Cebuano Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Cebuano. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Cebuano.

Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Cebuano conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:

Present Tense
Cebuano
I speak English
makasulti ko ug Ingles Audio
you speak French
makasulti ka ug Prench Audio
he speaks German
makasulti siya ug German Audio
she speaks Italian
makasulti siya ug italiano Audio
we speak Arabic
makasulti mi ug Arabo Audio
they speak Chinese
makasulti sila ug Instik Audio

The past tense in Cebuano conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Cebuano
I visited France
nibisita ko sa Pransya Audio
you visited Italy
nibisita ka sa Italya Audio
he visited Morocco
nibisita siya sa Moroko Audio
she visited China
nibisita siya sa Tsina Audio
we visited Mexico
nibisita ta sa Mehiko Audio
they visited Kenya
nibisita sila sa kenya Audio

The future tense in Cebuano conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Cebuano
I will drink milk
muinom mi ug gatas Audio
you will drink coffee
miuinom mo ug kape Audio
he will drink tea
muinom siya ug tsaa Audio
she will drink water
muinom siya ug tubig Audio
we will drink apple juice
muinom siya ug dyus nga mansanas Audio
they will drink tea
muinom sila ug tsaa Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
dunggan
eye
eye Audio
mata
mouth
mouth Audio
Ba-ba
nose
nose Audio
ilong
hair
hair Audio
buhok
face
face Audio
nawng
head
head Audio
ulo
heart
heart Audio
kasingkasing
hand
hand Audio
kamot
fingers
fingers Audio
tudlo
leg
leg Audio
paa
feet
feet Audio
tiil

Travel Phrases in Cebuano

Imagine yourself in some Cebuano speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!

English
Cebuano
Can you help me?
makatabang ka nako? Audio
Can I help you?
pwede ko makatabang ko nimu? Audio
Where is the airport?
asa man ang paluparan? Audio
Go straight
diretso lang Audio
Then
unya Audio
Turn left
liko sa wa Audio
Turn right
liko sa tuo Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Cebuano was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Cebuano Vocabulary   Cebuano Vocabulary

Cebuano Audio   Cebuano Audio



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