An adverb (pang-abay) is a word that modifies a verb (pandiwa).
Adverbs tell the listener
- How (paano) the action described by the verb is done: these are known as adverbs of manner (pamaraan)
- When (kailan) the action takes place: these are known as adverbs of time (kapanahunan)
- Where (saan) it takes place: adverbs of place (lugar)
Adverbs of manner
In Tagalog they are usually formed by placing nang before ma+root word
I run fast: tumatakbo ako nang mabilis
Adverbs of time
The most common Tagalog words that are used to talk about when a certain action takes place are:
Ngayon now or today
Bukas pupunta ako sa dagat=tomorrow I’ll go to the beach
Adverbs of place
Are used to talk about the place where the action occurs. They are usually formed by putting sa before the place.
Nag-aaral ako sa bahay=I am studying at home
Pupunta ako sa beach=I am going to the beach