Say “I Love You” in Tagalog

Mahal kita.
I love you.
(most common)

Iniibig kita.
I love you.
(dramatic, only for lovers)

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Top 10 Romantic Tagalog Phrases for Filipinas

Want to impress your Filipina girlfriend or wife?

Make an effort to learn a few romantic words and phrases in Tagalog!


Mahal kita. = I love you.

This is the most common way of saying ‘I Love You.’ This phrase can be used with anyone, from your grandfather (Mahal kita, Lolo) to your child (Mahal kita, Anak).


Iniibig kita. = I love you.

This is a very dramatic way of declaring your love for someone. A bit old-fashioned, but it’s the sort of phrase you use with an object of romantic affections.


Miss kita. = I miss you.

Filipinos have incorporated a lot of English words into their vocabulary, including the verb for missing someone’s presence. If you really, really miss someone, you can say either one of the following sentences:

Miss kita talaga. = I really miss you.

Miss na miss kita. = I really miss you.

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Give Compliments in Tagalog

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“You’re Beautiful” in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘beauty’ is kagandahan.

Ang ganda mo!
You’re beautiful!

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Asking a Filipina for a Date

Puwede ba kitang tawagan?
=Pwede ba kitang tawagan?
Can I call you?

Anong “pon namber” mo?
What’s your phone number?

Labas tayo minsan.
Let’s go out sometime.

Gusto mo bang manood ng sine?
Would you like to go watch a movie?

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‘Will You Marry Me?’

The Tagalog word for ‘marry’ or ‘marriage’ is
kasal.

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Discussing Sex in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘sex’ is pagtatalik but most Filipinos just say seks.

Gusto kitang mahalin. Gusto kong mag-seks.
I want to love you. I want to have sex.

Pwede (na) ba tayong mag-seks?
Can we have sex (already)?

Bakit ayaw mong mag-seks?
Why don’t you want to have sex?

Kung ayaw mong mag-seks…
If you don’t want to have sex…

Hindi kita pipilitin.
I’m not going to force you.

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