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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Delicious!! and other taste terms

Do you like Filipino food? Is it delicious? Bitter? Sour? If you do like Filipino food, you can say these words in order to thank the cook. These three Tagalog words all mean delicious, tasty, yummy, etc: Masarap Malasa Malinamnam Masarap, however, is by far the most popular out of the three. You’ll see and…

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Jeepney Language

Probably the most popular form of public transportation in the Philippines. They are literally the kings of the roads. A distinctive feature of a jeepney is its jeep-like front appearance. Each jeepney has its own decorations of either movie characters, religious imagery, flags of other countries (usually the US or the UK) or anime, so…

Basic sentence structure

For English speakers, as well as speakers of most European languages would know that the sentence structure of those languages is mainly. Subject – Verb – Object I (Subject) am (verb) a man (object). In Tagalog however, one needs to become accustomed to the structure when he/she practises the language. The sentence structure is not…