Tagalog Consonants

The Tagalog word for 'consonant' is katinig. There are 23 consonants in the official Filipino alphabet. Here are the 15 basic consonants in the Tagalog abakada:

b k d g h l m n ng p r s t w y

ba ka da ga ha la ma na nga pa ra sa ta wa ya


Pronunciation of Tagalog words: consonants b-h:

b=ba - bahay (house)

k=ka - kahon (box)

d=da - dagat (ocean)

g=ga - gatas (milk)

h=ha - hayop (animal)

Pronunciation of Tagalog words: consonants l-p:

l=la - lasa (taste)

m=ma - mais (corn)

n=na - nanay (mother)

ng=nga - ngayon (now)

p=pa - payat (thin)

Pronunciation of Tagalog words: consonants r-y:

r=ra - ranggo (military rank)

s=sa - sabaw (broth)

t=ta - tama (right)

w=wa - walis (broom)

y=ya - yaya (babysitter)