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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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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Talking about Names

The Tagalog word for ‘name’ is pangalan.

Ano ang pangalan mo?
What’s your name?

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Useful Phrases for Travel

Naglalakbay akong mag-isa.
I’m traveling alone.

Gusto kong makita ang mga tanawin.
I want to see the sights. (usually used for natural wonders)

Alis!
Scram!

Huwag mo akong istorbohin!
Don’t bother me!

Huwag mo kaming istorbohin.
Don’t bother us.

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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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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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Talking About Photographs

Sino itong nasa litrato?
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Speaking to Older People

Remember to use po and the third-person plural form when talking to someone much older than you.

Compare the following sentences:

Ewan ko.
I don’t know. (casual)

Ewan ko po.
I don’t know. (respectful)

Salamat sa tulong mo.
Thank you for your help. (casual)

Salamat po sa tulong ninyo.
Thanks to your help. (respectful)

Take note of the following exception:
Oo.

Yes. (casual)

Opo.
Yes. (respectful)

Sometimes, ho is substituted for po.

Opo. = Oho.

Salamat po. = Salamat ho. 

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