‘You’re Stupid’ in Tagalog

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‘What Time is It?’ in Tagalog

Adding po makes it polite!

Anong oras na po?
What time is it?
(speaking to older people)

Ano?
What?

Anong…
What…

oras
time

na
now / already

Anong oras na?
What time is it?
(casual)

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When Giving a Gift

How to Say ‘Gift’ in Tagalog

regalo
gift

pasalubong
gift you bought on a trip

pamasko
Christmas gift

aginaldo
money as a Christmas gift

Para sa iyo.
For you.

Tanggapin mo ito.
Accept this.

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Government Terms

The native Tagalog word for “government” is pamahalaan. The Spanish-derived Filipino word is gobyerno.

  Republika ng Pilipinas
Republic of the Philippines

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Time Expressions

kahapon: yesterday

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Express Sympathy & Condolences

The Tagalog word for ‘to express condolence’ is pakikiramay.

Kawawa ka naman…
Poor you…

This is a casual way to express sympathy for someone who’s being overworked or undergoing hardship.

Kawawa naman po kayo…
Poor you… (use with older people)

Kami ay nakikiramay sa inyong pagdadalamhati.
We sympathize with your sorrow. (formal)

Tanggapin po ninyo ang aming taos-pusong pakikiramay.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. (formal; use with older people)

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What’s Your Name?

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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Translate into Two-Word Tagalog Phrases

Can you give simple two-word Tagalog translations for these English phrases?

I’m happy.

I’m sad.

I’m angry.

I’m hungry.

I’m thirsty.

I’m sleepy.

I’m tired.

I don’t know.

You wait.

Let’s go out.

I’m jealous.