Tagalog Phrases

This page contains a table including the following: Tagalog phrases, expressions and words in Tagalog, conversation and idioms, Tagalog greetings, and survival phrases. It also helps if you simply want to know what to say when chatting in Tagalog!

Most of the sentences below are used for everyday life conversations, so they might come handy if you memorize them.

Tagalog Phrases


    

English Phrases Tagalog Phrases
 
English Greetings Tagalog Greetings:
Hi!
Good morning! Magandang Umaga!
Good evening! Magandang Gabi!
Welcome! (to greet someone)
How are you? Kumusta?
I'm fine, thanks! Mabuti naman,Salamat!
And you? At ikaw?
Good/ So-So.
Thank you (very much)! Maraming Salamat!
You're welcome! (for "thank you")
Hey! Friend! Kaibigan!
I missed you so much!
What's new? Anong bago?
Nothing much Wala naman
Good night!
See you later! Sa muling pagkikita!
Good bye!
Asking for Help and Directions
I'm lost Ako’y nawawala
Can I help you? Pwede ba kitang tulungan?
Can you help me? Pwede mo ba akong tulungan?
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? Nasaan ang (palikuran/botika)?
Go straight! then turn left/ right! Diretso lang, tapos kaliwa/kanan!
I'm looking for john. Hinahanap ko si John.
One moment please! Isang Saglit lang po.
Hold on please! (phone) Sandali lamang po.
How much is this? Magkano ito?
Excuse me ...! (to ask for something) Makisuyo po…!
Excuse me! ( to pass by) Makikiraan po!
Come with me! Sumama ka sa akin!


    

How to Introduce Yourself
 
Do you speak (English/ Tagalog)?
Just a little. Kaunti lang.
What's your name? Ano ang pangalan mo?
My name is ... Ako ay si….
Mr.../ Mrs.…/ Miss… Ginoo../ Ginang../ Binibining…
Nice to meet you!
You're very kind! Ang bait-bait mo
Where are you from? Taga-saan ka ba?
I'm from (the U.S/ the Philippines) Taga Pilipinas ako.
I'm (American) Ako ay Amerikano.
Where do you live? Saan ka nakatira?
I live in (the U.S/ the Philippines) Nakatira ako sa Pilipinas.
Did you like it here? Gusto mo ba dito?
the Philippines is a wonderful country Ang Pilipinas ay magandang bansa.
What do you do for a living? Ano ang ikinabubuhay mo?
I work as a (translator/ businessman) Nagtatrabaho ako bilang (Translator/Negosyante)
I like Tagalog Gusto ko ang Tagalog.
I've been learning Tagalog for 1 month Pinag-aralan ko ang tagalog ng isang buwan.
Oh! That's good! Mabuti iyan!
How old are you? ilang taon ka na?
I'm (twenty, thirty...) years old. Ako’y (Dalawampung, tatlumpung..) taon gulang na.
I have to go Kailangan ko ng umalis.
I will be right back! Babalik ako.
Wish Someone Something
Good luck!
Happy birthday! Maligayang Kaarawan!
Happy new year! Maligayang Bagong Taon!
Merry Christmas! Maligayang Pasko!
Congratulations!
Enjoy! (for meals...)
I'd like to visit the Philippines one day Gusto kong bisitahin ang Pilipinas isang araw.
Say hi to John for me Ikumusta mo na lang ako kay John.
Bless you (when sneezing)
Good night and sweet dreams! Gandang Gabi!
Solving a Misunderstanding
I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something) Pakiulit nga po..
Sorry (for a mistake) Pasensya na..
No Problem! Walang Problema..
Can You Say It Again? Pakisabi nga ulit?
Can You Speak Slowly? Pwedeng pakihinaan ang iyong pagsasalita?
Write It Down Please! Pakisulat nga po!
I Don't Understand! Hindi ko maintindihan.
I Don't Know! Hindi ko alam.
I Have No Idea. Wala akong ideya.
What's That Called In Tagalog?
What Does "gato" Mean In English?
How Do You Say "Please" In Tagalog? Paano mo sabihin ang “Please” sa tagalog.
What Is This? Ano ito?
My Tagalog is bad. Ang tagalog ko ay mali.
I need to practice my Tagalog Kailangan ko pang pag-aralan ang tagalog.
Don't worry! Huwag kang mag-alala.
Tagalog Expressions and Words
Good/ Bad/ So-So. Maganda/Masama
Big/ Small Malaki/Maliit
Today/ Now Ngayon
Tomorrow/ Yesterday Bukas/Kahapon
Yes/ No Oo/Hindi
Here you go! (when giving something) Para sa iyo!
Do you like it? Nagustuhan mo ba?
I really like it! Nagustuhan ko talaga!
I'm hungry/ thirsty. Ako’y nagugutom/nauuhaw.
In The Morning/ Evening/ At Night. Sa umaga/hapon/gabi.
This/ That. Here/There Ito/Iyan. Dito/Dyan
Me/ You. Him/ Her. Ako/Ikaw. Siya
Really! Talaga!
Look! Tingnan mo!
Hurry up! Bilisan mo!
What? Where? Ano? Saan?
What time is it? Anong oras na?
It's 10 o'clock. 07:30pm. Alas diyes na. Alas syete y medya na ng gabi.
Give me this! Ibigay mo sa akin ito!
I love you! Mahal kita!
I feel sick.
I need a doctor Kailangan ko ng doktor.
One, Two, Three Isa, Dalawa, Tatlo
Four, Five, Six Apat, Lima, Anim
Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten Pito, Walo, Siyam, Sampu.

I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some Tagalog phrases, or Filipino expressions and words. Make sure to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation. If you want to practice what you have learnt here, go to Language Test.