The phrases below are for the beginners who want to learn Tagalog or for those who wish to learn basic and commonly spoken Tagalog phrases and sentences before travelling to Philippines.

Here you can find phrases used to greet when meeting new people, basic phrases for travellers that are often needed for e.g. asking for directions to navigate local area or when visiting hotels for accommodation. In addition, learn time and day phrases, and more importantly numbers in Tagalog (Filipino) which is required for everyday use.

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Greetings and Pleasantries in Tagalog

There are different ways to greet people and wishing them the best wishes in Tagalog Language. Leave a good impression by learning some of the most basic form of greetings and pleasantries which you can use when meeting anyone.

  1. Hello
  2. Thank you
  3. Good Morning
    (Magandang umaga)
  4. Good Afternoon
    (Magandang hapon)
  5. Good Evening
    (Magandang gabi)
  6. Good Night
    (Magandang gabi)
  7. See you later
    (Kita Tayo Mamaya)
  8. Good Bye
    (Paalam Na)
  9. What is your name? / My name is Sampaguita
    (Ano pangalan mo / Ang pangalan ko ay Sampaguita)
  10. How are you?
    (Kumusta ka?)

Basic Tagalog Phrases for Travellers

If you plan to travel to the Philippines, you may need to ask general question for e.g. finding out the price of an item, getting information to navigate locally, and getting to the locations for restaurants and transportations facilities. For these, following phrases will come in handy.

  1. Do you speak English?
    (Nagsasalita ka ba ng Ingles?)
  2. I don't speak Tagalog well
    (Hindi ako marunong magtagalog)
  3. I don't understand
    (Hindi ko maintindihan)
  4. Please speak slowly
    (Mangyaring magsalita nang dahan-dahan)
  5. Please say it again
    (Pakisabi ulit)
  6. Where are the restrooms?
    (Saan ang mga palikuran?)
  7. How do I get to …
    (Paano ako makakarating sa ...)
  8. Left
  9. Right
  10. Straight ahead
    (Diretso sa unahan)
  11. Can I change money?
    (Maaari ba akong magpalit ng pera?)
  12. How much is this?
    (Magkano ito?)
  13. It's too expensive
    (Masyadong mahal)
  14. Do you have rooms available?
    (Mayroon ka bang magagamit na mga silid?)
  15. I am hungry
    (Nagugutom ako)

Pronouns in Tagalog

Learn various pronouns used in day-to-day Filipino and Tagalog phrases to communicate fluently with locals.

  1. I, We, Our
    (Ako, Kami, Amin)
  2. You
  3. Them
  4. This, That
    (This, That)

Clock Basic in Tagalog

Learn basic words and phrases related to clock in Tagalog.

  1. Hour(s)
  2. Minute(s)
  3. Quarter past
    (Quarter past)
  4. Quarter to
    (Labinlimang minuto bago)
  5. Half past
    (Lumipas ang isang oras)
  6. Days
    (Mga araw)
  7. Week
  8. Month
  9. Year
  10. Now
  11. When
  12. What time is it?
    (Anong oras na?)
  13. One moment please
    (Sandali lang)

Time and Day in Tagalog

  1. Sunday
  2. Monday
  3. Tuesday
  4. Wednesday
  5. Thursday
  6. Friday
  7. Saturday
  8. Morning
  9. Afternoon
  10. Evening
  11. Night
  12. Today, Tomorrow, Yesterday
    (Ngayon, Bukas, Kahapon)
  13. This Week, Next Week, Last Week
    (Ngayong Linggo, Sa Susunod na Linggo, Nakaraang Linggo)
  14. This Month, Next Month, Last Month
  15. This Year, Next year, Last year
    (Ngayong Buwan, Susunod na Buwan, Nakaraang Buwan)
  16. Now
  17. Later
  18. Before

Months in Tagalog

Below are the phrases used for saying months in Tagalog.

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December

Numbers in Tagalog

Learn how to say numbers from one to thousand, ten thousand, one hundred thousand, one million etc. in Tagalog.

  1. 0
  2. 1/2 (Half)
    (1/2 (Kalahating))
  3. 1
  4. 2
  5. 3
  6. 4
  7. 5
  8. 6
  9. 7
  10. 8
  11. 9
  12. 10, 20, 30, 40, 50
    (Sampu, Dalawampu, Tatlumpu, Apatnapu, Limampu)
  13. 60, 70, 80, 90
    (Animnapu, Pitumpu, Otsenta, Siyamnapu)
  14. 100, 500, 1000
    (Isang Daan, Limang Daan, Isang Libo)
  15. 10000, 100000
    (Sampung Libo, Isang Daang Libo)
  16. One Million (1,000,000)
    (Isang Milyon)
  17. Less
    (Mas Kaunti)
  18. More
    (Higit pa)
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