíkuló
Who have already read the article?
Hindî siyá nakákabasa ng mga aklát doón
He's not able to read books there.
Nakákabasa ba si Allen ng Pransés
Is Allen able to read French?
Kakauntî lang ang nakákabasa nitó
Only a handful could read this.
Mas marami ang makákabasa dahil sa pagsasalin
More people will be able to read because of translation.
Makákabasa kayâ akó ng akdâ ni Dostoevsky? 
Will I be able to read a work by Dostoevsky?
Para itó sa mga makákabasa ng sanaysáy
This is for those who will be able to read the essay.

User-submitted Example Sentences (1):
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Di makabasa ng Pranses si Tomas.
Tatoeba Sentence #1853522 Tatoeba user-submitted sentence
Tom can't read French.

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