The four pdf worksheets below are about Filipino personal pronouns (mga panghalip na panao).
You may distribute these worksheets to your students or children, but please do not do so for profit.
1. The thumbnail below is the link to a panghalip na panao word search. The students are asked to search for 23 Filipino personal pronouns. The illustration is by samusamot_mom. Click the following link for the answer key: Mga sagot sa Panghalip Word Search_1 .
2. Pagbigay ng Tamang Panghalip na Panao_3 ; Mga sagot sa Pagbigay ng Tamang Panghalip na Panao_3 : This 12-item worksheet asks the student to write the appropriate panghalip na panao to complete the sentence. The pronouns used here are ako, ikaw, siya, kami, kayo, and sila. This worksheet is appropriate for first grade students.
3. Pagbigay ng Tamang Panghalip na Panao_2 ; Mga sagot sa Pagbigay ng Tamang Panghalip na Panao_2 : This 15-item worksheet asks the student to write the appropriate panghalip na panao to complete the sentence.
4. Kailanan at Panauhan ng Panghalip na Panao_1; Mga sagot sa Kailanan at Panauhan ng Panghalip na Panao_1 : This 12-item worksheet asks the student to determine the grammatical number (kailanan) and grammatical person (panauhan) of the underlined panghalip na panao.
The kailanan of a panghalip na panao is one of three: isahan (singular), dalawahan (dual), or maramihan (plural).
The panauhan of a panghalip na panao is one of three: unang panauhan (first person, referring to the speaker/speakers), ikalawang panauhan (second person, referring to the person/persons spoken to), or ikatlong panauhan (third person, referring to the person/persons spoken of or about).
I included only two dual first-person personal pronouns: kita and kata.
Although the word kita is commonly thought of as being equivalent to the English personal pronoun you, the UP Diksiyonaryong Filipino defines it as the shorter version of “ko ikaw.” This implies that kita refers to two people, the speaker and the person being spoken to.
Consider the sentence “Iniibig kita.” It may be rephrased as “Iniibig ko ikaw” (a sentence with the form [verb] ko ikaw). The word kita takes the place of two other pronouns ko and ikaw.
In other dialects such as Tagalog and Bikol, kita is equivalent to “you and I.”
The word kata is defined as “tayong dalawa” or “ikaw at ako” (you and I, the two of us, or we). The two examples below are from Vicassan’s Pilipino-English Dictionary:
Kata’y pupunta roon. (We shall go there.)
Pumunta kata roon. (Let us go there.)
Although ikaw (you) is a second-person pronoun, both kita and kata are commonly characterized as being first-person pronouns.
The words kanita and nita are personal pronouns that indicate possession. They are not included in the last worksheet. Of the four pronouns mentioned, only kita is commonly used in Filipino.