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Adverbs of Time: To Tell When (Part B)

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Unlike the adverbs of time from the previous lesson, there are adverbs of time that are used to describe the time for the present day. In the English language, words like "recently," "later," or "earlier" can be used, depending on the situation. The examples below show the different translations for these adverbs of time.
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Examples:
Later (in the day)
Mamayâ
Earlier (in the day)
Kanina
Recently
Kamakailán lang
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Examples:
Later (in the day)
Mamaya
Earlier (in the day)
Kanina
Recently
Kamakailan lang
The following adverbs of time are derived from the adverbs “mamayâ,” “kanina,” and “ngayón.” These duplicated formations connote a briefness of time between the moment of speaking to the time being expressed by the adverb.
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Examples:
In a little while
Maya-mayâ
Just a while ago
Kaní-kanina lang
Just now
Ngayón-ngayón lang
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In a little while
Maya-maya
Just a while ago
Kani-kanina lang
Just now
Ngayon-ngayon lang
See how these adverbs of time are used in sentences.
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Examples:
We will play tennis later.
Maglálaró kamí ng tennis mamayâ.
We will go home later.
Úuwí na kamí mamayâ.
The line was long earlier.
Mahaba ang pila kanina.
I ate earlier.
Kumain akó kanina.
The guests arrived recently.
Dumatíng ang mga bisita kamakailán lang.
The team won the game recently.
Nanalo ang koponán sa laró kamakailán lang.
The sun will rise in a little while.
Sisikat na ang araw maya-mayâ.
The airplane will take flight in a little while.
Lílipád na ang eroplano maya-mayâ.
She was sad not long ago. She is happy now.
Malungkót siyá kaní-kanina lang. Masayá na siyá ngayón.
I watched the news just a while ago.
Napanoód ko ang balita kaní-kanina lang.
I heard the news on the radio just now.
Nariníg ko ang balita sa radyo ngayón-ngayón lang.
Charlene went out just now.
Lumabás si Charlene ngayón-ngayón lang.
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We will play tennis later.
Maglalaro kami ng tennis mamaya.
We will go home later.
Uuwi na kami mamaya.
The line was long earlier.
Mahaba ang pila kanina.
I ate earlier.
Kumain ako kanina.
The guests arrived recently.
Dumating ang mga bisita kamakailan lang.
The team won the game recently.
Nanalo ang koponan sa laro kamakailan lang.
The sun will rise in a little while.
Sisikat na ang araw maya-maya.
The airplane will take flight in a little while.
Lilipad na ang eroplano maya-maya.
She was sad not long ago. She is happy now.
Malungkot siya kani-kanina lang. Masaya na siya ngayon.
I watched the news just a while ago.
Napanood ko ang balita kani-kanina lang.
I heard the news on the radio just now.
Narinig ko ang balita sa radyo ngayon-ngayon lang.
Charlene went out just now.
Lumabas si Charlene ngayon-ngayon lang.

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