Tagalog Dictionary


Meaning of "na"


    • 1. now, already. Ako na. It's my turn to do it now or I'll do it instead of someone else.
    • 2. after nouns or pronouns: acts as an emphatic marker. Bukas na. Let it be tomorrow. Si Maria na. Let it be Maria's turn.
    • 3. after verbs: if in the past tense form, denotes completion of action expressible in the past or present perfect in English. Nagsipilyo na siya. He has already brushed (his teeth).
    • 4. if in the infinitive form or future form, denotes now, right away, immediately, soon. Magsipilyo ka na. Brush (your teeth) now. Papasok na ako. I'm going to school now.
    • 5. If after the verb roots, denotes completed action. Bukas na. It's already open. Tapos na. It's already finished. na lig. connects modifier and word modified, takes the form -ng when the word it follows ends in a vowel sound. Mabait na bata or Batang mabait. Good child. na part. with sa/kay, marks nouns indicating position, location, possession of something; -ng when the word it follows ends in a vowel sound
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