10 Basic Tagalog Words to Know


Get started learning Tagalog with a few basic words!


1. Salamat. = Thank you.

2. Kamusta? = How are you?

3. Oo. = Yes.

4. Hindi. = No. Not.

5. Ako. = I. Me.

6. Ikaw. = You.

7. Sarap! = Delicious!

8. Paumanhin = Sorry, excuse me.

9. Paalam. = Farewell.

Or informally say "Ba-bay" = Goodbye.

10. po (marker of respect in phrases and sentences)

When speaking in Tagalog to someone older than you, add po to words, phrases and sentences. Salamat po.


An exception would be Opo, which is the polite form of Oo.