This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Filipino. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. 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.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. 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.
|I see you||nakikita kita|
|I write with a pen||gumagamit ako ng pen sa pagsusulat|
|You love apples||gustong-gusto mo ang mga mansanas|
|You give money||magbigay ka ng pera|
|You play tennis||magtenis ka; maglaro ka ng tenis|
|He reads a book||nagbabasa siya ng libro|
|He understands me||naiintindihan niya ako|
|She has a cat||may pusa siya|
|She knows my friend||kilala niya ang kaibigan ko|
|We want to learn||gusto niyang matuto|
|We think Spanish is easy||sa palagay nami'y madali ang Kastila/espanyol|
|You (plural) work here||nagtatrabaho kayo dito|
|You (plural) speak French||nagsasalita kayo ng Pranses|
|They drive a car||nagmamaneho sila ng kotse|
|They smile||ngumingiti sila|
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Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.
|Headache||sakit ng ulo|
|Heart attack||atake sa puso|
|Stomach ache||sakit ng tiyan|
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Filipino Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Are you okay?||ayos ka lang ba?|
|Call a doctor!||tumawag ng doktor|
|Call the ambulance!||tawagan ang ambulansiya|
|Call the police!||tawagin ang pulís|
|Calm down!||kalma ka lang!|
|I feel sick||masama ang pakiramdam ko=equivalent form|
|It hurts here||masakit dito|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||saán ang pinakamalapit na botika?|
|You look beautiful! (to a woman)||ang ganda mo!=equivalent form|
|You have a beautiful name||ang ganda ng pangalan mo= equivalent form|
|This is my wife||Ito ang asawa ko. Ito ang aking maybahay: formal|
|This is my husband||ito ang asawa ko|
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Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Filipino about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Filipino Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Filipino homepage.