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Posted on September 28,2014

I am using Rosetta Stone and sometimes have trouble grasping the meaning of a word. Right now the word that is giving me trouble is "kong." I know what "ko" is, but I cannot find a definition of "kong."

 

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William said:

I am using Rosetta Stone and sometimes have trouble grasping the meaning of a word. Right now the word that is giving me trouble is "kong." I know what "ko" is, but I cannot find a definition of "kong."

 


my could be one translation I believe... or possible I or me... depends on usage... One of the ladies will explain it and the various usage...  At the moment, I study on Cebuano, Waray Waray.... 

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Thank you. I know that "ko" means "my, or mine", and I know that "kong" is closely related. At first I thought that "kong" must be "our" but that doesn't seem to work.

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William said:

I am using Rosetta Stone and sometimes have trouble grasping the meaning of a word. Right now the word that is giving me trouble is "kong." I know what "ko" is, but I cannot find a definition of "kong."

 


could be conjugated (noun/object) I think... or possible shortened pronounciation (conversational vs formal) Tell the ladies the entire sentence and they will tell you. More than one way to use it I'm sure...

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William said:

Thank you. I know that "ko" means "my, or mine", and I know that "kong" is closely related. At first I thought that "kong" must be "our" but that doesn't seem to work.


wala akong pera...wala 'kong pera   I don't have money  

Ang alaga ko na aso...ang alaga kong aso   my pet dog

formal vs conversational   ko na conjugated to kong...

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Hi William,

Kong is a conjugated word of Tagalog word KO (I, Me)

Examples: Mahal kong Ama (my dear father); ang mabait kong aso (my well'behaved dog)

Sometimes the Tagalog word akong shorthened like kong...example wala akong problema or wala kong problema ( I have no problem).

OUR is a pronoun, in tagalog it is "ang aming" and "natin" Examples Ang aming Ama (Our Father), Siya ang Ama natin (He is our father).

Hope it gives you clarity.

God bless!

 

William said:

I am using Rosetta Stone and sometimes have trouble grasping the meaning of a word. Right now the word that is giving me trouble is "kong." I know what "ko" is, but I cannot find a definition of "kong."

 


 

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Hi William,

I salute your enthusiasm in learning Filipino. Not everyone has that. Ellen and James provided you the right answer, but another challenge in the word "kong" is actually in saying it. That is because English language has minimal nasal velar sound "ng",you find some in the gerund form of the word but still it's a little bit different. So Good luck!

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Ko and Kong are the same my dear brother.:)

Thank you so much for learning the Filipino language!!

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Magic CF Staff said:

Hi William,

I salute your enthusiasm in learning Filipino. Not everyone has that. Ellen and James provided you the right answer, but another challenge in the word "kong" is actually in saying it. That is because English language has minimal nasal velar sound "ng",you find some in the gerund form of the word but still it's a little bit different. So Good luck!


Hi Magic

               I agree Magic. Takes awhile to get ng correct... pratice, practice, practice... Cebuano and Waray-Waray for me this time... Oh my... 

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William said:

I am using Rosetta Stone and sometimes have trouble grasping the meaning of a word. Right now the word that is giving me trouble is "kong." I know what "ko" is, but I cannot find a definition of "kong."

 


Hi William...hope by this time you've got an answer to your question about the word--"kong" as far as I know word"kong" is only a rootword of the word "ko which also means yours or refering to yours....example--Mahal "kong" tatay...in english means--My dear Father; another set of example using word "kong"--Alam kong ikaw...in english--I know you are the one! I hope this examples may clear to you some complicated tagalog words..I'm glad you're willing to learn our Filipino language. Thank you and wish you to learn more!!!!  (fr. Eugenia)

I am on lesson four.  I am picking up some words, but when it comes to how to put them all together to make a sentence I am completely lost!

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