I love you.
I love you.
(dramatic, only for lovers)
The Tagalog word for ‘beauty’ is kagandahan.
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.
You think she’s Filipina and you want to make a good first impression by asking her if she’s Filipina in Tagalog. Here’s how to do it.
The Tagalog word for ‘Filipina’ is Pilipina. Filipinos also use the slang Pinay.
There are many ways of saying ‘lover’ in Tagalog.
In popular usage, a kalaguyo means a lover outside marriage. Your wife is your asawa (‘spouse’) or misis, while the other woman is the kalaguyo. It sounds wicked in Tagalog.
Another Tagalog word for ‘mistress’ is kerida from the Spanish querida, meaning a cherished one. It sounds nice in Spanish, but not in Tagalog!
A kasintahan is someone with whom you have promised love. There is no sexual connotation to this word, which sounds very pure and beautiful and sparkly in Tagalog. It derives from the root word sinta, an old-fashioned term for ‘love.’ Two people (a couple) are magkasintahan.
Oo, mahal kita.
Yes, I love you.
Mahal na mahal kita.
I love you very much.
Mahal mo rin ba ako?
Do you love me too?
Want to impress your Filipina girlfriend or wife?
Make an effort to learn a few romantic words and phrases in Tagalog!
This is the most common way of saying ‘I Love You.’ This phrase can be used with anyone, from your grandfather (Mahal kita, Lolo) to your child (Mahal kita, Anak).
This is a very dramatic way of declaring your love for someone. A bit old-fashioned, but it’s the sort of phrase you use with an object of romantic affections.
Filipinos have incorporated a lot of English words into their vocabulary, including the verb for missing someone’s presence. If you really, really miss someone, you can say either one of the following sentences:
Miss na miss kita. = I really miss you.