Learn Tagalog!

Here are a few random Tagalog phrases you can use as translations for common English expressions:

Kamusta ang buhay? - How's life?
May bago ba? - What's new?
Wala naman - Nothing much.
Ikaw? Kamusta ka naman? - You? And how are you?

Anong pangalan mo? - What's your name?
Ang bait mo naman. - You are so kind.  

Anong ginagawa mo? - What are you doing?

Pagod na 'ko - I'm tired already.
Ang lamig - It's cold.
Ang init - It's hot.

Nasaan ka ba? - Where are you.
Halika rito. - Come here.
May ipapakita ako sa iyo. - I will show you something.

Ano ba ang gusto mo? - So what do you want?
Hindi ko alam - I don't know.

Salamat - Thank you.
Walang anuman- You're welcome.



PRONOUNS

Ako - Me/ I
Ikaw - You
Siya - Him/Her
Yun - That
Sila - Them
Kami - We/Us
Kayo - You guys.  
Pati / at / at saka - And


Sa iyo - Singular
Sa inyo - Plural

In many cases, even if you are talking to one person, it's better to use plural. 

When addressing elders, Filipino statements with the word "po" attached is used. 

Example: May ipapakita po ako sa inyo.

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Tagalog Words and Phrases for Christmas

The Philippines is renowned for celebrating the longest Christmas season in the world. Filipinos start playing Christmas carols on September first and don't even think about putting away the tree and decorations until after January sixth.

Get into the jolly Filipino spirit of Christmas with a few Tagalog words and phrases. Put a bigger smile on the faces of the Filipinos you know by using their language!

regalo
gift

pamasko
Christmas gift

Bibigyan kita ng pamasko.
I'll give you a Christmas gift.

Anong gusto mong pamasko?
What Christmas gift would you like?

Gusto mo ba ng laruan?
Do you want a toy?

Gusto mo ba ng kotse?
Do you want a car?

Gusto mo ba ng libro?
Do you want a book?

Nasaan ang pamasko ko???
Where's my Christmas gift???

May binili ako para sa iyo. Don't worry.
I bought something for you. Huwag kang mag-alala.

Sana magustuhan mo.
I hope you like it.

Ito ay para sa iyo.
This is for you.

Learn more about Christmas traditions in the Philippines!

Say "Merry Christmas" in Tagalog!