Past Tense

Filipino Lesson 14 (Past Tense & Colors)

Duration: 30 mins

This 14th lesson deals with the past tense in Filipino. In addition I included a vocabulary list about colors, as well as some basic 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.


The past is one of the 3 tenses (present, past, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the past 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.

Past Tense in Filipino

Past Filipino
I saw younakita kita
I wrote with a pengumamit siya ng pen sa pagsusulat
You loved applesnagustuhan mo ang mga mansanas
You gave moneynagbigay ka ng pera
You played tennisnaglaro ka ng tenis; nagtenis ka
He read (past tense) a booknagbasa siya ng libro
He understood menaintindihan niya ako
She had a catnagkaroon siya ng pusa--
She knew my friendnakilala niya ang kaibigan ko noon
We wanted to learngusto naming matuto noon
We thought Spanish is easyakala nami'y madali ang kastila
You (plural) worked herenagtrabaho kayo dito
You (plural) spoke Frenchnagsalita sila ng Pranses
They drove a carnagmaneho sila ng kotse
They smiledngumiti sila


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List of Colors in Filipino

Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.

Colors in Filipino

Colors Filipino
Colorsmga kulay
Dark color
Light color


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Daily Conversation in Filipino

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!

Common Expressions in Filipino

English Filipino
Black is his favorite coloritim ang paboritong kulay niya.
I have black hairitim ang buhok ko
Red is not his favorite colorhindi niya paboritong kulay ang pula
She drives a yellow carnagmamaneho siya ng dilaw na kotse
The sky is blueasul ang langit
Your cat is whiteputi ang pusa mo
I enjoyed myself very muchtalagang enjoy na enjoy ako=equivalent form
I agree with yousang-ayon ako sa iyo
Are you sure?sigurado ka ba?
Be careful!mag-ingat ka!
Cheers!no equivalent form in tagalog
Would you like to go for a walk?gusto mo bang lumakad?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 14th lesson in Filipino about the past tense, and a vocabulary list about colors. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Filipino Lesson 15. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Filipino homepage.