Order of Tagalog Enclitic Words

When there are two or more enclitic words in a sentence, they generally appear in the following order:

1

2

3

4

ka

ko

mo

na/pa

man

nga’

din/rin

lang

naman

daw/raw

po’/ho’

ba

pala

kaya’

muna

tuloy

kasi

yata’

sana

niya

namin

natin

ninyo

nila

ako

siya

kami

tayo

kayo

sila

kita

1

ka

ko

mo

2

na/pa

man

nga’

din/rin

lang

naman

daw/raw

po’/ho’

ba

pala

kaya’

muna

tuloy

kasi

yata’

sana

3

niya

namin

natin

ninyo

nila

4

ako

siya

kami

tayo

kayo

sila

3 / 4

kita

Note: Enclitic particles (column 2) are generally used in the order given above, i.e. na comes before man, lang before naman etc.

Examples:

Nakita’ ko sila.

I saw them.

Nakita’ nila ako.

They saw me.

Nakita’ rin kita.

I saw you too.

Nakita’ rin yata’ nila ako.

Maybe they saw me too.

Nakita’ ka rin yata’ nila.

Maybe they saw you too.

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