BALANA

 
 
balana
anyone, anybody

As a pronoun, the Tagalog word balana is not commonly used by itself in Filipino conversation. It is however frequently encountered by students of Philippine schools in its conjugated form pambalana.
 

Ano ang pangngalang pambalana?
What is a common noun?


Ang pangngalang pambalana ay pangngalang nagsisimula sa maliit na titik na tumutukoy sa pangkalahatang ngalan ng tao, hayop, bagay, lugar, pangyayari at iba pa.
A common noun is a noun that starts with a small letter and that refers to the general names of people, animals, things, places, events and others.


Kasama rin sa kategorya ng mga pangngalang pambalana ang mga basal na salita.
Abstract words are also included in the category of common nouns.

 


pangngalang pambalana
common noun

pangngalang pantangi
proper noun
 



Halimbawa ng pangngalang pambalana:
Example of a common noun:

presidente
president
 


Halimbawa ng pangngalang pantangi
Example of a proper noun:

Aquino

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