ALAY

alay
offering

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SINTA

Sinta is an old-fashioned Tagalog word for ‘love.’

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KITA

The Tagalog word kita has many different meanings and pronunciations.


In the phrase Mahal kita (I love you), mahal means “love” and kita means “I to you”.

Gusto kita.
I like you.

 

Aalagaan kita.
I’ll take care of you.

Papaliguan kita.
I’ll give you a bath.

Pagmamasdan kita.
I’ll observe you.

Kaibigan kita. 
You are my friend.

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GANYAN

ganiyan / ganyan
like that

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IBIGIN

root word: ibig (love)

Ibigin mo ako.
Love me.

Mahalin mo ako.
Love me.

Here, the use of ibigin is more literary than mahalin.

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BAWAL

proibido, ganap na pagpipigil, saway

bawal
prohibited

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MABUYO

root word: buyó

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NAGKATULUYAN

root word: tuloy (to continue)

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