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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cebuano Grammar Feature: Subject Pronouns


The following are the subject pronouns for Cebuano:

I
Ako, ko

You
Ikaw, ka

He/She
Siya

We (the speaker and the listener)
Kita

We (only the speakers)
Kami

They
Sila

Read the following and examine why they are called subject pronouns:

I am a teacher.
Maistra ako.

You are a student.
Istudyanti ka.

She is kind.
Buotan siya.

We are teachers.
Mga maistra kami.

We are students.
Mga istudyante kita.

They are kind.
Mga buotan sila.

What do you notice in the sentences? Is there an equivalent to the be verbs of English?


How are the Visayan subject pronouns used?

Now, change the following in Visayan sentences.

I am female. (bayi)

You are kind.

She is a teacher.

We are students. (speaker and listener)

We are students. (only speakers)

They are teachers.

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