‘Malapit ng gumabi’ and ‘gumagabi na’ are commonly said but their English translation is sometimes hard

The solution is to use ‘draw’

Merriam-Webster’s usage of ‘draw’: To come or go steadily or gradually

THE BEGINNERS’ TENDENCY IS TO TRANSLATE IN THESE AWKWARD WAYS THAT ARE NOT ADVISED: 1) It is nearing night 2) The night is nearing 3) It is becoming night

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gumagabi na

Gumagabi na.

 

The night draws near.

Or

The night is drawing near.

malapit nang gumabi

Malapit nang gumabi.

 

The night draws near.

Or

The night is drawing near.