Ano: Tagalog Question Word


Ano iyon?

What’s that?

Ano ang kinain mo?

What did you eat?

Ano ang nangyari?

What happened?

Ano -ng

Anong klase?

What kind?

Anong klaseng pagkain?

What kind of food?

Anong oras?

What time?

Anong oras darating si Fred?

What time will Fred arrive?

See also: Na/-ng (p. 28)

A: Bumili siya ng materyales para sa project.

B: Para sa ano?

A: He/she bought materials for the project.

B: What for?

Lit. For what?

A: Nasa drawer ang bag.

B: Nasa ano ang bag?

A: The bag is in the drawer.

B: What is the bag in?

Lit. The bag is in what?

A: Matalino siya.

B: Maano siya?

A: He/she’s smart.

B: What is he/she like?

Lit. He/she's like what?

A: Napakatalino niya.

B: Napakaano niya?

A: He/she’s very smart.

B: What is he/she very much like?

Lit. He/she’s very much like what?

A: Nag-jogging ako.

B: Nag-ano ka?

A: I went jogging.

B: What did you do?

Lit. You did what?

A: Nahulog ako.

B: Naano ka?

A: I fell.

B: What happened to you?

Lit. You experienced what?

Ano (or kuwan) can also be used to say thingy, whatsisname or whatsername.

Nahulog ang ano.

Nahulog ang kuwan.

The thingy fell.

Tumawag si ano.

Tumawag si kuwan.

Whatsisname called.

Note: Ano ang may sometimes be shortened to anong.

Ano ang pangalan mo?

Anong pangalan mo?

What’s your name?

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