Tagalog Verbs

Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Tagalog. 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 Tagalog. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

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

Present Tense
Tagalog
I speak English
nagsasalita ako ng ingles Audio
you speak French
nagsasalita ka ng pranses Audio
he speaks German
siya ay nagsasalita ng aleman Audio
she speaks Italian
siya ay nagsasalita ng italyano Audio
we speak Arabic
nagsasalita kami ng arabik Audio
they speak Chinese
nagsasalita sila ng tsino Audio

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

Past Tense
Tagalog
I visited France
binisita ko ang pransya Audio
you visited Italy
binisita mo ang italya Audio
he visited Morocco
binisita niya ang moroko Audio
she visited China
binisita niya ang tsina Audio
we visited Mexico
binisita namin ang mehiko Audio
they visited Kenya
binisita nila ang kenya Audio

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

Future Tense
Tagalog
I will drink milk
iinom ako ng gatas Audio
you will drink coffee
iinom ka ng kape Audio
he will drink tea
siya ay iinom ng tsaa Audio
she will drink water
siya ay iinom ng tubig Audio
we will drink apple juice
iinom kami ng apol dyus Audio
they will drink tea
iinom sila ng tsaa Audio

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

ear
ear Audio
tainga
eye
eye Audio
mata
mouth
mouth Audio
bibig
nose
nose Audio
ilong
hair
hair Audio
buhok
face
face Audio
mukha
head
head Audio
ulo
heart
heart Audio
puso
hand
hand Audio
kamay
fingers
fingers Audio
mga daliri
leg
leg Audio
binti
feet
feet Audio
mga paa

Travel Phrases in Tagalog

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

English
Tagalog
Can you help me?
puwede mo akong tulungan? Audio
Can I help you?
puwede ba kitang tulungan? Audio
Where is the airport?
saan ang paliparan? Audio
Go straight
diretso lang Audio
Then
tapos Audio
Turn left
lumikô sa kaliwâ Audio
Turn right
lumikô sa kanan Audio

I hope this lesson about the verbs in Tagalog 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.

Tagalog Vocabulary   Tagalog Vocabulary

Tagalog Audio   Tagalog Audio



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