When using "kanina", the important thing to consider is that the event that happened earlier has to have happened today. Sometimes we add "umaga" (morning), "tanghali" (noon) or "hapon" (afternoon) after it to give it a more specific time frame. When used that way, it becomes "kaninang" (kanina + na).
Formal Rank: #408 Casual Rank: #148 ** A lower rank means the word is used more frequently. For example, rank #1 would be the most frequently used word.
Method: This script ranks all words by frequency using both formal sources (mostly newspaper articles) and informal sources (a combination of over 100 hours of transcribed audio, internet comments, and amateur fiction writing) to roughly determine whether a word is used more frequency in casual or formal contexts.
Kanina Example Sentences in Tagalog: (49)
Example sentences created by professional Filipino teachers and writers.
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I ate earlier.
The line was long earlier.
Why were you quiet earlier today?
Earlier today I was not able to have breakfast.
Earlier this morning I was not able to have breakfast.
Did they mention me earlier?
Nakausapkosi Mary kanina.
I was able to talk to Mary earlier.
Nagkaroónkamíng meeting kanina.
We had a meeting earlier today.
He went to school earlier this morning.
Why didn't you come here earlier today?
I couldn't get in earlier (today). (Because the door was locked.)