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Author Photo by: Arianna
Sep 20 2020, 10:30am CST ~ 1 mo., 11 days ago. 
Is there any way I can learn the grammatical structure of Filipino here, especially the conjugation of verbs?
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Sep 20 2020, 12:00pm CST ~ 1 mo., 11 days ago. 
You might need a grammar book because it's not only conjugation you have to deal with but also focus. Focus is tied to the conjugation.
 
For a primer, check this SEAsite: www.seasite.niu.edu/ tagalog/Grammar%20Ac tivities/Grammar%20D efault%20Files/
 
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Author Photo StudentNeil
Sep 28 2020, 5:24pm CST ~ 1 mo., 3 days ago. 
Hi
If you’re a native English speaker (like me) then focus is probably the hardest part as it changes the verb conjugation.
How to learn? Practice speaking as much as you can with a native speaker. I have sooo much to learn but getting there!
Enjoy
 
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Author Photo AtomizerZero
Sep 30 2020, 12:21pm CST ~ 1 mo., 1 day ago. 
I almost feel like you SHOULDN'T learn grammar specifically. I'd get as many verbs and nouns learned first, then start building sentences as best you can. Take LOADS of input from movies, youtube, music, etc. The grammar starts to become natural.
At least, that's what i've noticed since I started 2 months ago.
 
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Author Photo laidrecto
Sep 30 2020, 12:28pm CST ~ 1 mo., 1 day ago. 
@Arianna conjugations in Tagalog involves a lot of affixes. In English, affixes are used to negate (un-), indicate before/after (pre-/post-), indicate lower/higher or more/less (super-/under-), to make a verb into noun (-ment), order (-th, -nd), etc. of the word you are affixing with. In Tagalog/Filipino, affixes are mainly used to conjugate past, present and future tenses of a verb, e.g. root word: ulan = past - umulan, present - umuulan, future - uulan.
 
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Author Photo StudentNeil
Sep 30 2020, 3:00pm CST ~ 1 mo., 1 day ago. 
@AtomizerZero
Good advice. I started about 8 months ago and I did same. I worked on vocab and just the root of the verb then gradually conjugating it as the rest of the sentence formed more easily
 
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Author Photo josdebos
Oct 01 2020, 5:39am CST ~ 1 mo., 0 days ago. 
I can recommend you a very good little book :
Tagalog Conjugations: A Reference Guide (Second Edition) by Brad Lowe and Michael Mercer. It can be ordered at Amazon (8,59 €)
 
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Author Photo GuttermanKhan
Oct 02 2020, 11:17pm CST ~ 4 weeks ago. 
As a native English speaker, focus was and is the hardest part of Tagalog to understand. However, I feel that after practicing for months my mind shifted to think in terms of focus when speaking, hearing. Not a very practical answer, but that really is how it works - you just come to think differently and are then able to more confidently “conjugate” (wrong word but to that effect) verbs.
 
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Author Photo Arianna
Oct 04 2020, 8:30am CST ~ 3 weeks, 6 days ago. 
@laidrecto
This explanation helps a lot. Thank you.
 
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Author Photo Arianna
Oct 04 2020, 8:32am CST ~ 3 weeks, 6 days ago. 
@Bituingmaykinang
Thank you for sharing me the site.
 
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Author Photo Arianna
Oct 04 2020, 8:33am CST ~ 3 weeks, 6 days ago. 
@AtomizerZero
I see. I'll try it myself. Thank you.
 
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Author Photo Arianna
Oct 04 2020, 8:34am CST ~ 3 weeks, 6 days ago. 
@josdebos
Thank you for the book recommendation.
 
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Author Photo rollingpuso
Oct 04 2020, 10:46am CST ~ 3 weeks, 6 days ago. 
@Arianna Kumusta Arianna! May libreng resource ng grammar dito: learningtagalog.com/ grammar/ at ang specific resource ng verbs dito: learningtagalog.com/ grammar/verbs/verb_a ffixes.html
 
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Author Photo Arianna
Oct 04 2020, 6:55pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 6 days ago. 
Okay namann. Maraming salamat. This will help a lot.
 
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Oct 06 2020, 9:18pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago. 
@AtomizerZero you can't build a proper sentence if you don't learn the basics of the grammar though.
 
You don't want to say "kinain ako ng isda" when you meant "kinain ko ang isda"
 
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Author Photo AtomizerZero
Oct 06 2020, 10:52pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago. 
@Bituingmaykinang yeh but you'd learn the basics by taking input. You cant say kinain until you learn that word either.. For example.
 
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