Order of Tagalog Enclitic Words

When there are two or more enclitic words in a sentence, they generally appear in the following order:

1

2

3

4

ka

ko

mo

na/pa

man

nga’

din/rin

lang

naman

daw/raw

po’/ho’

ba

pala

kaya’

muna

tuloy

kasi

yata’

sana

niya

namin

natin

ninyo

nila

ako

siya

kami

tayo

kayo

sila

kita

1

ka

ko

mo

2

na/pa

man

nga’

din/rin

lang

naman

daw/raw

po’/ho’

ba

pala

kaya’

muna

tuloy

kasi

yata’

sana

3

niya

namin

natin

ninyo

nila

4

ako

siya

kami

tayo

kayo

sila

3 / 4

kita

Note: Enclitic particles (column 2) are generally used in the order given above, i.e. na comes before man, lang before naman etc.

Examples:

Nakita’ ko sila.

I saw them.

Nakita’ nila ako.

They saw me.

Nakita’ rin kita.

I saw you too.

Nakita’ rin yata’ nila ako.

Maybe they saw me too.

Nakita’ ka rin yata’ nila.

Maybe they saw you too.

Tagalog grammar book This grammar reference is part of the Learning Tagalog Course.
Learn Tagalog in a simple and fun way.
Try the course free

“I got a copy of your book and I love it. It's really the best I've come across.”
— Martin Kelemenis, Geneva, Switzerland