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Tagalog Lite Lesson 13 - Ayaw; Dislike and Not Want
to dislike; not want
This lesson will show you how to say that you dislike or do not want a noun using ayaw. How to do this with verbs will be covered in a future lesson.
Ayaw...sa - to dislike something indefinite.
Ayaw + experiencer + indefinite object. (Tag.) = Experiencer dislikes something indefinite. (Eng.)
Notes: The experiencer is the one who dislikes, and takes ng form. The indefinite object is the thing that is disliked and takes sa form.
Ex: Ayaw niya sa sapatos.
= She dislikes shoes.
Ex: Ayaw ni Diego sa tubig.
= Diego dislikes water.
Ex: Ayaw nila sa puno.
= They dislike trees.
Ayaw...ng - to not want something indefinite.
Ayaw + experiencer + indefinite object. (Tag.) = Experiencer does not want something indefinite. (Eng.)
Notes: The experiencer is the one who does not want, and takes ng form. The indefinite object is the thing that is not wanted and takes ng form.
Ex: Ayaw niya nun.
= She does not want that.
Ex: Ayaw ni Diego ng tsokolate.
= Diego does not want chocolate.
Ex: Ayaw nila ng sasakyan.
= They do not want cars.
Ayaw...ang - to dislike or not want something definite.
Ayaw + experiencer + definite object. (Tag.) = Experiencer dislikes/does not want definite object. (Eng.)
Notes: The experiencer is the one who dislikes/does not want, and takes ng form. The definite object takes sa form.
In theory, the ayaw…ang construction can mean “dislike” or “not want”:
Ex: Ayaw ni David ang tsokolate.
= David does not want/like the chocolate.
Ex: Ayaw niya ang basong ito.
= She does not want/like this glass.
Ex: Ayaw namin ang sasakyang nila.
= We (excl.) do not want/like their car.
But in the case of proper nouns and personal pronouns, it is pretty unusual to mean “not want”, so the meaning normally defaults to “dislike”:
Ex: Ayaw niya ang Maynila.
= She dislikes Manila.
Ex: Ayaw kita.
= I dislike you.
Ex: Ayaw ni Analyn kina Angel at Maria.
= Analyn dislikes Angel and Maria.
Do you dislike trees?
Ayaw mo ba sa puno?
Mr. Bautista does not want a lot of glasses.
Ayaw ni Sir Bautista ng maraming baso.
Joshua does not like David. (resp.)
Ayaw po ni Joshua kay David.
Does she already dislike Manila?
Ayaw na ba niya ang Maynila?
Their child does not like that tree.
Ayaw ng anak nila ang punong yun.
They do not like white shoes.
Ayaw nila sa puting sapatos.
Mark does not like Jasmine and Luis.
Ayaw ni Mark kina Jasmine at Luis.
We (incl.) do not like their three houses.
Ayaw natin ang tatlo nilang bahay.
Maria does not want Angel's glass.
Ayaw ni Maria ang baso ni Angel.
Do you (pl.) not want pretty shoes?
Ayaw ba ninyo ng magandang sapatos?
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