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Filipino Language for Dummies 3 – Some Basic Verbs

January 8th, 2008 by

Continuing on with our lessons of the Filipino language, or Pinoy in slang, here are some basic verbs that are very handy to use.

Here is Ingrid again with her video on Pinoy for Dummies.




Filipino Culture and Language”Basic Verbs and How to Use Them”What do you want to do and What do you feel?

If you want to eat:

eat = kain (root word)

I am eating = Kumakain ako (present tense)
I have eaten = Nakakain na ako (past tense)
I ate = Kumain ako (past tense)
I will eat = Kakain ako (future tense)
I want to eat = Gusto ko kumain (future tense)

thirsty = uhaw (root word)
I am thirsty = Nauuhaw ako (present tense)

go out = labas (root word)
I want to go out = Gusto ko lumabas

if you want to ask somebody out:
[You are pretty/beautiful,] Let’s go out = [Maganda ka,] Lumabas tayo.


If you haven’t done so yet, watch the first two videos of Filipino Language for Dummies 1 – Greetings and the Filipino Language for Dummies 2 – Family and other People. More Filipino words coming next time so stay tuned! In the mean time, why not read some Philippines travel reviews and find out what the Philippines has to offer.

One Response to “Filipino Language for Dummies 3 – Some Basic Verbs”

  1. John Says:

    Pick up lines, eh? LOL

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