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┬áin 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…

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…

Question Words

What – Ano e.g. “Ano ang pangalan mo?” (What is your name?) “Ano ang ginagawa niya?” (What is he/she doing?) Who – Sino e.g. “Sino ka ba?” (Who are you?) “Sino ba ang bagong guro?” (Who is the new teacher?) Whose – Kanino e.g. “Kanino ang kotse ito?” (Whose car is this?) “Kaninong bayad ito?”…