Tagalog Prepositions

Tagalog Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Tagalog Prepositions which is also called Filipino, check our courses about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... to help you with your Tagalog 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 Tagalog. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Tagalog Prepositions

Learning the Tagalog Prepositions 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 Tagalog language. But first we need to know what the role of Prepositions is in the structure of the grammar in Tagalog.

Tagalog prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsTagalog Prepositions
PrepositionsPrepositions
inside the housesa loob ng bahay
outside the carsa labas ng kotse
with mesa akin
without himwalang siya
under the tablesa ilalim ng mesa
after tomorrowpagkatapos bukas
before sunsetbago paglubog ng araw
but I'm busyngunit ako ay abala sa

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

List of Prepositions in Tagalog

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Tagalog placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Tagalog vocabulary.

English PrepositionsTagalog Prepositions
abouttungkol sa
abovesa itaas
acrosssa kabila
afterpagkatapos
againstlaban sa
amongsa
aroundsa paligid
asbilang
atsa
beforebago
behindsa likod ng
belowsa ibaba
beneathsa ilalim
besidesa tabi
betweensa pagitan ng
beyondlampas
butpero
bysa pamamagitan ng
despitesa kabila ng
downpababa
duringsa panahon ng
exceptmaliban
forpara sa
frommula sa
insa
insidesa loob
intosa
nearmalapit sa
nextsusunod
ofng
onsa
oppositekabaligtaran
outpalabas
outsidesa labas
overmahigit sa
perbawat
plusdagdagan
roundbilog
sincemula noon
thankaysa
throughsa pamamagitan ng
tillhanggang
tosa
towardpatungo
undersa ilalim ng
unlikehindi katulad
untilhanggang
uppataas
viasa pamamagitan ng
withsa
withinsa loob ng
withoutwala
two wordsdalawang salita
according toayon sa
because ofdahil sa
close tomalapit sa
due todahil sa
except formaliban sa
far frommalayo sa
inside ofsa loob ng
instead ofsa halip ng
near tomalapit
next tosa tabi
outside ofsa labas ng
prior tobago
three wordstatlong salita
as far astulad ng
as well asat
in addition tobukod sa
in front ofsa harap ng
in spite ofkulob
on behalf ofsa ngalan ng
on top ofsa ibabaw ng
demonstrativesnagpapatotoo prepositions
thisito
thatna
thesemga ito
thoseiyon

Time place and demonstrative pronouns have a very important role in Tagalog, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with the Filipino Prepositions, you might want to check the rest of our Tagalog lessons here: Learn Tagalog. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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