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@Tagamanila Once more, a very instructive lesson. And once mor
posted: 5 hrs ago by Diegocorry
"@Tagamanila Once more, a very instructive lesson. And once more, thank you very much!..."
@Diegocorry
posted: 6 hrs ago by Tagamanila
"@Diegocorry You're welcome! For the “ma” prefix that I gave in the example, it is actually the “ma + an” affix combination and not just “ma”. In some Tagalog regions, they do use only the “ma” prefix with “sulat” such that “Nasulat si Mary ng liham” will be correct. I think, although I’m not absolutely sure, that to them it is a statement in the present tense and is, therefore, the equivalent of “Nagsusulat si Mary ng liham” or “Sumusulat si Mary ng liham” (Mary..."
@stevesmi
posted: 7 hrs ago by Tagamanila
"@stevesmi My calling them “most common verb forms” is quite subjective. Maybe the better description for them would be “the verb forms that come to mind”. However, I suppose I get to think about them because they are commonly used. All the verb forms used in the Example Sentences on this site are common forms since their selection was based on the frequencies they were found in Filipino documents. As far as the conjugations of the verbs are concerned, their patterns are almost all th..."
@Marc
posted: 7 hrs ago by Tagamanila
"@Marc Welcome! January is a good month to be here. The temperature is a lot cooler in January and February as compared to the other months in the year. There are also a lot of town festivities (fiestas) in January which will gives you the opportunity to experience Filipino culture and traditions...."
Hello! My name is Akicita55. I am from United States and I am a
posted: 15 hrs ago by Akicita55
"Hello! My name is Akicita55. I am from United States and I am a Beginner Filipino language student. I am studying the Filipino language because....I am married to a filipina and plan to retire in the Philippines..."
My wife has been helpful. At this point, she is supplementing wh
posted: 18 hrs ago by Gunther1954
"My wife has been helpful. At this point, she is supplementing what I am learning. Once I begin depending on this website, I think she will be able to help me even more...."
Hello!
posted: 20 hrs ago by Marc
"Hello! My name is Marc. I am from France and I am a Beginner Filipino language student. I am studying the Filipino language because I am working on board vessels, and some of the people I am working with are Filipino. I just want to be able to chat with them in their native language. I am also invited by them to the Philippines next January...."
@VegasLang Welcome, me too! :) What are you doing up so early?
posted: 21 hrs ago by TLDCAdmin
"@VegasLang Welcome, me too! :) What are you doing up so early?..."
Hello. I love the Philippines and Pinoy people.
posted: 21 hrs ago by VegasLang
"Hello. I love the Philippines and Pinoy people...."
I tried to get my wife to teach me, but she refuses. She feels h
posted: 1 day, 2 hrs ago by KenC
"I tried to get my wife to teach me, but she refuses. She feels her teaching me would cause problems. She wants me to find a teacher...."
I’m new here. This sounds great, I’ll try it the way you say
posted: 1 day, 2 hrs ago by KenC
"I’m new here. This sounds great, I’ll try it the way you say..."
@Tagamanila Hey, Lady Gaga gets away it :)
posted: 1 day, 4 hrs ago by stevesmi
"@Tagamanila Hey, Lady Gaga gets away it :)..."
@Tagamanila I see in many of your very informative replies tha
posted: 1 day, 4 hrs ago by stevesmi
"@Tagamanila I see in many of your very informative replies that you quite often mention a root word's "most common verb forms" or conjugations. Is there a way for us newbies to find out or to recognize or to latch on to "only" the most common forms initially and to learn others at a later date ?..."
@Tagamanila Thank you so much! It answers my question perfectl
posted: 1 day, 4 hrs ago by Diegocorry
"@Tagamanila Thank you so much! It answers my question perfectly, and it's a better lesson than I could get from any book or from Rosetta Stone! You did raise one question that I hope you don't mind my asking: If "sulat" can be used in MAG, UM or MA forms, are there different shades of meaning associated with each form? For example, are the following three sentences understood the same, or do they have different nuances? 1. Nagsulat si Mary ng liham. 2. Sumulat si Mary ng liham. 3. Nasulat si Mary ng li..."
@Crown
posted: 1 day, 5 hrs ago by Tagamanila
"@Crown The answers given by TLDCAdmin and Diegocorry are correct. How “ang” and “ng” are used and what they mean depend on whether the sentence has "no verb", or we are using a subject/actor-focus or an object-focus verb. When you can already identify the focus of the verb understanding “ang” and “ng” becomes easy. Basically, it’s like this. 1. A) When the sentence has no Filipino verb in it, i.e., when the only verb used in the sentence is the English “to be” verb. (..."







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