By itself, ng serves as a possessive or genitive marker in Tagalog sentences. An easy way to look at one of its uses is to see it as meaning ‘of’ in English.
balat ng hayop
skin of an animal
anak ng babae
child of a woman
(a woman’s child)
ulo ng tao
head of a person
(a person’s head)
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The general Tagalog word for “clothes” is damit. It is also the specific word used to refer to a female’s dress.
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The Tagalog word buwan means both ‘month’ and ‘moon.’
The word comes from the Spanish phrase ¿Cómo está?
The standard Tagalog spelling is Kumusta, but most Filipinos now use Kamusta.
How are you?
(don’t use with old people)
How have you been?
= “What’s up?”
Kamusta na po kayo?
How are you?
(polite version for older people)
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The Tagalog word for ‘where’ is saan
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The Tagalog word puta literally means ‘whore’ but is used as an expletive to express anger or frustration like ‘fuck’ in English. Anak ng puta!
Son of a bitch!
– sounds more extreme in Tagalog than in English
Continue reading “Bad Words in Tagalog”
Try your best with 10 basic Tagalog words! Saan?
= Where? Pakituro.
= Please point. Magkano?
= How much? Pakisulat.
= Please write. Continue reading “10 Survival Travel Words”