10 Basic Tagalog Words to Know

If you need to learn just ten basic Tagalog words to get by, here’s a list of useful phrases to impress your Filipino friends with. Opo. Salamat. Kamusta. Oo…

Get started learning Tagalog with a few basic words!

Salamat. = Thank you.

Kamusta? = How are you?

Oo. = Yes.

Hindi. = No. Not.
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10 Survival Travel Words

Try your best with 10 basic Tagalog words!

Saan? = Where?

Pakituro. = Please point.

Magkano? = How much?

Pakisulat. = Please write.
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Tagalog-English Dictionary

Diksyunaryo / Talahulugan

Use the search box to find a word in the Tagalog-English dictionary of our site 🙂
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Very Short Tagalog Words

At this time, short Tagalog words consisting of just two letters (for example: pa, na, ka…) do not appear in our search results. For many of those, we have created short urls to make them easy for you to find.




aqat, ay, ba, bb, bkka, keko, di, ggha, ho, ipaloma, monani, ngno, nuqopa, pipo, rp, sa, sito, uy, yo

d5 / De5 = DeLima / Senator De Lima

D30 / DU30 / PDU30 = President Duterte

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March in Tagalog

The Filipino word Marso comes from the Spanish word marzo.

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April in Tagalog

From the Spanish abril

= April

buwan ng Abril
month of April

stupid / a fool

mga tanga

Araw ng Mga Tanga
April Fools’ Day

Araw ng Manloloko at Nagpapaloko
Day of Pranksters and Fools

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Vocabulary List: Politics & Government


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Holy Week in Tagalog

In San Fernando, Pampanga, and also in a few other towns in the Philippines, Christ’s crucifixion is reenacted, with volunteers happy to have themselves actually nailed to a cross.

Kwaresma / Kuwaresma

Semana Santa
= Mahal na Araw
Holy Week

Domingo de Ramos
Linggo ng Palaspas
Palm Sunday

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