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Monday, September 1, 2014

Pattern 1: Useful Patterns to Learn Cebuano Fast


When I was learning another language, I tried to master vocabularies and grammar by learning one pattern a day.  Once I learned that pattern, I would just substitute it with other applicable words.  I always start with the simplest one:  

     Subject Pronouns +  Subject marker (personal)   +  Person's name.

        Ako                  si                              Miley.
           
           I                                                   Miley.
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     Siya                   si                             Selena.

       She                                                    Selena.
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     Siya                   si                             Harry.

     He                                                       Harry.
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   Ikaw                     si                               Justin.
  
    You                                                       Justin.

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  Questions to help you in analyzing:
   What is the function of 'si'
   Does it have an equivalent in English?
   Do you see any equivalent to the "are," "am," "is" verbs in 
   English?  


   Try creating your own sentences.  I hope that the questions at the bottom were able to help you in analyzing some basic and simple Cebuano grammar.  See you next lesson.

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