‘August’ in Tagalog

ika-walong buwan ng taon
eighth month of the year

Agosto
August

sa Agosto
in August

sa buwan ng Agosto
in the month of August

sa ika-apat ng Agosto
on the fourth of August

sa unang araw ng Agosto
on the first day of August

sa unang Lunes ng Agosto
on the first Monday of August

sa huling araw ng Agosto
on the last day of August

sa huling linggo ng Agosto
on the last week of August

buwan ng Agosto
month of August

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Listen to Me Speak Tagalog

The root word of ‘listen’ in kinig.

Makinig ka.
Listen (in general).
“Listen you!” “Pay attention.”

Nakikinig ka ba?
Are you listening?

pakinggan
listen (to someone or something)

Pakinggan mo ito.
Listen to this.

Pakinggan mo ako.
Listen to me.

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KAMUSTA o KUMUSTA

The word comes from the Spanish phrase ¿Cómo está?

The standard Tagalog spelling is Kumusta, but most Filipinos now use Kamusta.

Kamusta?
What’s up?

Kamusta ka?
How are you?
(don’t use with old people)

Kamusta ka na?
How have you been?
= “What’s up?”

Kamusta na po kayo?
How are you?
(polite version for older people)

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‘Thank You’ in Tagalog

Salamat is the Tagalog word for ‘thanks.’

Maraming salamat.
Many thanks. / Thank you very much.

Maraming salamat po.
Thank you very much. (formal)

Maraming salamat sa ‘yo.
Many thanks to you. (casual)

Maraming salamat po sa inyo.
Many thanks to you. (formal)

Salamat sa tulong nila.
Thanks to their help.

Pasalamatan mo siya.
Say thanks to her/him.
= Thank him/her.

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‘Where’ in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘where’ is
saan.

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Ask ‘Who’ in Tagalog

Sino?
Who?

Sino ka?
Who are you?

Sino siya?
Who is she?
=Who is he?

Sino ang kasama mo?
Who’s with you?

Sino ang kausap mo?
Who are you talking to?

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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.
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Make Words Plural in Tagalog

To make a word plural in Tagalog, use mga before it.

It is pronounced “mah-nga.”

 

mga bata
children

mga tao
people

mga nanay
mothers

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