Give Compliments in Tagalog

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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?

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Discussing Sex in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘sex’ is pagtatalik but most Filipinos just say seks.

Gusto kitang mahalin. Gusto kong mag-seks.
I want to love you. I want to have sex.

Pwede (na) ba tayong mag-seks?
Can we have sex (already)?

Bakit ayaw mong mag-seks?
Why don’t you want to have sex?

Kung ayaw mong mag-seks…
If you don’t want to have sex…

Hindi kita pipilitin.
I’m not going to force you.

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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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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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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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Asking for a Kiss in Tagalog

Halikan mo ako.
Kiss me.

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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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