itay, ama, atang, tata

dad, daddy


ang tatay ko
my Dad

ang aking tatay
my Dad

Sinong tatay mo?
Who’s your daddy?

Ako ba ang tatay mo?
Am I your Daddy?

This word is shortened to Tay when addressing your Dad.

Tay, aalis na po ako.
Dad, I’m leaving now.


Remember to use the respectful word po with your tatay!

Another Tagalog word for ‘Dad’ is Itay.

The formal word for ‘father’ in Tagalog is ama.