Imperative

Filipino Lesson 16 (Imperative and Places)

Duration: 30 mins

This 16th lesson teaches the Filipino imperative form. In addition you will find a vocabulary list about places and household objects. 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.

Imperative

Knowing the imperative form in Filipino is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to ask someone to do something, and clarify what you want done.

Below is a list of 20 imperative forms and expressions that 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.

The Imperative in Filipino

Imperative Filipino
Go!pumunta ka!
Stop!hinto!; tigil!
Don't Go!huwag kang pumunta!
Stay!pumirme ka!
Leave!umalis ka!
Come here!halika dito
Go there!pumunta ka diyan!
Enter (the room)!pumasok ka!
Speak!magsalita ka!
Be quiet!tumahimik ka!
Turn rightkumanan ka
Turn leftkumaliwa ka
Go straightdumeretso ka
Wait!hintay!/teka!
Let's go!tayo na!
Be careful!mag-ingat ka!
Sit down!umupo ka!
Let me show you!ipapakita ko sa iyo=equivalent form
Listen!makinig ka!
Write it down!isulat mo!

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Vocabulary List about Places

Below is a list of 20 words about different places. Useful when talking about going somewhere.

Places in Filipino

Places Filipino
Bankbangko
Beachtabing-dagat
Desertdisyerto
Earthlupa
Forestkagubatan; gubat
Gardenhardin/halamanan=formal
Hospitalospital
Islandisla/pulo
Lakelawa; dagat-dagatan
Moonbuwan
Mountainbundok
Riverilog
Seadagat
Skylangit
Starsbituin
Sunaraw
I can see the starsnakikita ko ang mga bituin
I want to go to the beachgusto kong pumunta sa tabing dagat
The moon is full tonightkabilugan ng buwan mamayang gabi; bilog ang buwan mamayang gabi
This is a beautiful gardenmagandang hardin/halamanan ito

Vocabulary List about Household Terms

Below is a list of 26 words about different household terms, including rooms, kitchen appliances ... etc.

Places in Filipino

Household Filipino
Bedkama
Bedroomsilid-tulugan/kuwarto
Carpetalpombra/karpet
Ceilingkisame
Chairsilya; upuan
Computerkompyuter
Deskmesa
Doorpinto
Furnituremuwebles
Housebahay
Kitchenkusina
Refrigeratorref
Roofbubong
Roomkuwarto
Stovekalan
Tablemesa
Televisiontelebisyon
Toiletbanyo
Walldingding
Windowbintana

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Daily Conversation in Filipino

Finally, here are some common expressions used to offer good wishes to someone. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Filipino Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Filipino

English Filipino
Can you close the door?puwede mo bang isara ang pinto?
Can you open the window?puwede mo bang buksan ang bintana?
I need to use the computerkailangan kong gamitin ang kompyuter
I need to use the toiletkailangan kong mag-CR; kailangan kong magbanyo
I'm watching televisionnanonood ako ng telebisyon
This room is very bigmalaking-malaki ang kuwartong ito; napakalaki ng kuwartong ito
Holiday Wishesno equivalent form
Good luck!suwertihin ka sana=literal
Happy birthday!maligayang kaarawan=formal
Happy new year!masaganang bagong taon
Merry Christmas!maligayang pasko
Congratulations!maligayang bati=formal; kongrats=conversational
Enjoy! (before eating)basta't kain lang nang kain=equivalent form
Bless you (when sneezing)susmaryosep!
Best wishes!no equivalent form

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.❞ ‒Rita Mae Brown

Congratulations! You finished your 16th lesson in Filipino about the imperative form, places and household items. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Filipino Lesson 17. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Filipino homepage.