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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‘Forgive Me’ in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘forgiveness’ is patawad.

In casual situations, Filipinos use the English expression Sori.

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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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Lovers Arguing in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘dispute’ is away.

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Writing a Love Letter in Tagalog

Exchanging love notes is a cherished tradition in Filipino courtship. A written profession of love is “proof” more solid than words spoken into the air. 

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Expressing Your Crush

The Tagalog word for ‘crush’ is gusto.  As a verb, it also means ‘to like’ and ‘to want’.

May gusto ako sa iyo.
I have a crush on you.

May gusto ka ba sa akin?
Do you have a crush on me?

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‘Do You Love Me?’

Mahal mo ba ako?
Do you love me?

Oo, mahal kita.
Yes, I love you.

Mahal na mahal kita.
I love you very much.

Mahal mo rin ba ako?
Do you love me too?

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Declaring Your Love in Tagalog

Mahal kita.
I love you.
(general, most common)

 

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

Ikaw ang lahat sa akin.
You are everything to me.

Sinasamba kita.
I worship you.

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