How to use the indefinite article in Tagalog

How to use the indefinite article in Tagalog

You want to learn how to use the indefinite article in Tagalog? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Tagalog lessons complete with useful examples. An apple, a house, a book... we explain it all to you in short, easy to follow lessons.

The Tagalog indefinite article

The indefinite article is what we call the words 'a' and 'an' in English. The English indefinite article 'a' does not exist in Tagalog. Unlike English, a noun on its own can be considered indefinite without the need for a specific word to show this. Nonetheless, the number '1' can serve as an indefinite article in Tagalog. The number '1' is 'isa' in Tagalog.

Examples

babae
a woman
bahay
a house
tao
a person
isda
a fish
bato
a stone
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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.

Ang batang babaeay matalino.
The girl is smart.
Tamad ang batang babae.
The girl is lazy.
Ang batang babae ay malaki.
The girl is big.
Maliit ang batang babae.
The girl is small.
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Step 3 : The indefinite article in Tagalog

The indefinite article is what we call the word a in English. The indefinite article is used with nouns. To learn to use the indefinite article in Tagalog, pick just 3 important nouns. We suggest you learn the nouns aklat, upuan and bukasan (book, chair, door). Then learn how to use each noun with the indefinite article. The nouns together with the indefinite article are isang aklat, isang upuan and isang pinto (a book, a chair, a door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about the indefinite article in Tagalog including useful examples. Once you have learned to use the indefinite article with the Tagalog nouns aklat, upuan and bukasan, you're ready to move on to Step 4 (the definite article in Tagalog).

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