Essential Tagalog Grammar: Introduction

Essential Tagalog Grammar offers:

Essential Tagalog Grammar includes:

Essential Tagalog Grammar is recommended for:

Essential Tagalog Grammar is the ideal companion to Learning Tagalog: Fluency Made Fast and Easy (the title of the first edition was Learning Tagalog: A Complete Course with Audio). The course is available at:

How to use this book

You can use this book purely as a reference, reading only the topics that interest you. The cross-references and the comprehensive index will guide you to related topics.

You can also read it from cover to cover, for instance, by doing one small section a day. After reading the book, you will have covered all the essential grammar points you need to speak and understand everyday Tagalog.

For a summary of the pronunciation symbols used in the book, see p. 20.


After reading a section with one or more tables containing Tagalog and English phrases, you can do the following exercises:

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