Filipino Adjectives

Filipino Adjectives

If you're trying to learn Filipino Adjectives or Tagalog, check our courses about Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes... to help you with your Filipino grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Filipino. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Filipino Adjectives

Learning the Filipino Adjectives is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you practice the subject, the closer you get to mastering the Filipino language. But first we need to know what the role of Adjectives is in the structure of the grammar in Filipino.

Filipino Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence. n Tagalog adjectives are formed by putting ma before a word, lik maganda, malait, matagal. Here are some examples:

English AdjectivesFilipino Adjectives
adjectivesadjectives
a green treeisang berdeng puno
a tall buildingisang matangkad gusali
a very old manisang napaka-lumang tao
the old red houseang lumang pulang bahay
a very nice friendisang very nice kaibigan

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Adjectives in Filipino has a logical pattern. Locate the Adjectives above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Tagalog.

List of Adjectives in Filipino

Below is a list of the Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes in Filipino placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Filipino vocabulary.

English AdjectivesFilipino Adjectives
colorswatawat
blackitim
blueasul
brownkayumanggi
graykulay-abo
greenberde
orangekahel
purplelila
redpula
whiteputi
yellowdilaw
sizessukat
bigmalaki
deepmalalim
longmahaba
narrowmakitid
shortmaikli
smallmaliit
tallmatangkad
thickmakapal
thinmanipis
widemalawak
shapeshugis
circularpabilog
straighttuwid
squareparisukat
triangulartryanggulo
tasteskagustuhan
bittermapait
freshsariwa
saltymaalat
sourmaasim
spicymaanghang
sweetmatamis
qualitieskatangian
badmasama
cleanmalinis
darkmadilim
difficultmahirap
dirtymarumi
drytuyo
easymadali
emptywalang laman
expensivemahal
fastmabilis
foreigndayuhan
fullpuno
goodmabuti
hardmahirap
heavymabigat
inexpensivemura
lightliwanag
locallokal
newbago
noisymaingay
oldluma
powerfulmalakas
quiettahimik
correcttama
slowmabagal
softmalambot
verytunay
weakmahina
wetbasa
wrongmali
youngbata
quantitiesdami
fewilan
littlekaunti
manymarami
muchmagkano
partbahagi
someilan
a fewilang
wholebuo

Adjectives, Colors, Shapes, Sizes have a very important role in Filipino, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Tagalog Adjectives, you might want to check the rest of our Filipino lessons here: Learn Filipino. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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