Introduction

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  Leron, leron sinta, buko ng papaya    
  Dala-dala'y buslo, sisidlan ng bunga    
  Pagdating sa dulo, nabali ang sanga       
  Kapus kapalaran humanap ng iba.

  Halika na Neneng, tayo'y manampalok
  Dalhin mo ang buslo, sisidlan ng hinog
  Pagdating sa dulo'y uunda-undayog
  Kumapit ka Neneng, baka ka mahulog.

  Halika na Neneng at tayo'y magsimba       
  At iyong isuot ang baro mo't saya            

  Ang baro mo't sayang pagkaganda-ganda
  Kayganda ng kulay- berde, puti, pula

  Ako'y ibigin mo, lalaking matapang    
  Ang baril ko'y pito, ang sundang ko'y siyam

  Ang lalakarin ko'y parte ng dinulang      
  Isang pinggang pansit ang aking kalaban       

     

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How do you compliment someone or describe something in Tagalog? How do you compare things?And what do you say when you want to express how great a person is or how beautiful an object is?

This section will help you familiarize yourself with the different forms of adjectives which are a necessary part of your daily speech.

An adjective describes a noun. It is used to give extra information about a noun. Take for example the sentence "There is a cat." Now what if I want to say something more about the cat? I might say "There is a fat cat." The word fat is an adjective. It describes the noun cat. There are many adjectives in English: strong, fast, beautiful, thin, fat, etc.

Tagalog also has adjectives that describe nouns.

Notice that there are three different degrees of an adjective in English. For example: fast, faster, and fastest.

There are also three degrees of adjectives in Tagalog: Neutral, Comparative, and Superlative. We will discuss all of these different kinds of adjectives.

The folk song on this page uses some adjective forms. Listen to them, and take note of their usage.