General Tagalog Time Expressions

noon

then, at that time (in the past)

kamakalawa

the day before yesterday

kahapon

yesterday

kagabi

last night

ngayon

today, now

bukas

tomorrow

kinaumagahan

the following morning

kinabukasan

the following day

also: future

kinagabihan

the following night

kanina

earlier today

ngayon-ngayon lang

just now

kani-kanina lang

just a while ago

kaha-kahapon lang

just yesterday

mamaya’

later today

maya-maya’

in a little while (soon)

agad, kaagad

right away

(nang) buong umaga*

all morning

(nang) buong linggo*

all week

(nang) buong taon*

all year

(nang) (buong) maghapon*

all day

(nang) (buong) magdamag*

all night

(nang) madalas*

often

bihira’

seldom

minsan

sometimes, once (one time)

minsan-minsan, paminsan-minsan

sometimes, occasionally

lagi, palagi, parati

always

(nang) sandali’*

a while, a moment, for a minute

oras-oras

every hour

araw-araw

every day

gabi-gabi

every night

linggo-linggo

every week

buwan-buwan

every month

taon-taon

every year

* Nang is dropped when the time expression is used at the beginning of a sentence.

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