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…

Please

In a previous post, I wrote that the phrases for “Please” are Puwede ba, Pakisuyo¬†and Pakiusap. However, these phrases are never spoken and usually left in textbooks. You’ll see pakiusap used on signs though. A common way to say please is Paki+(verb root). As in: Pakibigay mo ako – Please give me Pakitawag – Please…

Basic Phrases

Here are some basic phrases you can use whenever you visit the Philippines or want to impress Filipino friends. English Tagalog Hello/Hi Kumusta How are you? Kumusta ka na (ba)? I’m good Mabuti Thank you (very much) (Maraming) Salamat Good morning Magandang umaga Good afternoon Magandang hapon Good evening/night Magandang gabi Hopefully, these will give…