Tagalog 101- Panghalip Pananong or Question Words in Filipino

 

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Question words, asking words or interrogative words in Tagalog or the Filipino language is called Panghalip Pananong.

*In English, we know that an interrogative word or question word is a function word used to ask a question, such as whatwhen,wherewhowhy and how. They are sometimes called wh-words, because in English most of them start with wh-. (source:wikipedia)

 

For today, we will translate this question words in Tagalog or Filipino.

What – Ano

Anong pangalan mo?

What is your name?

 

When – Kailan

Nowadays, the letter “e” replaces the letters “a” and “i” in the word kailan.  From kailan, it becomes kelan.

Kailan ka pinanganak? Or an easier way to say is  Kelan ang birthday mo?

 

Where- Saan

Saan ka nakatira?

Where do you live?

 

Who- SinoSino

Sino ang kasama mo?

Who is with you?

 

Why – Bakit

Bakit ka malungkot?

Why are you sad?

 

Bakit ka masaya?

Why are you happy?

 

How- Paano

Paano tayo pupunta sa Pilipinas?

How are we going to the Philippines?

 

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