April in Tagalog

From the Spanish abril

Abril
= April

buwan ng Abril
month of April

tanga
stupid / a fool

mga tanga
fools

Araw ng Mga Tanga
April Fools’ Day

Araw ng Manloloko at Nagpapaloko
Day of Pranksters and Fools

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“Happy Earth Day” in Tagalog

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd. It is observed in order to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

Maligayang Araw ng Daigdig!
Happy Earth Day!!

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“Summer” in Tagalog

In the Philippines, “summer” is from around March to May. The rainy season with strong typhoons is from June to November.

 
tag-araw
the sunny season
“summer”
 
tag-init
the hot season
“summer”

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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

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day this year (2017) is on Sunday, May 14th. Do you know what to say to your Nanay in Tagalog?

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Colors in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘color’ is kulay.

itim
black

putî
white

dilaw
yellow

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Holy Week in Tagalog

In San Fernando, Pampanga, and also in a few other towns in the Philippines, Christ’s crucifixion is reenacted, with volunteers happy to have themselves actually nailed to a cross.

Kwaresma / Kuwaresma
Lent

Semana Santa
= Mahal na Araw
Holy Week

Domingo de Ramos
Linggo ng Palaspas
Palm Sunday

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‘Happy Easter’

Maligayang Linggo ng Pagkabuhay!
Happy Easter Sunday!

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