‘Hello’ in Tagalog

Hello.
Hello. (It is common for Filipinos to greet each other in English.)

Kamusta?
How are you?
– the closest equivalent to the English greeting “Hello”
– this is the more current spelling of Kumusta
– it comes from the Spanish ¿Cómo está?


Kamusta ka na?
How have you been?
– this is like “What’s up?”
– don’t use with old people

Mabuti.
Fine. / Good.

Okey lang. / Ayos lang.
Just fine. (So-so…)

Kamusta ang buhay?
How’s life?

Ano ang bago?
What’s new?

Wala.
Nothing.

Wala masyado.
Nothing much.

Ikaw? Mabuti ka ba? Sana mabuti ka rin.
You? Are you fine? I hope you’re fine too.