KAIBIGAN

root word: ibig (fondness)

kaibigan
friend


The most common meaning of the Tagalog word kaibigan is ‘friend’ but if you pronounce it incorrectly it could come out sounding like the rarely used word for ‘lover.’

kaibigan
lover

 


Kaibigan kita.
You are my friend.

magkaibigan
to be friends

Magkaibigan ba tayo?
Are we friends?

kaibiganin
to make friends with

Kaibiganin mo sila.
Make friends with them.

pakikipagkaibigan
making friends

pagkakaibigan
friendship

Mahigit sa kaibigan.
More than friends.

kaibigang putik
a “mud friend” (an insincere friend)
= a false friend (untrue, fake)