Speaking Tagalog On a Date

Saan mo gustong umupo?
Where would you like to sit?

Anong gusto mong inumin?
What would you like to drink?

Anong gusto mong kainin?
What would you like to eat?

Umiinom ka ba?
Do you drink (liquor)?

Masarap ‘yung ____________ .
The _____________ is delicious.

Masarap ito.
This is delicious.
(pointing to a menu item)

Umorder ka ng kahit ano.
Order anything.

Huwag kang mahiya.
Don’t be shy.

Akong bahala.
I’ll take care of it.
I’ll handle it.

Anong gusto mong panoorin?
What would you like to watch?

Anong gusto mong pakinggan?
What would you like to listen to?

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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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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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‘Did I Hurt You?’

Nasaktan ba kita?
Did I hurt you?

Ayaw kitang saktan.
I don’t want to hurt you.

Masakit ba?
Does it hurt?

Masakit.
It hurts.

Masakit ang ginawa mo sa akin.
What you did to me hurt.

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‘Are You Jealous?’ in Tagalog

The Filipino word for ‘jealousy’ is selos.

seloso
a man prone to jealousy

selosa
a woman prone to jealousy

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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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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. Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Pickup Lines”

‘Will You Marry Me?’

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

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