Tagalog Words For Numbers

Filipino primary schools teach children to count in Filipino and English. As a result of 373 years of Spanish colonization (1521 – 1898) over the Philippines, Spanish derived numbers are used commonly by most of the Filipino population.

 

English Tagalog
one isa
two dalawa
three tatlo
four apat
five lima
six anim
seven pito
eight walo
nine siyam
ten sampu
eleven labing-isa
twelve labing-dalawa
thirteen labintatlo
fourteen labing-apat
fifteen labinlima
sixteen labing-anim
seventeen labimpito
eighteen labing-walo
nineteen labinsiyam
twenty dalawampu
hundred daan
thousand libo
million milyon

Besides counting with Tagalog numbers, Filipinos often use Spanish-derived numbers for telling time and one’s age. Often they provide a faster and simpler way to speak.

For example:
labindalawa (syllables: 5)
twelve

dose (syllables: 2)
twelve (Spanish derived)

Tagalog Spanish derived
isa
one

uno
one
dalawa
two

dos
two
tatlo
three

tres
three
apat
four
kuatro
four
lima
five
sinko
five
anim
six
seis
six
pito
seven
siete
seven
walo
eight
ocho
eight
siyam
nine
nueve
nine
sampu
ten
diez
ten

To express a specific number of an object, add ‘ng’ to the number words that end in vowels and add ‘na’ to the number words that end in consonants.

For example:
pito(ng) isda
seven fish


isang bata
one child


anim na sapatos
six shoes


siyam na libro
seven books


Tagalog Words For Nature

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disyerto
desert

kagubatan
forest

isla
island


bundok
mountain


burol
hill


langit
sky


tabing-dagat
beach


dagat
sea


ilog
river

lupa
earth


puno
tree


bulaklak
flower


Tagalog Words For Animals and Insects


hayop
animal


oso
bear

palaka
frog

baka
cow

pagong
turtle

kuneho
rabbit


ibon
bird

usa
deer


manok
chicken

sisiw
chick

unggoy
monkey

buwaya
crocodile


aso
dog


isda
fish


bibi
duckling

paniki
bat

kambing
goat


daga
rat


ahas
snake


baboy
pig


leon
lion

tupa
sheep


elepante
elephant


kabayo
horse


pusa
cat

eel
igat

tigre
tiger

kalabaw
carabao

dyirap
giraffe

Insects


langgam
ant

gagamba
spider

salaginto
beetle

paruparo
butterfly

tipaklong
grasshopper

uod
caterpillar


langaw
housefly/common fly/fruit fly


lamok
mosquito


ipis
cockroach

putakti
wasp/hornet

alupihan
centipede

anito
termite


Most Common Tagalog Greetings

Here are the common ways to greet people in Tagalog.

The word ‘maganda’ directly translates as ‘beautiful’, but is used as ‘good’ in the context of greeting someone. A beautiful morning is a good morning!


Magandang araw.
Good day.


Magandang umaga.
Good morning.


Magandang tanghali.
Good noon.

Magandang hapon.
Good afternoon.

Magandang gabi.
Good evening.

helo
hello


kamusta
hello


Kamusta ka?
How are you?


Kamusta kayo?
How are you? (plural)

Tagal na ah.
Long time no see.

Paalam.
Goodbye.

Hangang sa muli.
See you next time.


Tagalog Phrases For Asking For Forgiveness

The words used for asking for forgiveness can vary depending on the situation. Here are several ways to say sorry and ask for forgiveness.

Patawad
Sorry/forgiveness

Sori
Sorry (colloquial)


kasalanan
fault

Kasalanan ko yan.
That’s my fault.

Patawarin mo ako
Forgive me


Hindi ko ginawa iyan.
I didn’t do that.


Kailangan ko ng tawad mo.
I need your forgiveness.


Bigyan mo ako ng pagkakataon.
Give me a chance.


Tagalog Phrases For Compliments

Surprise your Filipino friends by giving them a compliment in Tagalog! To emphasize your compliment, simply add ‘talaga’ to the end of each sentence below. ‘talaga’ means ‘really’.

Mabait ka. Mabait ka talaga.
You are kind. You are really kind.


Ang gwapo mo. / Gwapo ka.
You are handsome.


Ang ganda mo. / Maganda ka.
You are pretty.


Ang bango mo. / Mabango ka.
You smell good.


Ang seksi mo. / Seksi ka.
You are sexy.


Ang talino mo. /Matalino ka.
You are smart.

Ang bait mo. / Mabait ka.
You are kind.


Ang bait mo sa akin.
You are so kind to me.


Ang gwapo ng mukha mo.
Your face is handsome.


Ang seksi ng buhok mo.
Your hair is sexy.


Ang bango ng katawan mo.
Your body smells good.


Tagalog Phrases For Love And Relationships

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Impress your special someone with romantic phrases that convey your love and passionate feelings.

Love


Mahal kita.
I love you.

Iniibig kita.
I love you. (serious)


Mahal mo ba ako?
Do you love me?


Oo, mahal kita talaga.
Yes, I really love you.


Mahal na mahal kita.
I love you very much.


Mahal din kita.
I love you too.

Relationships

Gusto kita.
I like you.


Na-miss kita.
I missed you.

Gusto kitang makita.
I want to see you.

Gusto kitang pakasalan.
I want to marry you.


Kumpleto mo ako.
You complete me.


Tagalog Slang For EveryDay Use

Tagalog is a language that is evolving at a rapid pace. Locals often modify words with English and Spanish influence. To better understand and converse in Tagalog, here are common Tagalog slang words for every day use in the Philippines.


Pinoy/Pinay
Filipino / Filipina

Example:


Ako ay Pinoy.
I am Filipino.

taratitat
very talkative

Example:
Tarititat siya talaga.
He is really talkative.

chibog
mealtime

Example:
Chibog na tayo!
Come on, let’s eat!


kulelat
last place or loser

Example:


Kulelat siya sa karera.
He is last in the race.


Tagalog Phrases About The Weather

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The weather is a common topic for starting up a conversation. Like in English, Tagalog also uses phrases related to weather as forms of greetings.

panahon
weather


Maganda ang panahon.
The weather is beautiful.


Magandang panahon.
Beautiful weather. (can be used as a casual greeting or to comment on the weather)


Masama ang panahon.
The weather is bad.


Mainit ang araw.
The day is hot.


Maulap ngayon.
It is cloudy today.


Maaraw ngayon.
It is sunny today.


Malamig ngayon.
It is cold today.


Mainit ngayon.
It is hot today.

Mahangin ngayon.
It is windy today.


Umuulan ngayon.
It is raining now.


Kumukulog na.
It’s thundering already.


Tagalog Phrases For Who Questions (Sino)


sino
who

Sino ka?
Who are you?


Sino kayo?
Who are you? (plural)


Sino ang doktor?
Who is the doctor?


Kaninong tubig ito?
Whose water is this?


Sino ang mula sa Maynila?
Who is from Manila?

Sino ang iyong kaibigan sa trabaho?
Who is your friend at work?

Alternatively, you can ask for someone’s name.


Ano ang pangalan mo?
What is your name?

Ano ang pangalan niya?
What is his/her name?


Ano ang pangalan ng doktor mo?
What is the name of your doctor?


Tagalog On The Spot

Slang Of The Day

Jowa
lover / boyfriend / girlfriend

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