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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Give Compliments in Tagalog

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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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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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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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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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