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Vocabulary Lists Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners

Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners

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Filipino: Sampung Pattern ng Pangungusap Para sa mga Beginner
English: Top 10 Sentence Patterns for Beginners
In this lesson, you will learn the Top 10 Filipino Sentence Patterns for Beginners. Even though you may already know some Filipino vocabulary, perhaps you’re finding it difficult to string together coherent sentences. This lesson will break down the key components of 10 basic Filipino sentence patterns, while also giving you an example of each one. Take your Filipino to the next level by formulating clear, well-organized Filipino sentences!

P.S. Be sure to click on the links below to take relevant lessons to learn even more about each sentence pattern!
Ako si [A(name)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Ako si [A(name)].
- English: I am [A].

■ Example

- Entry: Ako si Erica.
- English: I am Erica.
[B(adjective)] [A(pronoun)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: [B(adjective)] [A(pronoun)].
- English: [A] is [B].

■ Example

- Entry: Masaya siya.
- English: He is happy.
[B(adjective)] ang [A(noun)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: [B(adjective)] ang [A(noun)].
- English: [A] is [B].

■ Example

- Entry: Masaya ang bata.
- English: The child is happy.
[B(verb)] ang [A(noun)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: [B(verb)] ang [A(noun)].
- English: [A] is [B].

■ Example

- Entry: Tumatakbo ang bata.
- English: The child is running.
Paki-[A(verb)] ang [B(noun)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Paki-[A(verb)] ang [B(noun)].
- English: Please [A] (the/a/an) [B].

■ Example

- Entry: Paki-basa ang libro.
- English: Please read the book.
Saan ang [A(noun)]?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Saan ang [A(noun)]?
- English: Where is [A]?

■ Example

- Entry: Nasaan ang banyo?
- English: Where is the bathroom?
Magkano ang [A(noun)]?
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Magkano ang [A(noun)]?
- English: How much is [A]?

■ Example

- Entry: Magkano ang bag?
- English: How much is the bag?
Gusto [A(subject)] ng [B(direct object)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Gusto [A(subject)] ng [B(direct object)].
- English: [A] likes/wants [B].

■ Example

- Entry: Gusto ko ng prutas.
- English: I like fruits.
Gusto [A(subject)] [B(verb)] + [optional C(direct object)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Gusto [A(subject)] [B(verb)] + [optional C(direct object)].
- English: [A] likes/wants [B] [C].

■ Example

- Entry: Gusto kong nagpupunta sa parke.
- English: I like going to the park.
Mas [A(adjective)] ang [B(noun)] kaysa [C(noun)].
■ Target Pattern

- Entry: Mas [A(adjective)] ang [B(noun)] kaysa [C(noun)].
- English: [B] is (more) [A] than [C].

■ Example

- Entry: Mas maganda ang bag na ito kaysa iyan.
- English: This bag is prettier than that one.
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Can you make sample sentences using these patterns?