Talking About Winter

taglamig
“low-temperature season”
= winter

Malamig ang panahon.
The weather is cold.

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Ako ay = I am

akó = I, me
Ako ay
I am…

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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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‘Take Care’ in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘to take care’ is

ingat.

 

Ingat ka.
Take care.

 

Ikaw rin.
You too.

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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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Common Tagalog Greeting

 
Magandang araw.

Good day.
(used as a greeting, not as a farewell)

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‘I Don’t Know’ in Tagalog

Ewan is the more current form of aywan.

Hindi ko alam.
I don’t know. (literal translation)

Ewan.
I don’t know. (colloquial)

Ewan ko.
I don’t know.


When speaking to older people, add po.
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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.