Tagalog Nang

introduces a time expression without specifying whether it is in the past or in the future. It is dropped when the time expression is used at the beginning of a sentence.

nang Lunes

on a Monday

nang Enero

in January (one January)

nang ala una

at one o’clock

nang mga ala una

at around one o’clock

nang pasado ala una

after one o’clock

nang umaga

in the morning (one morning)

Nang can also be used to indicate frequency or duration.

kumain nang tatlong beses sa isang araw

eat three times a day

Lit. eat three times in one day

naghintay nang tatlong oras

waited for three hours

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