Tagalog Slang For EveryDay Use

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.

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Czar Alvarez
3 months ago

What does “sopla” mean in Tagalog?
I often hear it on the news (sinopla, makasopla, etc.).

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Jowa
lover / boyfriend / girlfriend

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

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