Nino: Tagalog Question Word

whose, who(m)

Nino is used in the same way as a Ng phrase referring to a person.

A: Bag ni Mary ito.

B: Bag nino ito?

A: This is Mary’s bag.

B: Whose bag is this?

A: Kinain ni Fred ang mangga.

B: Kinain nino ang mangga?

A: Fred ate the mango.

B: Who ate the mango?

A: Nasa tabi ng teacher si John.

B: Nasa tabi nino si John?

A: John is (sitting/standing) next to the teacher.

B: Who is John (sitting/standing) next to?

Lit. John is beside whom?

See also: Ng phrase (p. 59)

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