HINDI

hindi
no, not

Hindi ako.
Not me.

Hindi po.
No, sir. / No, ma’am.

Hindi pa.
Not yet.

Hindi na.
Not anymore.

Hindi na. / Huwag na.
Never mind.

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Top 10 Basic Tagalog Phrases to Know

Make an effort to learn at least a few basic phrases in Tagalog!

Magandang araw! = Beautiful day!
This is how Filipinos would say hello. It’s the equivalent of “Good morning!” though you can use it in the early afternoon too.

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 wife to your grandfather.

Sarap nito. = This is delicious. / This feels good.
The Tagalog word for ‘delicious‘ is also used for something that feels good.

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SANDALI

saglit; sigundo, minuto

sandali
a moment

sandali
an instant

sandali
a second

Sandali lang.
Just a moment.

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UBE

archaic spelling: ubi

ube
purple yam

 
The plant that bears ube has the scientific name Dioscorea alata. It has heart-shaped leaves. Ube is also known in English as water yam or winged yam. On the island of Hawaii, it is known as uhi.

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LUNES

from the Spanish word lunes

Lunes
Monday

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AKIN

ko, ako

akin
mine

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HALUHALO INGREDIENTS

A popular Filipino treat with Japanese origins, haluhalo¬†consists of a blend of fruits, sweet preserves, evaporated milk, and shaved ice. It is frequently topped with a scoop of ice cream. The name literally means “Mix-Mix” referring to the hodgepodge of ingredients.

Haluhalo Espesyal


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KITA

The Tagalog word kita has many different meanings and pronunciations.


In the phrase Mahal kita (I love you), mahal means “love” and kita means “I to you”.

Gusto kita.
I like you.

 

Aalagaan kita.
I’ll take care of you.

Papaliguan kita.
I’ll give you a bath.

Pagmamasdan kita.
I’ll observe you.

Kaibigan kita. 
You are my friend.

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