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!


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!