Tagalog Absolute Beginner Lesson 2 – Introducing Yourself

Tagalog Absolute Beginner Lesson 2 – Introducing Yourself

Category : Beginner Lessons

Kamusta! Previously, you learned the basics of greeting and starting a conversation in Tagalog. With this lesson, you will take the next step in conversing which is learning how to introduce and talk about yourself.

2.1 Names


pangalan
name

To introduce yourself by your name, simply say the phrase “Ako ay si” follow by your name.

Ako ay si ________.
I am ________.


Ako ay si Juan.
I am Juan.


Ang pangalan ko ay Juan.
My name is Juan.


Juan ang pangalan ko.
Juan is my name.


Ano ang pangalan mo?
What is your name?

2.2 Nationality


Taga-Amerika ako.
I am from America. (casual)


Mula ako sa Pilipinas.
I am from the Philippines. (formal)


Nakatira ako sa California.
I live in California.

Taga-saan ka?
Where are you from?

2.3 Age

gúlang
age


taon
year


Limang taon na ako.
I am five years old. (casual)


Ako ay limang taong gulang.
I am five years old. (formal)


Ilang taon ka na?
How old are you?

2.4 Profession and Job

trabaho
job

trabahador
worker

propesyon
profession

Ako ay isang guro.
I am a teacher.


Nagtatrabaho ako sa mol.
I work at the mall.


Wala akong trabaho.
I have no job.

Ano ang trabaho mo?
What is your job?

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Tagalog On The Spot

Slang Of The Day

Jowa
lover / boyfriend / girlfriend

Example:
Jowa mo ba si Juan?
Is Juan your boyfriend?

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