ASAWA

asawa
spouse

The native Tagalog word asawa is gender-neutral and can mean either husband or wife. Filipinos informally use mister to refer to a husband and misis to refer to a wife.


mag-asawa
husband and wife


Mag-asawa kami.
We are husband and wife. (We're married.) 


nag-asawa
get married


Nag-asawa uli.
Got married again.


buhay may-asawa
married life


asawang lalaki
male spouse

asawang babae
female spouse


May asawa na ako.

I have a spouse already.
= I'm married already.


Wala akong asawa.
I don't have a spouse.
= I'm not married.


The Tagalog word for 'marriage' or 'wedding' is kasal.