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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 Play audio #6524
Earlier (in the day)
Kanina Play audio #6523
Recently
Kamakailán lang Play audio #6522
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Examples:
Later (in the day)
Mamaya Play audio #6524
Earlier (in the day)
Kanina Play audio #6523
Recently
Kamakailan lang Play audio #6522
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 Play audio #6521
Just a while ago
Kaní-kanina lang Play audio #6520
Just now
Ngayón-ngayón lang Play audio #6519
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Examples:
In a little while
Maya-maya Play audio #6521
Just a while ago
Kani-kanina lang Play audio #6520
Just now
Ngayon-ngayon lang Play audio #6519
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. Play audio #6505
We will go home later.
Úuwí na kamí mamayâ. Play audio #6518
The line was long earlier.
Mahaba ang pila kanina. Play audio #6507
I ate earlier.
Kumain akó kanina. Play audio #6508
The guests arrived recently.
Dumatíng ang mga bisita kamakailán lang. Play audio #6509
The team won the game recently.
Nanalo ang koponán sa laró kamakailán lang. Play audio #6510
The sun will rise in a little while.
Sisikat na ang araw maya-mayâ. Play audio #6513
The airplane will take flight in a little while.
Lílipád na ang eroplano maya-mayâ. Play audio #6514
She was sad not long ago. She is happy now.
Malungkót siyá kaní-kanina lang. Masayá na siyá ngayón. Play audio #6515
I watched the news just a while ago.
Napanoód ko ang balita kaní-kanina lang. Play audio #6517
I heard the news on the radio just now.
Nariníg ko ang balita sa radyo ngayón-ngayón lang. Play audio #6516
Charlene went out just now.
Lumabás si Charlene ngayón-ngayón lang. Play audio #6504
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We will play tennis later.
Maglalaro kami ng tennis mamaya. Play audio #6505
We will go home later.
Uuwi na kami mamaya. Play audio #6518
The line was long earlier.
Mahaba ang pila kanina. Play audio #6507
I ate earlier.
Kumain ako kanina. Play audio #6508
The guests arrived recently.
Dumating ang mga bisita kamakailan lang. Play audio #6509
The team won the game recently.
Nanalo ang koponan sa laro kamakailan lang. Play audio #6510
The sun will rise in a little while.
Sisikat na ang araw maya-maya. Play audio #6513
The airplane will take flight in a little while.
Lilipad na ang eroplano maya-maya. Play audio #6514
She was sad not long ago. She is happy now.
Malungkot siya kani-kanina lang. Masaya na siya ngayon. Play audio #6515
I watched the news just a while ago.
Napanood ko ang balita kani-kanina lang. Play audio #6517
I heard the news on the radio just now.
Narinig ko ang balita sa radyo ngayon-ngayon lang. Play audio #6516
Charlene went out just now.
Lumabas si Charlene ngayon-ngayon lang. Play audio #6504

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