Discussing Sex in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘sex’ is pagtatalik but most Filipinos just say seks.

Gusto kitang mahalin. Gusto kong mag-seks.
I want to love you. I want to have sex.

Pwede (na) ba tayong mag-seks?
Can we have sex (already)?

Bakit ayaw mong mag-seks?
Why don’t you want to have sex?

Kung ayaw mong mag-seks…
If you don’t want to have sex…

Hindi kita pipilitin.
I’m not going to force you.

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Writing a Love Letter in Tagalog

Exchanging love notes is a cherished tradition in Filipino courtship. A written profession of love is “proof” more solid than words spoken into the air. 

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Asking for a Kiss in Tagalog

Halikan mo ako.
Kiss me.

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Declaring Your Love in Tagalog

Mahal kita.
I love you.
(general, most common)


Iniibig kita.
I love you.
(dramatic, only for lovers)

Ikaw ang lahat sa akin.
You are everything to me.

Sinasamba kita.
I worship you.

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Flirting in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for a woman’s ‘flirtation’ is alembong.

Here are a few nice and simple Tagalog words and phrases you can use on the person you’ve got eyes on. 🙂

Magandang umaga.
Good morning.

Ang ganda ng panahon, no?
Isn’t the weather nice?

Ano ang pangalan mo?
What’s your name?

Saan ka nakatira?
Where do you live?

Puwede ba kitang tawagan?
May I call you?

Tawagan mo ako.
Call me.

Ang ganda mo!
You’re so beautiful.

Ang guwapo!
So handsome.

Ang bango mo.
You smell nice.

Ang ganda ng buhok mo.
Your hair’s beautiful.

Ang ganda ng suot mo.
You’re dressed nice.

Ang ganda ng kutis mo.
Your skin is beautiful.

Sobrang init!
My, it’s hot.

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Lovers Arguing in Tagalog

The Tagalog word for ‘dispute’ is away.

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Give Compliments in Tagalog

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Asking a Filipina for a Date

Puwede ba kitang tawagan?
=Pwede ba kitang tawagan?
Can I call you?

Anong “pon namber” mo?
What’s your phone number?

Labas tayo minsan.
Let’s go out sometime.

Gusto mo bang manood ng sine?
Would you like to go watch a movie?

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