Tagalog Hindi’

not, n’t

Hindi’ Belgian si Mark.

Mark isn’t Belgian.

Hindi’ mayaman si Mark.

Mark isn’t rich.

Hindi’ nagluto’ si Mark.

Mark didn’t cook.

Hindi’ nagluluto’ si Mark.

Mark doesn’t cook.

Hindi’ magluluto’ si Mark.

Mark won’t cook.

Hindi’ may also be followed by the basic form of verbs expressing ability, i.e. certain ma- (p. 118), maka-, makapag-, makapang- (p. 144) and mapa- (p. 157) verbs.

Hindi’ nakakalakad si John.

Hindi’ makalakad si John.

John can’t walk.

Nakakalakad si John.

John can walk.

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