ASAWA

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.

asawa
spouse

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.

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