Say “I Love You” in Tagalog

Mahal kita.
I love you.
(most common)


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

Continue reading “Say “I Love You” in Tagalog”

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.

Continue reading “Declaring Your Love in Tagalog”

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.

Continue reading “Top 10 Romantic Tagalog Phrases for Filipinas”

‘Will You Marry Me?’

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


Continue reading “‘Will You Marry Me?’”

Valentine’s Day Pickup Lines

Most Filipinos simply use the English phrase “Happy Valentine’s Day” on February 14. But if you wish to express your admiration in Tagalog, here are a few possible pickup lines.

Pinapatibok mo ang puso ko.
You make my heart beat.

Tumitibok ang puso ko tuwing nakikita kita.
My heart beats every time I see you.

Ang puso ko… tumitibok tuwing nakikita ka.
My heart… beats whenever I see you.

Kinikilig ako tuwing nakikita kita.
I shiver every time I see you.

Ngayong araw ng mga puso…
This day of hearts…

Gusto kong ipaalam sa iyo ang damdamin ko.
I want to let you know my feelings for you.

‘Pag nakikita ka, nagagalak ako…
When I see you, I feel joy…

Kapain mo ang dibdib ko… ang puso ko’y tumitibok para sa iyo.
Lay your hand on my chest… my heart beats for you.

Puso ko’y tumitibok-tibok… tuwing nakikita ka.
My heart flutters… whenever I see you.

Isang tingin mo lang at ako’y natutunaw.
Just one look from you and I melt.

Magnanakaw ako. Nanakawin ko ang puso mo.
I’m a thief. I will steal your heart.

Big Bang Theory ka ba? Kasi nabuo ang mundo ko dahil sa iyo.
Are you the Big Bang theory? Because my world formed because of you.

“You’re Beautiful” in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘beauty’ is kagandahan.

Ang ganda mo!
You’re beautiful!

Continue reading ““You’re Beautiful” in Tagalog”

‘I Miss You’ in Tagalog

There is no colloquial Tagalog word for ‘miss’ so Filipinos use the English!  (If you insist on saying “I miss you” in awkward-sounding Tagalog, visit the page on the word sabik.)

Miss kita. Miss kita talaga.
I miss you. I miss you very much.

Continue reading “‘I Miss You’ in Tagalog”

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?

Continue reading “Asking a Filipina for a Date”