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)