(used as a greeting)
The Tagalog word maganda means ‘beautiful’ but it is used as the equivalent of the English ‘good’ in greetings. It is common for Filipinos to greet each other with the phrase “Beautiful Day!”
How are you?
Let’s go. (to leave)
Don’t mention it.
Wait a moment.
I don’t know.
The Tagalog word for ‘birthday’ is kaarawan.
The traditional way of greeting a Filipino a happy birthday is to say:
This means “Happy Wishes” or “Joyful Greetings” but it’s understood to be referring to one’s birthday.
With the influence of English, most Filipinos translate the phrase “Happy Birthday” literally and these days say…
Maligayang Bati sa Iyong Kaarawan!
Happy Wishes on Your Birthday!
The simplest, easiest way to say “Let’s…” in Tagalog is to use the verb and then add tayo.
A more advanced way to say “Let’s…” in Tagalog is to conjugate the verb, then add tayo.