The Negator HINDI

HINDI is generally used to negate nominal (NOM), adjectival (ADJ), and verbal (VBL) sentences. This is done by placing HINDI before the predicate, the structure being:

Negative (HINDI) + Predicate + Subject +  Complement(s)

Here are some examples illustrating this structure:

NOM Hindi Amerikano ang bisita. The visitor is not an American.
NOM Hindi abogado and lalaki. The man is not a lawyer.
ADJ Hindi maganda ang panahon. The weather is not good.
ADJ Hindi malayo ang bahay ko sa opisina. My house is not far from the office.
VBL Hindi umuwi si Rey kahapon. Rey did not come home yesterday.
VBL Hindi nag-aral para sa eksamen si Art. Art did not study for the exam.


When the subject or object or both are pronouns, they come immediately after the negator. If there are two or more pronouns, the shorter pro-form precedes the longer one(s). Otherwise, the complement(s) comes before the subject. Here are some examples:

NOM Hindi siya Amerikano. He/She is not an American.
NOM Hindi siya abogado. He is not a lawyer.
ADJ Hindi ito maganda. This is not good.
ADJ Hindi ito malayo sa opisina. This is not far from the office.
VBL Hindi siya umuwi kahapon. He did not come home yesterday.
VBL Hindi siya nag-aral nito. He did not study this.