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How to Say Some Common Phrases and Words in Tagalog
If you plan on going to the Philippines, here are some common phrases and words you might need to know. Plus, IPA pronunciation! These can really help you.
Learn and practice these basic phrases to get you started:
- Nasaan ang banyo? /'nɑ sɑ ɑn 'ɑnŋ bɑn nio/ (Where's the restroom?)
- Hindi ako marunong mag-Tagalog /hin ˈdi ʌˈkɔ mɑ ˈru nɔŋ mɑg tʌ ˈgɑ lɔg/ (I don't speak Tagalog)
- Marunong ka ba mag-Ingles? /mʌˈrunɔŋ kʌ bɑŋ mɑg iŋˈgles/ (Can you speak in English?) Note that you can replace "Ingles" with the actual English word "English" because most Filipinos don't use Ingles anymore."
- Salamat! /sɑˈlɑ mɑt/ (Thank you)You can also just say Thank You. In fact, it is better to use Thank You.
- Maraming salamat! /mʌ rɑ miŋ sɑ ˈlɑ mɑt/ (Thank you very much)
- Walang Anuman /wʌˈlɑng ʌ nuˈ mɑn/(You're welcome)
- Puwede ba ninyo akong tulungan? /ˈpue de ba niˈnio ʌˈkɔŋ tuˈluŋan/ (Can you help me?)
Try some more detailed phrases:
- Mahal kita /mʌˈhal kiˈtɑ/(I love you)
- Tulong! /ˈtu lɔŋ/ (Help!)
- Pumunta ka dito /puˈmun ɑ kɑ ˈdi tɔ /(Come here)
- Kumusta ka? /ku ˈmus ta ka/or simply Kamusta? (How are you?)
- Magkano? /mʌgˈka nɔ/(How much?)
- Ano'ng pangalan mo? /ɑˈnɔŋ pʌ ˈnga lʌn mɔ/ (What's your name?)
- Ilang taon ka na? /iˈlɑŋ tʌ ˈɔn kʌ na/ (How old are you?)
- Saan ka nakatira? /sɑ ˈɑn kɑ nʌˈkɑ tiˈrɑ /(Where do you live?)
Learn the following questions:
- Ito /iˈtɔ/(This)
- Iyon or 'yon /iˈjɔn/ or /jɔn/ (That)
- Ano 'yan? /ʌ ˈnɔ ˈjɑn/ (What's that?)
- Sino 'yan? /ˈsi nɔ 'jɑn/ (Who is that?)
- Bakit? /ˈbɑ kit/ (Why?)
- Ano? /ʌˈnɔ/(What?)
- Sino? /ˈsi nɔ/ (Who?)
- Saan? /sɑ ˈɑn/(Where?)
- Kailan? /ˈkɑi lɑn/(When?)
- Paano? /pʌˈɑ nɔ/ (How?)
- Isa /iˈsɑ/ (1)
- Dalawa /dʌ lʌ ˈwɑ/ (2)
- Tatlo /tɑtˈlɔ/(3)
- Apat /ˈɑ pɑt/(4)
- Lima /liˈmɑ/(5)
- Anim /ˈɑ nim/(6)
- Pito /piˈtɔ/(7)
- Walo /uɑ'lɔ/(8)
- Siyam /siˈɑm/(9)
- Sampu /sɑm'pu/(10)
- Labing-isa /lʌˈbiŋ iˈsɑ/(11)
- Labing-dalawa / lɑˈbiŋ dʌ lʌ ˈwɑ/(12)
- Labing-tatlo / lɑˈbin tɑtˈlɔ/(13)
- Labing-apat / lɑˈbiŋ ˈɑ pɑt/(14)
- Labing-lima / lɑˈbiŋ liˈmɑ/(15)
- Labing-anim / lɑˈbiŋ ˈɑ nim/(16)
- Labing-pito / lɑˈbim piˈtɔ/(17)
- Labing-walo / lɑˈbiŋ uɑ'lɔ/(18)
- Labing-siyam / lɑˈbiŋ siˈɑm/(19)
- Dalawampu /dʌ lʌ wɑm ˈpu/(20)
Start saying no or yes:
- Hindi /hinˈdi/ or informal /hinˈde/, or Hindi Po /hinˈdi pɔ/ (saying NO to someone elder)
- Oo /ˈɔ ɔ/ (Yes)(Pronounced as O-o not ow-ow)/ Opo /ˈɔp ɔ/ (Yes - if saying to someone elder)
Say some expressions
- Ayoko /ɑ ˈjɔ kɔ/(I don't like (it)). For formal, you can say Ayoko po
- Siyempre /siˈem pre/ (of course!)
QuestionHow do I say "mother and father?"wikiHow ContributorCommunity Answer"Nanay at Tatay" is "Mother and Father". Ina/Inay/Mama are also used to say Mother. Itay/Papa are also used for Father. "At" is "And" in Filipino.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I say "How was your weekend?" in Tagalog?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYou say it as "Kamustâ ang weekend mo? (imformal) or "Kamustâ ang iyông weekend? (formal).Thanks!
QuestionHow do I say "grandma" in Tagalog?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIt's "Lola."Thanks!
QuestionWhat does "aye naku" mean?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerThink of it as "Oh dear!" or "Uh oh!" It's used to show frustration at times.Thanks!
QuestionI want to know about Filipino grammar. How can I learn?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYou can learn about Filipino grammar by buying a Filipino textbook which is used in schools, working with a native speaker or enrolling in a class online or in your community.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I say "you don't have to?"wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerIt would be "Hinde mo kailangan gain." This is referring to "you don't have to do something," or a specific action.Thanks!
QuestionHow do I say "come" in tagalog?wikiHow ContributorCommunity Answer"Come" in tagalog is "Halika" (casual). But if you meant to say "Come in," it is "Pasok ho kayo" or "Pasok po kayo." Note that "Po" can be replaced with "Ho."Thanks!
QuestionHow do I say "Everyone speaks Tagalog" in Tagalog?wikiHow ContributorCommunity Answer"Lahát ng (nang) tao ay nagta-Tagalog" or "Lahát dito'y nagta-Tagalog."Thanks!
QuestionHow do I say "I miss you" in Tagalog?wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerYou can say "nami-miss kita." The word "miss" doesn't have a direct translation.Thanks!
QuestionHow can I say "I love to watch your acting?"wikiHow ContributorCommunity AnswerThere isn't a direct translation. Try "Gustong gusto kong mapanood yung acting mo!" This borders taglish because of the use of the word "acting." What I said literally means, "I really like watching your acting!" The double o is pronounced separately, not like you'd pronounce it in food, but rather ma-pa-noo-ohd.Thanks!
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- If you can't remember these words, say it in English. Most filipinos are fluent in English.
- Some of these words are very bookish and not modern. Try talking to a native speaker for a better grasp.
- When pronouncing the words, don't make the "ow" sound for "o", not /æ/ for "a", and don't aspirate the t's, g's, k's, d's, and other consonants. Filipino accent is like Spanish and Italian accents, however, nowadays, Filipino accent becomes softer.
- Always add "opo" / "po" when talking to older people.
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