The Tagalog word for ‘birthday’ is kaarawan.
The traditional way of greeting a Filipino a happy birthday is to say:
This means “Happy Wishes” or “Joyful Greetings” but it’s understood to be referring to one’s birthday.
With the influence of English, most Filipinos translate the phrase “Happy Birthday” literally and these days say…
Maligayang Bati sa Iyong Kaarawan!
Happy Wishes on Your Birthday!
Continue reading “‘Happy Birthday’”
The Tagalog word for ‘number’ is bilang. The Filipino word is numero.
Labing-isa, labing-dalawa, labing-tatlo…
Continue reading “Tagalog Numbers 11 – 20”
The Tagalog word Mayo
comes from the Spanish word mayo
Continue reading “May in Tagalog”
Father’s Day this year is Sunday, June 18, 2017. Do you know what to say to your Tatay in Tagalog?
Continue reading “Happy Father’s Day”
Try your best with 10 basic Tagalog words! Saan?
= Where? Pakituro.
= Please point. Magkano?
= How much? Pakisulat.
= Please write. Continue reading “10 Survival Travel Words”
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.
Continue reading “Useful Phrases for Travel”