The native Tagalog word for “store” is pamilihan (“marketplace”), but most Filipinos these days use the Spanish-derived word tindahan to refer to most stores, and the merchandise is called paninda.
Marami pala kayong paninda dito.
So you guys have a lot of merchandise here after all.
Anu-anong paninda ninyo?
What sort of stuff are you folks selling?
Anong oras magbubukas ang tindahan?
What time will the store open?
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to talk / to discuss
to have a conversation
Pag-usapan natin ito.
Let’s talk about this.
Let’s discuss this.
May pakiusap ako.
I have a request.
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The root word of ‘listen’ in kinig.
Listen (in general).
“Listen you!” “Pay attention.”
Nakikinig ka ba?
Are you listening?
listen (to someone or something)
Pakinggan mo ito.
Listen to this.
Pakinggan mo ako.
Listen to me.
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I missed you.
Galit ka ba?
Are you angry?
Nagseselos ka ba?
Are you jealous?
Na-miss mo ba ako?
Did you miss me?
Ang romantiko mo naman!
My, you’re romantic.
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The Tagalog word for ‘woman’ is babae. Filipinos also use the slang Pinay, a word without negative connotation. It’s the female equivalent of Pinoy.
woman Kailangan ko ng babae.
I need a woman.
(Sometimes has a negative connotation.)
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