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.
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.
|I saw you||nakita kita|
|I wrote with a pen||gumamit siya ng pen sa pagsusulat|
|You loved apples||nagustuhan mo ang mga mansanas|
|You gave money||nagbigay ka ng pera|
|You played tennis||naglaro ka ng tenis; nagtenis ka|
|He read (past tense) a book||nagbasa siya ng libro|
|He understood me||naintindihan niya ako|
|She had a cat||nagkaroon siya ng pusa--|
|She knew my friend||nakilala niya ang kaibigan ko noon|
|We wanted to learn||gusto naming matuto noon|
|We thought Spanish is easy||akala nami'y madali ang kastila|
|You (plural) worked here||nagtrabaho kayo dito|
|You (plural) spoke French||nagsalita sila ng Pranses|
|They drove a car||nagmaneho sila ng kotse|
|They smiled||ngumiti sila|
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Below is a list of 18 words and expressions related to colors.
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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!
|Black is his favorite color||itim ang paboritong kulay niya.|
|I have black hair||itim ang buhok ko|
|Red is not his favorite color||hindi niya paboritong kulay ang pula|
|She drives a yellow car||nagmamaneho siya ng dilaw na kotse|
|The sky is blue||asul ang langit|
|Your cat is white||puti ang pusa mo|
|I enjoyed myself very much||talagang enjoy na enjoy ako=equivalent form|
|I agree with you||sang-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?|
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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.