Filipino Past

This is a list of verbs in the past tense in Filipino. First let's start with the raw format before conjugating the verbs to the past form. Make sure to compare this table and the one below it.

To see: makita
To write: sumulat / magsulat
To love: magmahal
To give: magbigay
To play: maglaro
To read: bumasa / magbasa
To understand: maintindihan
To have: magkaroon ng
To know: alam
To learn: matuto
To think: umisip / mag-isip
To work: magtrabaho
To speak: magsalita
To drive: magmaneho
To smile: ngumiti
To find: mahanap

These samples show how the verbs above are conjugated in the past tense in a sentence which includes all the object pronouns (I, you, she...).

I saw you: nakita kita
I wrote with a pen: gumamit siya ng pen sa pagsusulat
You loved apples: nagustuhan mo ang mga mansanas
You gave money: nagbigay ka ng pera
You played tennis: naglaro ka ng tenis; nagtenis ka
He read (past) a book: nagbasa siya ng libro
He understood me: naintindihan niya ako
She had a cat: nagkaroon siya ng pusa--
She knew my friend: nakilala niya ang kaibigan ko noon
We wanted to learn: gusto niyang matuto noon
We thought Spanish is easy: akala ko madali ang kastila
You (plural) worked here: nagtrabaho ka dito
You (plural) spoke French: nagsalita ka ng Pranses
They drove a car: nagmaneho siya ng kotse
They smiled: ngumiti siya

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