Naglalakbay akong mag-isa.
I’m traveling alone.
Gusto kong makita ang mga tanawin. Alis!
I want to see the sights. (usually used for natural wonders)
Huwag mo akong istorbohin!
Don’t bother me!
Huwag mo kaming istorbohin.
Don’t bother us.
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I missed you.
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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The Tagalog word for ‘weather’ is panahon.
Continue reading “Describing the Weather”
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.
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?
Continue reading “At The Filipino Store”
Remember to use po and the third-person plural form when talking to someone much older than you.
Compare the following sentences:
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:
Sometimes, ho is substituted for po.
Opo. = Oho.
Salamat po. = Salamat ho.
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