At The Filipino Store

The native Tagalog word for “store” is pamilihan (“marketplace”), but most Filipinos these days use the Spanish-derived word tindahan to refer to most stores, and the merchandise is called paninda.

Filipino grocery store
Buying snacks at a grocery store in Cebu

Marami pala kayong paninda dito.
So you guys have a lot of merchandise here after all.

Anu-anong paninda ninyo?
What sort of stuff are you folks selling?

Anong oras magbubukas ang tindahan?
What time will the store open?

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Conversation Questions For Kids!

Anong ginagawa mo?
What are you doing?

Anong ginawa mo?
What did you do?

May binisita ka ba? 
Did you visit anyone?

May bumisita ba sa bahay ninyo?
Did someone visit your home?

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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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Speak Tagalog in Relationships

Na-miss kita.
I missed you.

Sinungaling!
Liar!

Galit ka ba?
Are you angry?

Nagseselos ka ba?
Are you jealous?

Na-miss mo ba ako?
Did you miss me?

Ang romantiko mo naman!
My, you’re romantic.

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Kissing in Tagalog

Halikan mo ako.
Kiss me.

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Listen to Me Speak Tagalog

The root word of ‘listen’ in kinig.

Makinig ka.
Listen (in general).
“Listen you!” “Pay attention.”

Nakikinig ka ba?
Are you listening?

pakinggan
listen (to someone or something)

Pakinggan mo ito.
Listen to this.

Pakinggan mo ako.
Listen to me.

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Talking about Names

The Tagalog word for ‘name’ is pangalan.

Ano ang pangalan mo?
What’s your name?

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Talk in Tagalog

usap
to talk / to discuss
to have a conversation

Mag-usap tayo.
Let’s talk.

Pag-usapan natin ito.
Let’s talk about this.
Let’s discuss this.

pakiusap
a request

May pakiusap ako.
I have a request.

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