Tagalog Consonants

The Tagalog word for ‘consonant’ is katinig. There are 23 consonants in the official Filipino alphabet. Here are the 15 basic consonants in the Tagalog abakada:

b k d g h l m n ng p r s t w y
ba ka da ga ha la ma na nga pa ra sa ta wa ya

Pronunciation of Tagalog words: consonants b-h:

b=babahay (house)

k=kakahon (box)

d=dadagat (ocean)

g=ga gatas (milk)

h=hahayop (animal)

Pronunciation of Tagalog words: consonants l-p:

l=la lasa (taste)

m=ma mais (corn)

n=nananay (mother)

ng=nga ngayon (now)

p=pa payat (thin)

Pronunciation of Tagalog words: consonants r-y:

r=raranggo (military rank)

s=sa sabaw (broth)

t=ta tama (right)

w=wa walis (broom)

y=ya yaya (babysitter)