Tagalog Absolute Beginner Lesson 5 – Getting Around

Tagalog Absolute Beginner Lesson 5 – Getting Around

Category : Beginner Lessons

Previous lessons have taught you how to introduce yourself, but how do you get to where you’re going? You may need to ask for directions! The word ‘directions’ in Tagalog is ‘direksyon’.

5.1 Where?


saan
where


Nasaan?
Where?

Nasaan ba tayo?
Where are we?


Nasaan ang banyo?
Where is the restroom?

5.2 Directions


dito
here


diyan
there


doon
over there

Pumunta doon si Julia.
Julia went there.


Tumakbo diyan si Julia.
Julia ran over there.

To ask for directions to a location, simply say ‘nasaan ang’ with the location’s name. This will work for most locations.

Example:


Nasaan ang banyo?
Where is the restroom?

5.3 Common Phrases To Get Around

Para
Stop (for requesting to leave a jeepney, tricycle or bus)
Note: It is typical to add ‘po’ at the end of Para to show respect regardless of the driver’s age.


Taga Amerika ako.
I am from America.

Tagasaan ka?
Where are you from?


Nagbabakasyon lang ako dito.
I am just here on vacation.

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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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