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In Tagalog how to tell sb " wow!! you've lived in America for a long time"!!

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    Wow! Ang tagal mo nang nakitara sa America!

     

    "Matagal ka nang nakatira sa America!"

    "Wow! You've lived in America for a long time." in Tagalog is "Wow! Nakatira ka sa Amerika ng matagal."

    ---Vocabulary (FL-EN)---
    wow or uy: wow
    nakatira: have lived
    ka: you
    sa: in
    Amerika: America
    ng: a non-focus marker and also a preposition
    matagal: long time

    ---Grammar Points to Remember---
    1] "Wow!" is commonly used in modern-day Tagalog.
    2] Unlike the tenses that we have in English, there are no true verb tenses in Tagalog.
    **The closest counter part of the English present perfect tense (e.g. have lived) is the perfective aspect of verbs in Tagalog.
    **In Tagalog, the perfective aspect of verbs implies that the action/event has been completed and it is done by adding the enclitic particle "na" before the verb (e.g. nakatira).

    ---Additional Reference for Study/Review---
    Tagalog Reference Grammar by Paul Schachter and Fe Otanes

    Hope that helps.
    Happy learning! (^v^)/

    wow!! you've lived in America for a long time = Wow! Ang tagal mong tumira sa America.

    You've lived OR you HAVE LIVED is in past participle, which indicates past or completed action or time hence you should use, "tumira (lived in/at)" not "nakatira (living in/at)".

    Wow! Ang tagal mong nakatira sa America. = Wow! You've been living in America for a long time.

    Wow! Ang tagal mo nang nakatira sa America. = Wow! You've been living in America for a long time already.

    Hope this helps. ;)

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