“Good Morning” in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘morning’ is umaga.

maganda
beautiful

Magandang…
Good…

umaga
morning

Magandang umaga.
Good morning.

Magandang umaga po.
Good morning. (when speaking to older people)

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Common Tagalog Greeting

 
Magandang araw.

“Beautiful day.”
(used as a greeting)

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September in Tagalog

The Filipino word Setyembre comes from the Spanish word septiembre.

Setyembre
September

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Tagalog Numbers 11 – 20

The Tagalog word for ‘number’ is bilang. The Filipino word is numero.

Labing-isa, labing-dalawa, labing-tatlo

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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

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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TAPOS

tapos
(stress on first syllable)
done, complete, finished

Kumain kami…. tapos nagpahinga.
We ate… and then rested.


tapós
(accent on second syllable)
to have finished something

 

Tapós na ako.
I’m done.

Tapós na kami.
We’re done.

Tapós ka na ba?
Are you done?

Sa wakas, tapós na ako.
Finally, I’m done!

Tapós na ang bakasyon.
Vacation is over.

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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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