Tagalog/Adjectives

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Pang Uri - AdjectivesEdit

Pang Uri or Adjective is An Adjective is a word that is used to add something to the meaning of a noun.

For Example:

Mahirap si Juan Siya ay mahirap pero Masaya

Kinds of AdjectivesEdit

Adjectives of QualityEdit

1. Si Maria Makiling ay isang matapang na Babae.

  • Maria Makiling is one brave woman.
    • Maria Makiling - Maria Makiling
    • Ay - is
    • Isang - one (Isang may be sometimes translated to 'A')
    • Matapang - Brave
    • Babae - Woman

2. Ang init noong Sabado.

  • It was hot last Saturday.
    • Ang - It
    • Init - Hot
    • Noong - Last (Noong is used for Dates)
    • Saturday - Sabado

3. Si Jose ay isang matapat na lalaki.

  • Jose is an honest man.
    • Si - (Article indicating a person)
    • Jose - Jose (Jose usually means Joseph in English)
    • Matapat - Honest
    • Lalaki - Man

4. Ang Maynila ay isang malaking lungsod.

  • Manila is a big City.
    • Maynila - Manila
    • Malaki/Malaking - Big
    • Lungsod - City

5. Ang Sampaguita ay isang magandang Bulaklak.

  • Jasmine is a beautiful Flower.
    • Sampaguita - Jasmine
    • Maganda/Magandang - Beautiful
    • Bulaklak - Flower

5. Mabaho ang kanal

  • The canal is smelly
    • Mabaho - Smelly
    • Kanal - Canal, Sewer System

6. Mabango ang pabango

  • The perfume smells good
    • Mabango - Smells Good
    • Pabango - Perfume

Adjectives of QuantityEdit

1. Kaunti na lang ang pagkain natitira

  • There's only little food left
    • Kaunti - Little
    • Pagkain - Food
    • Natitira - Left

Adjectives of NumberEdit

1. Maraming tao dumalo sa palabas

  • There were many people that went to the concert/show.
    • Marami/Maraming - Many
    • Tao - People
    • Dumalo - Visited
    • Palabas - Show

Demonstrative AdjectivesEdit

1. Ang kabayong ito ay akin

  • This horse is mine
    • Kabayo - Horse
    • Ito - This/These
    • Akin - Mine

2. Ang kabayong iyan ay sa iyo.

  • That horse is yours.
    • Iyan - That
    • Iyo - Yours

3. Masarap ang mga mansanas na ito.

  • These apples are delicious.
    • Masarap - Delicious
    • Mga Mansanas - Apples
    • Ito - These/This

Useful AdjectivesEdit

Word Antonym
Mabuti - Good Masama - Bad
Tama - Right Mali - Wrong
Mayaman - Rich Mahirap - Poor
Maganda - Beautiful Pangit - Ugly
Malinis - Clean Madumi - Dirty
Mainit - Hot Malamig - Cold
Mabigat - Heavy Magaan - Light
Swerte - Lucky Malas - Unlucky
Bata - Young Matanda - Old
Marami - Many Kaunti - Little

ExerciseEdit

Exercise 1.0Edit

Translate these words to english:

1. Malamig-cold 2. Madumi-dirty 3. Kaunti-little 4. Marami-many 5. Matapat-honest 6. Matapang-brave

See AlsoEdit

  • Mgá Pang-abay (Adverbs)
  • Ang Panahunan (Conjugation)
  • Mgá Pangatníg (Conjunctions)
  • Mgá Pang-angkóp (Ligatures)
  • Mgá Pangngalan at Pangmarká (Nouns and Markers)
  • Mgá Panlapì: Mgá Unlapì at Hulapì (Affixes: Prefixes and Suffixes)
  • Mgá Pang-ukol (Prepositions)
  • Mgá Panghalíp (Pronouns)
  • Mgá Panakláw (Quantification Words)
  • Mgá Pananóng (Question Words)
  • Mgá Pandiwa (Verbs)
Last modified on 30 March 2014, at 12:09