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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‘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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“You’re Beautiful” in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘beauty’ is kagandahan.

Ang ganda mo!
You’re beautiful!

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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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Love in Tagalog: Pag-ibig / Pagmamahal

There are many different Tagalog words for love. Two commonly used nouns are pag-ibig and pagmamahal.

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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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Flirting in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for a woman’s ‘flirtation’ is alembong.

Here are a few nice and simple Tagalog words and phrases you can use on the person you’ve got eyes on. 🙂

Magandang umaga.
Good morning.

Ang ganda ng panahon, no?
Isn’t the weather nice?

Ano ang pangalan mo?
What’s your name?

Saan ka nakatira?
Where do you live?

Puwede ba kitang tawagan?
May I call you?

Tawagan mo ako.
Call me.

Ang ganda mo!
You’re so beautiful.

Ang guwapo!
So handsome.

Ang bango mo.
You smell nice.

Ang ganda ng buhok mo.
Your hair’s beautiful.

Ang ganda ng suot mo.
You’re dressed nice.

Ang ganda ng kutis mo.
Your skin is beautiful.

Sobrang init!
My, it’s hot.

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