NANG

This is a conjunction.

nang
when, so that

Nagulat ako nang nakita ko sila.
I was shocked when I saw them.

Kumain ka, nang (sa ganoon ay) hindi ka magutom.
Eat, so that you won’t go hungry.

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SA

The Tagalog word sa is a preposition that can mean to, at, in, for or on, depending on the context.

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Days of the Week

Mga Araw ng Linggo / Days of the Week

The Tagalog word linggo means both “week” and “Sunday” — in the latter case, it is written capitalized.

Use sa to say ‘on’ a certain day.

 

Lunes
Monday

 

Martes
Tuesday

 

Miyerkules
Wednesday

 

Huwebes
Thursday

 

Biyernes
Friday

 

Sabado
Saturday

 

Linggo
Sunday

 

Sa Lunes
On Monday

  

Sa Martes
On Tuesday

  

Sa Miyerkules
On Wednesday

  

Sa Huwebes
On Thursday
  

Sa Biyernes
On Friday

  

Sa Sabado
On Saturday

  

Sa Linggo
On Sunday

Superlative Form of Adjectives

The Tagalog word for ‘adjective’ is pang-uri.

SUPERLATIVE FORM OF TAGALOG ADJECTIVES

pinaka-
the most ~

pinakamaganda
the most beautiful

pinakamatalino
the smartest

Ito ang pinakamalinis.
This is the cleanest.

Siya ang pinakamalakas.
She/He is the strongest.

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Examples of Filipino Slang Words

A sampling of Filipino slang words:

yosi
cigarette

dehins
nope

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Vocabulary: In the Kitchen

The Filipino word for ‘kitchen’ is kusina.

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Where Are You From?

Taga-saan siya?
Where is he/she from?

Taga-saan sila?
Where are they from?

Taga-saan ka?
Where are you from?
(to young people)

Taga-saan po kayo?
Where are you from?
(to old people)

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How to Be Polite in Tagalog

Maging Magalang = Be Polite

When talking to people older than you, the easiest way to make your sentences polite is to add po, usually at the end.

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