Tagalog Absolute Beginner Lesson 3 – Likes & Dislikes

Tagalog Absolute Beginner Lesson 3 – Likes & Dislikes

Category : Beginner Lessons

In the previous lesson, you learned how to introduce yourself. Ano ang pangalan mo? In this lesson, you will learn how to express your likes and dislikes of objects, people and actions.

gusto
like


ayaw
dislike

3.1 Liking and disliking objects

To show your like or desire for something, use the phrase ‘Gusto ko ng’ + ‘item/thing’.

Example:


Gusto ko ng tinapay.
I want bread.

Gusto ko ng tubig.
I want water.

To show your dislike or disapproval for something, use the phrase ‘Ayaw ko ng’ + ‘item/thing’.

Example:


Ayaw ko ng manok.
I don’t want chicken.

Ayaw ko ng petsay.
I don’t want bokchoy.

3.2 Liking and disliking actions

To show your like or desire to do something, use the phrase ‘Gusto kong’ + ‘action verb’.

Example:


Gusto kong tumakbo.
I want to run.


Gusto kong maligo.
I want to bathe.


Gusto kong uminom ng tubig.
I want to drink water.

To show your dislike or disapproval to do something, use the phrase ‘Ayaw kong’ + ‘action verb’.

Example:


Ayaw kong magtabaho.
I don’t want to work.


Ayaw kong lumagoy.
I don’t want to swim.


Ayaw kong mamatay.
I don’t want to die.

3.3 Liking and disliking someone

Gusto kita.
I like you.


Gusto ko siya.
I like him/her.

To express that you like someone by their name, use the phrase ‘Gusto ko si’ + ‘their name’.


Gusto ko si Manny Pacquiao.
I like Manny Pacquiao.


Ayaw ko sa iyo.
I don’t like you.


Ayaw ko sa kanya.
I don’t like him/her.


Ayaw ko si Manny Pacquiao.
I don’t like Manny Pacquiao.

3.4 Asking for someone’s likes and dislikes


Ano ang gusto mo?
What do you like/want?


Alin ang gusto mo, A o B?
Which one do you like, A or B?


Ano ang gusto mo, isda o baboy?
What do you like, fish or pig.

Ikaw? Anong gusto mo?
And you? What do you like?

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Slang Of The Day

Jowa
lover / boyfriend / girlfriend

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

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