Most of us know aspekto ng pandiwa as verb tenses. In fact, it is also known as “uri ng pandiwa ayon sa panahunan” — types of verbs according to tense.
The aspekto ng pandiwa shows whether the action has already happened, has just been done, is still ongoing, or is still to happen in the future.
In Filipino: “Ipinapakita ng aspekto ng pandiwa kung ang kilos ay nangyari na, kakatapos lang, patuloy na nangyayari, o mangyayari pa.”
This video on mga uri ng pandiwa ayon sa panahunan, or aspekto ng pandiwa, is also available on YouTube. It’s a brief introduction to the tenses and how verbs are conjugated using various affixes. The lesson is in both Filipino and English to make it understandable to kids (and even adults) from all sorts of linguistic backgrounds.
Ano ang mga aspekto ng pandiwa o uri ng pandiwa ayon sa panahunan?
The most basic verb tenses are past, present, and future.
Aspektong Naganap o Pangnagdaan
Aspektong Nagaganap o Pangkasalukuyan
Aspektong Magaganap o Panghinaharap
There are other aspekto ng pandiwa, although we will not focus much on them here.
Get a free printable version of our aspekto ng pandiwa worksheets here:
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This is an easy aspekto / uri ng pandiwa sorting exercise that can be used by first graders. The worksheet contains hints/clues that kids can use to guide them on how to answer the exercise correctly.
Identify the tense of the verb underlined in each sentence in this aspekto / uri ng pandiwa quiz. Pictures (mga larawan) accompany the sentence for easier understanding, especially for Filipino/Tagalog beginners. For the purpose of self-correction, please use either naganap, nagaganap, or magaganap.
Conjugate the verbs given using the prefix nag-/mag-.
Conjugate the verbs given using the prefixes:
Conjugate the verbs given using the:
Identify the tense of the verb underlined in each sentence and write in the blank before each number. For the purpose of self-correction, please use either naganap, nagaganap, or magaganap.
Fill in the chart with the correct tenses of the following verbs. Look at the given forms of the verb to identify the affix to be used and conjugate accordingly.
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