big – small   »  
big – small

68 [sixty-eight]

big – small

big – small

68 [animnapu’t walo]


big – small

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big and small ma---- a- m----t malaki at maliit 0 +
The elephant is big. Ma---- a-- e-------. Malaki ang elepante. 0 +
The mouse is small. Ma---- a-- d---. Maliit ang daga. 0 +
dark and bright ma----- a- m-------g madilim at maliwanag 0 +
The night is dark. Ma----- a-- g---. Madilim ang gabi. 0 +
The day is bright. An- a--- a- m--------. Ang araw ay maliwanag. 0 +
old and young ma----- a- b--a matanda at bata 0 +
Our grandfather is very old. Na--------- n- n- l--- n----. Napakatanda na ng lolo namin. 0 +
70 years ago he was still young. 70 t--- n- a-- n------- n--- b--- p- s---. 70 taon na ang nakaraan nung bata pa siya. 0 +
beautiful and ugly ma----- a- p----t maganda at pangit 0 +
The butterfly is beautiful. An- g---- n- p--------. Ang ganda ng paru-paro. 0 +
The spider is ugly. An- g------ a- p-----. Ang gagamba ay pangit. 0 +
fat and thin ma---- a- p---t mataba at payat 0 +
A woman who weighs a hundred kilos is fat. An- b------ m-- b---- n- 100 k--- a- m-----. Ang babaeng may bigat na 100 kilo ay mataba. 0 +
A man who weighs fifty kilos is thin. An- l------- m-- b---- n- 50 k--- a- p----. Ang lalaking may bigat na 50 kilo ay payat. 0 +
expensive and cheap ma--- a- m--a mahal at mura 0 +
The car is expensive. Ma--- a-- k----. Mahal ang kotse. 0 +
The newspaper is cheap. Mu-- a-- d-----. Mura ang dyaryo. 0 +


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