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)
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!
The Tagalog word
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!”
The English word ‘understand’ can be translated into Tagalog in at least two ways:
How are you?
Let’s go. (to leave)
Don’t mention it.
Wait a moment.
I don’t know.