Verbs

Filipino Lesson 12 (Verbs and Time)

Duration: 30 mins

This is the 12th lesson about Filipino verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Filipino Classes.

Verbs

Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.

Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). The table contains 3 columns (English, Filipino, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Verbs List in Filipino

Verbs Filipino
To drivemagmaneho; magdraybe
To findmagmaneho
To givemagbigay
To havemagkaroon ng
To knowalam
To learnmatuto
To lovemagmahal
To playmaglaro
To readbumasa/magbasa
To seemakita
To smilengumiti
To speakmagsalita
To thinkumisip/mag-isip
To understandmaintindihan
To workmagtrabaho
To writesumulat/magsulat

Here is an example of the verb "to understand" conjugated into the past, present, and future.

Verb "to understand" in a Sentence

He understands menaiintindihan niya ako
He understood menaintindihan niya ako
He will understand memaiintindihan niya ako

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Time

Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.

Time in Filipino

Time Filipino
DaysAraw
Mondaylunes
Tuesdaymartes
Wednesdaymiyerkules
Thursdayhuwebes
Fridaybiyernes
Saturdaysabado
Sundaylinggo
JanuaryEnero
FebruaryPebrero
MarchMarso
AprilAbril
MayMayo
JuneHunyo
JulyHulyo
AugustAgosto
SeptemberSetyembre
OctoberOktubre
NovemberNobyembre
DecemberDisyembre
Autumntaglagas
Wintertaglamig
Springtagsibol
Summertag-init
Seasonspanahon
Monthsbuwan
Timeoras
Houroras
Minuteminuto
Secondikalawa

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Daily Conversation in Filipino

Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Filipino Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Filipino

English Filipino
I was born in Julyipinanganak ako noong Hulyo
I will visit you in Augustbibisitahin kita sa Agosto
See you tomorrow!Hanggang bukas!
Today is MondayLunes ngayon
Winter is very cold hereNapakalamig ng taglamig dito
Yesterday was SundayLinggo kahapon
Are you married?may asawa ka ba?
I'm singlewala akong asawa
Would you marry me?pakasal na tayo=equivalent form
Can I have your phone number?puwede bang mahingi ang numero ng telepono mo?
Can I have your email?puwede bang mahingi ang email mo?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in Filipino about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Filipino Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Filipino homepage.