10 Basic Tagalog Words to Know

If you need to learn just ten basic Tagalog words to get by, here’s a list of useful phrases to impress your Filipino friends with. Opo. Salamat. Kamusta. Oo…

Get started learning Tagalog with a few basic words!

Salamat. = Thank you.

Kamusta? = How are you?

Oo. = Yes.

Hindi. = No. Not.

Ako. = I. Me.

Ikaw. = You.

Sarap! = Delicious!

Paumanhin = Sorry, excuse me.

Paalam. = Farewell.

Or informally say

po (marker of respect in phrases and sentences)

When speaking in Tagalog to someone older than you, add po to words, phrases and sentences.

Salamat po.

Kamusta po?

Hindi po.

Ako po.


An exception would be
Opo, which is the polite form of Oo.