The native Tagalog word for ‘number’ is bilang and the Spanish word also commonly used by Filipinos is numero.
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.
Salamat is the Tagalog word for ‘Thank You.’
To answer ‘Don’t mention it’ or ‘You’re welcome’ say:
It’s nothing at all.
anoman / anuman
To welcome someone into your home or into a store, say Tuloy po kayo.
(addressed to one person, casual)
Please enter. / Please come in.
(addressed to an older person or to a group of people.)
There is no single-word Tagalog translation!
You have to attach paki- in front of the verb.
Please write it here.
Pakiluto mo ito.
Please cook this.
to arrange, put in order, fix
Pakiayos mo ito.
Please fix this.
Pakibigay mo kay Ana.
Please give to Ana.
Pakibigay mo sa nanay mo.
Please give to your mother.
Pakibigay mo ito (sa kanila).
Please give this (to them).
mo = you
Mabuti is the Tagalog word for ‘good.’
It is used to answer ‘Fine’ to the question Kamusta? (‘How are you?’).
It is common for Filipinos to use the English word in greeting each other. In recent years, there’s a tendency to affix the respectful marker po when speaking to even slightly older people. Though this used to sound very strange and awkward, these days you will hear the phrase “Hello po” all the time.
How are you?
– the closest equivalent to the English greeting “Hello”
– this is the more current spelling of Kumusta
– it comes from the Spanish ¿Cómo está?