Tagalog Verbs Expressing Mental States or Perception

Below are examples of verbs expressing mental states or perception. Na/-ng (p. 28) precedes what is being thought of, felt or perceived.

makita’

to see

Nakita’ kong natutulog si Tom.

I saw Tom sleeping.

Lit. (It) was seen by me that Tom was sleeping.

marinig

to hear

Narinig kong kumanta si Tom.

I heard Tom sing.

Lit. (It) was heard by me that Tom sang.

maamoy

to smell

Naamoy kong nasusunog ang kanin.

I smelled the rice burning.

maramdaman

to feel

Naramdaman kong gumalaw si Tom.

I felt Tom move.

makita’

to see

Nakita’ kong natutulog si Tom.

I saw Tom sleeping.

Lit. (It) was seen by me that Tom was sleeping.

marinig

to hear

Narinig kong kumanta si Tom.

I heard Tom sing.

Lit. (It) was heard by me that Tom sang.

maamoy

to smell

Naamoy kong nasusunog ang kanin.

I smelled the rice burning.

maramdaman

to feel

Naramdaman kong gumalaw si Tom.

I felt Tom move.

mabalitaan

to hear (news)

Nabalitaan kong nanalo si Tom.

I heard that Tom won.

mapansin

to notice

Napansin kong natutulog si Tom.

I noticed that Tom was sleeping

madatnan

to find someone or something on arrival

Nadatnan kong natutulog si Tom.

I found Tom sleeping when I arrived.

maabutan

to arrive in time to catch something

Naabutan kong natutulog si Tom.

I arrived in time to catch Tom sleeping.

mabalitaan

to hear (news)

Nabalitaan kong nanalo si Tom.

I heard that Tom won.

mapansin

to notice

Napansin kong natutulog si Tom.

I noticed that Tom was sleeping

madatnan

to find someone or something on arrival

Nadatnan kong natutulog si Tom.

I found Tom sleeping when I arrived.

maabutan

to arrive in time to catch something

Naabutan kong natutulog si Tom.

I arrived in time to catch Tom sleeping.

malimutan

to forget

Nalimutan kong natutulog si Tom.

I forgot that Tom was sleeping

maalala

to remember

Naalala kong natutulog si Tom.

I remembered that Tom was sleeping

maniwala’

to believe

Naniwala’ akong babalik si Tom.

I believed that Tom would come back/return.

ituring

to consider

Itinuring kong kaibigan si Tom.

I considered Tom a friend.

malimutan

to forget

Nalimutan kong natutulog si Tom.

I forgot that Tom was sleeping

maalala

to remember

Naalala kong natutulog si Tom.

I remembered that Tom was sleeping

maniwala’

to believe

Naniwala’ akong babalik si Tom.

I believed that Tom would come back/return.

ituring

to consider

Itinuring kong kaibigan si Tom.

I considered Tom a friend.

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