Don’t in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘do not’ is huwag.

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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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‘When’ in Tagalog


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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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Filipino Slang – Inverted Syllables

These are examples of Filipino slang words formed from the switching of the order of the syllables of the original words.

tsikot, from kotse

goli, from ligo
to take a bath

golets, from the English phrase
Let’s go.

astig, from tigas

gasmati, from matigas
hard-headed or stubborn

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Common Tagalog Adjectives

Mga Pang-Uri

Ang pang-uri ay nagbibigay-turing sa pangngalan o panghalip.
An adjective modifies a noun or pronoun.

Mga Magkasalungat na Salita
Antonyms (Words Having Opposite Meanings)

Mga Halimbawa ng Magkakasalungat na Salita
Examples of Antonyms

bago : new
luma : old

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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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Tagalog SMS Language

Textese or the SMS language (txt-speak, txtese, chatspeak, txt, txtspk, txtk, txto, texting language, txt lingo, SMSish, txtslang, or txt talk) is a term for the abbreviations and slang commonly used in mobile phone text messaging, but also in other Internet-based communication such as email and instant messaging.

Initialisations (acronyms and abbreviations composed of initials)

KSP = Kulang sa Pansin
an attention seeker

Take Care Cuz I Care

out of place

LH = Laking Hadlang
“big obstruction” = cockblocker

Reductions and shortenings, and omission of parts of speech

cnsbi = sinasabi
is saying

kgv = kagabi
last night

kona = ko na
I already

sau = sa iyo
to you

kc = kasi
because, cos, cuz

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