Tagalog Questions 2: Magkano (How much)

Magkano This is the “real” how-much question calling for an answer that gives the value or price of something. Here are a few examples: Magkano ang isang kilong bigas?How much is a kilo of rice?Trenta pesos.30 pesos.Magkano ang perang dala mo?How much money do you have with you?Bente pesos.20 pesos.Magkano ang kotseng ito?How much is this car?Kalahating milyong piso..5 M pesos.MagkanoRead More…

Tagalog Questions 2: Gaano (How many)

Gaano This question calls for a response indicating the extent or degree of some quality. The interrogative pronoun functions almost like an adverb before a modifier, which is always prefixed with KA-. Pronouns (actor) always come after the question word. Here are some examples: Gaano karami ang dala mong mangga?How many mangoes did you bring?Marami. (Plenty.)Kaunti lang. (A few.)GaRead More…

Tagalog Questions 2: Paano (How)

Paano This question asks for a response that gives an explanation of a process. It should not be confused with the use of the interrogative pronoun how in English in contexts like “How are you?”. Pronouns (actor/doer) always come after the question word. The following are some examples: Paano gumawa ng parol?How do you make a christmas lantern?How does one make a christmas lanternRead More…

Tagalog Questions 2: Bakit (Why)

Bakit Bakit is “Why?” This question may be answered in at least three different ways, the difference being the degree of formality determined by the context or situation.Just like pseudo-verbs, interrogative pronouns attract (actor) pronouns so that they always come right after the question word. KASI (Because) This response is most common in conversations. Here are some examples. The elRead More…

Tagalog Questions 2

This page presents some more question forms that are not covered in the Questions I section. These forms are dealt with separately from the others because these are the questions that usually require relatively more complex constructions. Review the links below for proper use of questions (Why, How, How many, and How much) in Tagalog sentences. Bakit  WhyPaano HowGaano  How manyMagkanRead More…