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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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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Speak Tagalog in Relationships

Na-miss kita.
I missed you.

Sinungaling!
Liar!

Galit ka ba?
Are you angry?

Nagseselos ka ba?
Are you jealous?

Na-miss mo ba ako?
Did you miss me?

Ang romantiko mo naman!
My, you’re romantic.

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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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‘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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‘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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