How to Swear in Tagalog

The Tagalog word puta literally means 'whore' but is used as an expletive to express anger or frustration like 'fuck' in English.

Anak ng puta!
Son of a bitch!
- sounds more extreme in Tagalog than in English

Putang ina mo!
Your mother's a whore!
- contraction of puta ang ina mo
- the strongest way to express anger at someone
- something like 'Fuck you!'

 

Tangina!
- contraction of Putang ina mo, but different usage
- this is more like an expletive like 'Damn' or 'Fuck'

 
Tangina mo!
Fuck you!

 

Anak ng pating.
Son of a shark.
- cute euphemism for anak ng puta
- sort of like saying 'son of a gun'


Anak ng tipaklong.
Son of a grasshopper.
- another euphemism for anak ng puta
- used to express frustration


Anak ng tupa.
Son of sheep.
- another euphemism for anak ng puta
- used to express frustration


Anak ka ng puta!
You're the son of a whore!
You're the son of a bitch!
You're a sonovabitch!