Talking about Names

The Tagalog word for ‘name’ is pangalan.

Ano ang pangalan mo?
What’s your name?

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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

List of Holiday Greetings

Maligayang Araw ng Pasasalamat!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Maligayang Pasko!

Merry Christmas!

Manigong Bagong Taon!
Prosperous New Year!
= Happy New Year!

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‘How Much’ in Tagalog

Magkano?
How much?
(the price, not the amount)

Gaano…?
How…?
(the amount, not the price)

Gaano karami ang kailangan mo?
How much do you need?

Magkano ito?
How much is this?

Magkano iyan?
How much is that?

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Talking About Winter

taglamig
“low-temperature season”
= winter

Malamig ang panahon.
The weather is cold.

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‘Thank You’ in Tagalog

Salamat is the Tagalog word for ‘thanks.’

Maraming salamat.
Many thanks. / Thank you very much.

Maraming salamat po.
Thank you very much. (formal)

Maraming salamat sa ‘yo.
Many thanks to you. (casual)

Maraming salamat po sa inyo.
Many thanks to you. (formal)

Salamat sa tulong nila.
Thanks to their help.

Pasalamatan mo siya.
Say thanks to her/him.
= Thank him/her.

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‘Merry Christmas’ in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for Christmas is Pasko.

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