(used as a greeting)
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The English word ‘understand’ can be translated into Tagalog in at least two ways:
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Make an effort to learn at least a few basic phrases in Tagalog! Magandang araw!
= Beautiful day!
This is how Filipinos would say hello. It’s the equivalent of “Good morning!
” though you can use it in the early afternoon too. Mahal kita.
= I love you.
This is the most common way of saying ‘I Love You.’ This phrase can be used with anyone, from your wife to your grandfather. Sarap nito.
= This is delicious. / This feels good.
The Tagalog word for ‘delicious
‘ is also used for something that feels good.
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Ewan is the more current form of aywan.
Hindi ko alam.
I don’t know. (literal translation)
I don’t know. (colloquial)
I don’t know.
When speaking to older people, add po.
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How to Say ‘Gift’ in Tagalog
gift you bought on a trip
money as a Christmas gift
Para sa iyo.
Tanggapin mo ito.
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The Tagalog word for ‘name’ is pangalan.
Ano ang pangalan mo?
Combine the first two words in conversation:
Anong pangalan mo?
What’s your name? (casual)
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The Tagalog word maganda means ‘beautiful’ but it is used as the equivalent of the English ‘good’ in greetings. It is common for Filipinos to greet each other with the phrase “Beautiful Day!”
Beautiful day ~
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