Tagalog Kung Kailan/Kelan…, Saka’…

just when

used to say that something has happened at an unsuitable time

completed, uncompleted and unstarted forms

Kung kelan umalis na ako, saka’ sila tumawag.

Just when I had left, they called.

Kung kelan nagtatrabaho ako, saka’ sila tumawag.

Just when I was working, they called.

Kung kelan aalis ako, saka’ sila tumawag.

Just when I was going to leave, they called.

verbless

Kung kelan busy ako, saka’ sila tumawag.

Just when I was busy, they called.

Kung kelan paalis na ako, saka’ sila tumawag.*

Just when I was about to leave, they called.

* See also: pa- 2 (p. 223)

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