Tagalog Grammar

The Tagalog grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in Tagalog and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: at  Audio Under: sa ilalim  Audio
Before: bago  Audio After: pagkatapos  Audio
Inside: sa loob  Audio Outside: sa labas  Audio
With: kasama  Audio But: pero  Audio
For: para sa  Audio From: mula sa  Audio
To: sa  Audio In: sa  Audio


Questions and Adverbs

To ask questions, use the following:

What?: ano?  Audio Who?: sino?  Audio
How?: paano?  Audio Why?: bakit?  Audio
Where?: saan?  Audio

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: hindi kailanman  Audio Rarely: madalang  Audio
Sometimes: kung minsan  Audio Usually: karaniwan  Audio
Always: lagi  Audio Very: napaka  Audio


Most commonly used pronouns in Tagalog:

I: ako  Audio You: ikaw  Audio
He: siya  Audio She: siya  Audio
We: kami  Audio They: sila  Audio

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: ko  Audio Your: iyong  Audio
His: ang kanyang  Audio Her: ang kanyang  Audio
Our: ang aming  Audio Their: ang kanilang  Audio

Grammar in a sentence

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: nagsasalita ako ng ingles  Audio
You speak French: nagsasalita ka ng pranses  Audio
He speaks German: siya ay nagsasalita ng aleman  Audio
She speaks Italian: siya ay nagsasalita ng italyano  Audio
I visited France: binisita ko ang pransya  Audio
I will drink milk: iinom ako ng gatas  Audio


Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: nauunawaan kita  Audio
I don't understand you: hindi kita maintindihan  Audio
I don't speak French: hindi ako nagsasalita ng pranses  Audio
This is my house: ito ay ang aking bahay  Audio
That restaurant is far: restaurant na malayo  Audio
No problem: walang problema  Audio

The above Tagalog grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the Tagalog vocabulary to obtain some popular Tagalog phrases.

Tagalog Phrases

Tagalog Vocabulary


Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.