March in Tagalog

The Filipino word Marso comes from the Spanish word marzo.

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‘Happy Easter’

Maligayang Linggo ng Pagkabuhay!
Happy Easter Sunday!

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February in Tagalog

The Tagalog word Pebrero comes from the Spanish febrero.
 

Pebrero
February

 

sa Pebrero
in February

 

pag-ibig
love

tsokolate
chocolate

matamis
sweet

  puso
heart

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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

The 5 Basic Tagalog Greetings

The Tagalog word maganda means ‘beautiful’ but it is used as the equivalent of the English ‘good’ in greetings. It is common for Filipinos to greet each other with the phrase “Beautiful Day!”

Magandang araw.
Beautiful day ~

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Holy Week in Tagalog

In San Fernando, Pampanga, and also in a few other towns in the Philippines, Christ’s crucifixion is reenacted, with volunteers happy to have themselves actually nailed to a cross.

Kwaresma / Kuwaresma
Lent

Semana Santa
= Mahal na Araw
Holy Week

Domingo de Ramos
Linggo ng Palaspas
Palm Sunday

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‘How Old Are You?’ in Tagalog

The Filipino word for ‘age’ is edad.

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10 Basic Tagalog Words to Know

If you need to learn just ten basic Tagalog words to get by, here’s a list of useful phrases to impress your Filipino friends with. Opo. Salamat. Kamusta. Oo…

Get started learning Tagalog with a few basic words!

Salamat. = Thank you.

Kamusta? = How are you?

Oo. = Yes.

Hindi. = No. Not.
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