Vocab for the Day!
In Cebuano, there are a lot of ways to indicate to the listener that the tense is in past tense. By adding "ni", "ning", "naka", "gi","na" to a verb, we are converting the verb's tense to past tense. For example, when we say eat in Cebuano we say "kaon". When we add those prefixes to the verb kaon, we get "nika-on", "ningka-on", and "nakaka-on". All of this 3 past tense verbs indicate to the listener that you have already ate. However, there are still slight difference when you use each of those prefix in a given situation. For the sake of less confusion, we will tackle the basic of past tense which is the prefix "ni". There are exceptions to this rule though.
|I jumped earlier||niambak ko ganiha||jumped i later|
|I swam||nilangoy ko||swam i|
|I went to my girlfriend's house||niadto ko sa akong uyab na balay||went i my girlfriend's house|
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