SA

The Tagalog word sa is a preposition that can mean to, at, in, for or on, depending on the context.

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How to Say “Let’s…” in Tagalog

The simplest, easiest way to say “Let’s…” in Tagalog is to use the verb and then add tayo.

kain
eat

Kain tayo.
Let’s eat.


upo
sit

Upo tayo.
Let’s sit.


lakad
walk

Lakad tayo.
Let’s walk.


tulog
sleep

Tulog tayo.
Let’s sleep.


A more advanced way to say “Let’s…” in Tagalog is to conjugate the verb, then add tayo.

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GRAMMAR

The Tagalog word for “grammar” is balarila.

There is the Filipino word gramatika, based off the Spanish gramática.

We do have a modest section with a few random posts about Tagalog grammar.

http://tagaloglang.com/basic/grammar/

PINAKA-

The prefix pinaka- is used to form superlative adjectives.

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NAKAKA-

Nakaka- is a prefix, meaning it is put in front of words.

You can find nakaka- in front of Tagalog verbs.

Technically, it serves to “form causative statives and abilitatives.”

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How to Be Polite in Tagalog

Maging Magalang = Be Polite

When talking to people older than you, the easiest way to make your sentences polite is to add po, usually at the end.

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NI

The Tagalog word ni is placed before names. It can be translated as ‘of’ in certain contexts.

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SI

The Tagalog word si is what grammarians call a “personal topic marker.”

In Tagalog, you use it in front of a proper name. It’s something you don’t need in English, but you must remember to use it in Tagalog!

Si Andrew
= Andrew

Si Andrew ay matangkad.
Andrew is tall.

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