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Author Photo by: Zion
Jun 30 2021, 9:48pm CST ~ 1 mo., 3 days ago. 
Question: Hello po! I'm in the middle of learning the articles of ang mga and I'm confused. When exactly do we use ang mga together? (the words being side by side)
 
E.g:
1. ang tsina at rusya ay mga bansa.
2. ang mangga at pinya ay maaasim.
3. ang mga bata ay masipag (not sure if i remembered the exact sentence :")
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Author Photo akosikoneho Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP SupporterOfficial Tagalog.com Teacher Teacher
Jul 01 2021, 1:58am CST ~ 1 mo., 3 days ago. 
While it is helpful to think of ang and ng as articles, because they mark definiteness, they really aren't articles and this could get confusing down the line.
 
Ang mga is used when we're explicitly marking plurality. Tagalog plurality marking is both optional, and varied. Plurality can be marked with mga, sina/nina, reduplication, and occasionally the ka-root-an affix.
 
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Author Photo Zion
Jul 01 2021, 3:58am CST ~ 1 mo., 3 days ago. 
@akosikoneho wow so there's more than one ways to denote plurality 😭. I have noticed the reduplication as you mentioned I guess I'll find out more along the way in my learning progress! Maraming salamat po Sir!
 
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Author Photo JohnD
Jul 02 2021, 7:45am CST ~ 1 mo., 2 days ago. 
Plural adjectives came as a big surprise to me eg masisipag. I think it only apples to the ma- adjectives but I am a beginner so may be wrong. But French has them too and I think also German. And like the Tagalog sila / nila, English also has him / they.
 
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Author Photo hamilee Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Jul 05 2021, 7:43am CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
@Zion
Mga karagdagang halimbawa:
 
Ang mga bansang Tsina at Rusya at matatagpuan sa Asia.
Ang mga mangga at pinyang nasa lamesa ay maaasim pa.
Ang mga batang nagtatrabaho ay tunay na masisipag.
 
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Author Photo Zion
Jul 05 2021, 12:30pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
@hamilee oh! I think I kind of get the pattern....? There are some words that I don't understand yet 🥲
 
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Author Photo hamilee Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Jul 06 2021, 6:22am CST ~ 3 weeks, 7 days ago. 
@Zion
Keep on learning you're doing a good job
 
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