Talking to Filipinas

The Tagalog word for ‘woman’ is babae. Filipinos also use the slang Pinay, a word without negative connotation. It’s the female equivalent of Pinoy.

babae
woman

Kailangan ko ng babae.
I need a woman.
(Sometimes has a negative connotation.)

 

Pinay
Filipina

Pilipina
Filipina

Pinay ka ba?
Are you Filipina?

Pilipina ka ba?
Are you Filipina?

 

Cebuana ka ba?
Are you Cebuana?

Bisaya ka ba?
Are you Visayan?

Tagasaan ka?
Where are you from?

Taga-saan ka sa Pilipinas?
Where are you from in the Philippines?