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This post will benefit the Fil-Ams or Filipinos with dual citizenship especially those who are still confuse with some parts of Tagalog grammar.While browsing the net I found some posts by Tagalog learners using
SA+ adverb of time [ ngayon, mamaya and alike] which I find challenging.I don’t want to correct but I want to help them to improve their learning.On my previous entries I ‘ve shared the use of “SA” [ again, the same with English prepositions ‘in, on. at, towards, to, belonging to] Let’s familiarize ourselves with the Tagalog adverbs of timeTagalog / English translationNgayon - todayMamaya - laterBukas -tomorrowKanina -earlier Kaninang umaga - earlier this morningKagabi - last nightBuong magdamag -the whole nightBuong araw - the whole dayKahapon - yesterdayNoon - last [ day of the week], back then, past [specific day]Noong isang araw -the other daySa isang araw -the day after tomorrowSa susunod na . .. . [ the next ] [ month is buwan, year is taon, week is linggo ]Note : Linggo is Sunday and linggo is weekNext, we should remember we should not use SA together with an adverb of time [grammatically incorrect]
Wrong usage:Sa mamaya, Sa bukas, Sa ngayon Unless you are referring “Sa ngayon” as “ for today” or “ for this day” [ para sa araw na ito]Today and For today have different meaningsObserve the following sentences:These are correct Sa June 10, 2013 /on June 10, 2013Sa Martes / on TuesdaySa meeting / on the meetingNoong Martes /Last TuesdayNoong Pasko /Last ChristmasNoong 2011 / Last 2011, back on the year 2011Useful phrases and sentences you may want to learn:Anong petsa ngayon? /What’s the date today?January 5 ngayon. /Today is January 5.Anong araw bukas? / What’s the day tomorrow?Linggo bukas. /Tomorrow is Sunday.Practice translating the following:January 6 bukas.February sa susunod na buwan.2014 sa susunod na taon.Pattern : Date/year/ day + [ adverb of time]NOTE: Again, professional corrections are welcome.Hope you will learn from this! Magandang araw sa inyo!
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