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Tagalog Grammar Lite Lesson 2 Who and What; Sino and Ano

Vocabulary
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If you aren’t familiar with ang-form, or need a refresher, please go to Appendix A and make a first pass at learning it before attempting this lesson.
sino
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who
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guró
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teacher
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anó
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what
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inumin
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beverage
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tubig
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water
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presidente
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president
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pangalan
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name
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at
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and
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estudyante
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student
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gusalí
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building
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ospital
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hospital
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babae
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woman, girl
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Grammar
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In this lesson we’ll learn to ask questions with who and what, which are sino and ano respectively in Tagalog. We’ll also use this lesson as our introduction to Tagalog sentences and the ang-form.
Ex: Sino ang guro?
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= Who is the teacher?
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Ans: Si Mrs. Gonzales ang guro.
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= Mrs. Gonzales is the teacher.
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Here’s a little review of English grammar. The subject of a sentence is the person/thing that is doing or being something. So in the above sentence, Mrs. Gonzales is the subject.
Ex: Ano ang inumin?
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= What is the drink?
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Ans: Tubig ang inumin.
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= The drink is water.
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Additional Notes
question word order is <sino/ano, name/noun>
answer word order is <subject, name/noun>
names, nouns and subjects take ang-form
this is not all - we will go deeper into sino and ano in later lessons
Sample Sentences
Q1
Who is the president?
Sino ang presidente?
Q2
Mario is the president.
Si Mario ang presidente.
Q3
What are the names?
Ano ang mga pangalan?
Q4
Maria and Carmen are the names.
Maria at Carmen ang mga pangalan.
Q5
Who is the student?
Sino ang estudyante?
Q6
Jessica is the student.
Si Jessica ang estudyante.
Q7
What’s the building?
Ano ang gusali?
Q8
The hospital is the building.
Ang ospital ang gusali.
Q9
Who are the girls?
Sino ang mga babae?
Q10
Maria and Carmen are the girls.
Sina Maria at Carmen ang mga babae.

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Tagalog Grammar Lite Lesson 2 Who and What; Sino and Ano
Vocabulary
(Note - words can be hidden by selecting
to aid memorization them )
If you aren’t familiar with ang-form, or need a refresher, please go to Appendix A and make a first pass at learning it before attempting this lesson.
sino
Show
who
Show
guró
Show
teacher
Show
anó
Show
what
Show
inumin
Show
beverage
Show
tubig
Show
water
Show
presidente
Show
president
Show
pangalan
Show
name
Show
at
Show
and
Show
estudyante
Show
student
Show
gusalí
Show
building
Show
ospital
Show
hospital
Show
babae
Show
woman, girl
Show
Grammar
(Note - examples can be hidden by selecting to aid memorization)
In this lesson we’ll learn to ask questions with who and what, which are sino and ano respectively in Tagalog. We’ll also use this lesson as our introduction to Tagalog sentences and the ang-form.
Ex: Sino ang guro?
Show
= Who is the teacher?
Show
Ans: Si Mrs. Gonzales ang guro.
Show
= Mrs. Gonzales is the teacher.
Show
Here’s a little review of English grammar. The subject of a sentence is the person/thing that is doing or being something. So in the above sentence, Mrs. Gonzales is the subject.
Ex: Ano ang inumin?
Show
= What is the drink?
Show
Ans: Tubig ang inumin.
Show
= The drink is water.
Show
Additional Notes
question word order is <sino/ano, name/noun>
answer word order is <subject, name/noun>
names, nouns and subjects take ang-form
this is not all - we will go deeper into sino and ano in later lessons
Sample Sentences
Q1
Who is the president?
Sino ang presidente?
Q2
Mario is the president.
Si Mario ang presidente.
Q3
What are the names?
Ano ang mga pangalan?
Q4
Maria and Carmen are the names.
Maria at Carmen ang mga pangalan.
Q5
Who is the student?
Sino ang estudyante?
Q6
Jessica is the student.
Si Jessica ang estudyante.
Q7
What’s the building?
Ano ang gusali?
Q8
The hospital is the building.
Ang ospital ang gusali.
Q9
Who are the girls?
Sino ang mga babae?
Q10
Maria and Carmen are the girls.
Sina Maria at Carmen ang mga babae.
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