How to form simple sentences in Tagalog

How to form simple sentences in Tagalog

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in Tagalog? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Tagalog lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple Tagalog sentences easy.

Simple Tagalog sentences

Where an English sentence would use the verb 'to be', a typical sentence in Tagalog does not use a verb at all. The attribute is simply placed in front of the subject, without a verb (i.e. 'Big the horse'). It is also possible to place the subject before the attribute as in English (i.e. 'The horse is big'). In this case the linking word 'ay' is used.


Tamad ang batang lalaki.
The boy is lazy.
Maliit ang batang lalaki.
The boy is small.
Malakas ang batang lalaki.
The boy is strong.
Malaki ang batang lalaki.
The boy is big.
Matalino ang batang lalaki.
The boy is smart.
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About Tagalog

About Tagalog

Tagalog belongs to the Austronesian language family. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Tagalog would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Tagalog

Learn to get by in Tagalog with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Tagalog, introduce yourself in Tagalog and even hold a conversation in Tagalog after you have met someone.

Maligayang kaarawan.
Happy birthday.
Maligayang Pasko.
Merry Christmas.
Binabati kita.
Basic words and phrases in Tagalog
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TeachMe! Tagalog

TeachMe! Tagalog

Learn Tagalog the easy, fun and fast way. Whether you're a complete beginner or you already know a few phrases in Tagalog, you'll be amazed at just how quickly you learn!

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You can learn Tagalog in just 9 easy steps.

If you want to go from beginner to fluent in Tagalog in a reasonable amount of time, you'll need a proven study method and daily dedication. Our nine-step Tagalog learning guide will show you how to teach yourself Tagalog in a structured,effective way. The steps below will take you through the progression of skills needed to learn to speak, read and understand Tagalog.

Step 10 : Simple sentences in Tagalog

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Aklat ito, Upuan ito and Pintuan ito (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases Ang pintuan ay malaki and Ang pintuan ay maliit (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Ang mga pintuan ay malaki and Ang mga pintuan ay maliit (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Tagalog sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in Tagalog. Give it a try yourself!

On the Road! Tagalog

On the Road! Tagalog

Make the most of your trip to work by learning Tagalog words and phrases on the way. With this audio CD, you'll learn 1000's of Tagalog words & phrases in a very short time. The voice is in both Tagalog and English. Just listen, absorb and enjoy! We are one of the few companies in the world offering a learn Tagalog audio cd. If you have a CD player at home or in your car, this is the Tagalog course for you.

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