Translating Present Tense Verbs in English to Filipino

In the previous post, we learned how to translate past tense verbs (simple past and past continuous) in English to Filipino. In this post, I’ll discuss how to translate English verbs in the simple present tense and present continuous tense to Filipino. Recall that Filipino has three main tenses: past, present, and future. For both the simple present tense and present continuous tense verbs in English, the present tense of Filipino action verbs is used. There are a few ways to make the present tense form of Filipino action verbs. The first syllable or letter, or first two letters of the root word is reduplicated. Then a specific prefix or infix is added. The prefixes may be nag-, na-, or um-. The infix -um- is inserted between the first two letters reduplicated. Note that this rule applies for actor-focus verbs. In conjugating Filipino verbs, reduplication comes first before affixation. SIMPLE…

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Translating Past Tense Verbs in English to Filipino

DISCLAIMER: I am not a Filipino teacher. Filipino is not my first language. The content of this post is based on my personal experience and what I have researched on the topic. If you find any errors in the information provided here or in the translations that I have made, let me know by leaving a comment or contacting me by using the contact form above. I would be happy to make any changes, if necessary. This is a discussion post. It does not have a worksheet at the end. The clipart used in this post is by Little Red. In English, there are verbs of being or “to be” verbs and these have different forms that depend on the tense and on whether the subject is singular or plural. The table below shows the positive “to be” verbs. It is claimed that the Filipino language does not have “to…

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2022 Samut-samot & Oliotopia 50-50

In celebration of my turning half a century old this year, I’m posting a new product in my Samut-samot store. (Click the menu item STORE above, then select Special Products). The Samut-samot & Oliotopia 50-50 is a 50-page compilation of worksheets and activities. It consists of sample pages from the products in my Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) store Oliotopia, as well as totally new worksheets. The product is comprised of 5 printable PDF files: 11 pages of math worksheets, 5 pages of shapes worksheets, 18 pages of writing activities, 6 pages of reading activities, and 10 pages of various activities. You can view most of the pages in the previews below, although not all 50 pages are shown. A few math worksheets have English instructions, otherwise all the other instructions and text are in Filipino. The pages are in black and white and are designed to be printed on letter-sized/short paper (8.5” x…

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Digital Flashcards: Mga Karaniwang Salita

If you would like your child or student to practice reading common words in Filipino, you may find the files below useful. There are five sets of digital flashcards, each with a PDF file version and a PowerPoint version (pptx). The sets are ordered from 2-letter to 5-letter Filipino words. These digital flashcards may be useful if you are teaching Filipino online. I provided the PowerPoint versions so you would be able to order the slides differently. You can also add English translations to a slide by adding a text box. However, you may not edit the words in the PowerPoint files. The files are for non-commercial on-screen viewing. If you download the files, it is understood that you agree to abide by the Terms of Use in this website. Here are the links to the PDF files: Mga Karaniwang Salita Digital Flashcards Set A.pdf (6.8 MB) Mga Karaniwang Salita…

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Multiplication Charts (1-10 and 1-12)

I'm working on a new math product for my Teachers Pay Teachers store Oliotopia and I thought I would share a few pages here. I have not posted the new product yet since it's not yet finished. Below are the links to two PDF files. The first PDF file has a multiplication chart with factors from 1 to 10. The other PDF file has a multiplication chart with factors from 1 to 12. Both files have a page showing how to use a multiplication chart. The pages are in black and white and are designed to be printed on short-sized bond paper (8.5" x 11"). These resources were made using clip art images from Kari Bolt and Creating4 The Classroom. If you download the files, it is understood that you agree to abide by the Terms of Use indicated in the main menu of this website. If you still have…

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