Money talks!!

Mayaman ka ba? (Are you rich?) Regardless of how much money you have, let’s talk about money and related words. Firstly, money in Tagalog is pera. If you speak Spanish, do not be fooled that this means “pear”, which in Tagalog is peras. Do you see what they did there? E.g. May pera ka ba? Kailangan…

Tagalog synonyms

The Tagalog language has a vast number of synonyms. Synonyms can be created in a number of ways. One interesting way synonyms are made is by introduction of vocabulary from other languages. For example in English, tbecause of England’s history of being a conqueror and being conquered by foreign kingdoms, the language has absorbed vocabulary…

Doer and Receiver (Active and Passive Voices)

Doers and receivers play very important roles in the Tagalog language. They are not necessarily always the same as subject and object. Doers are not always subjects while receivers are not always the objects. In fact, in a sentence, the subject can be a receiver while the doer can be the object. In the English…

My list of beautiful Tagalog words

Sampaguita (Jasminum sambac), a common flower in the Philippines You think Tagalog is an ugly language? Either way, beauty is in the ear of the beholder. This article is a list of Tagalog words, I personally, consider beautiful. I have based the beauty of these words on the pronunciation and how it rolls off the…

It’s summertime!! Let’s get wet!!!

Life in the Philippines is a beach like this one in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. Mabuhay and let’s get wet! If you do come to the Philippines, you’re Philippine experience wouldn’t be complete without a visit to either of the hundreds of majestic beaches in the country. There are beaches with different colours of sand including yellow,…

Colours – basics

The Philippines is a very colourful country and one would see that in the festivals. So colourful you might want to point to every single colour. The Tagalog word for colour is kulay. Here are some of the Tagalog words for different colours. English  Tagalog Black  Itim White  Puti Here is a colour spectrum and…

My top 20 Tagalog words or phrases

If you do get a chance to go to the Philippines, I suggest that you learn these 20 words and phrases. Because this blog is dedicated to Tagalog, you’ll be learning Tagalog terms instead of the other languages. I still encourage you to learn words and phrases from other Philippine languages like Bisaya but for…