Filipino Vocabulary

The Filipino vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: isa  Audio Two: dalawa  Audio Three: tatlo  Audio
Four: apat  Audio Five: lima  Audio Six: anim  Audio
Seven: pito  Audio Eight: walo  Audio Nine: siyam  Audio
Ten: sampu  Audio First: una  Audio Second: ikalawa  Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: lunes  Audio Tuesday: martes  Audio Wednesday: miyerkules  Audio
Thursday: huwebes  Audio Friday: biyernes  Audio Saturday: sabado  Audio
Sunday: linggo  Audio Now: ngayon  Audio Yesterday: kahapon  Audio
Today: ngayong araw  Audio Tonight: ngayong gabi  Audio Tomorrow: bukas  Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: mga prutas  Audio Apples: mga mansanas  Audio
Bananas: mga saging  Audio Tomatoes: mga kamatis  Audio
Potatoes: mga patatas  Audio Onions: mga sibuyas  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: pula  Audio Green: berde  Audio Blue: asul  Audio
White: puti  Audio Black: itim  Audio Grey: kulay-abo  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: almusal  Audio Lunch: tanghalian  Audio
Dinner: hapunan  Audio Milk: gatas  Audio
Coffee: kape  Audio Bread: tinapay  Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: maaraw  Audio Windy: mahangin  Audio Rainy: maulan  Audio
Snowy: may niyebe  Audio Cold: malamig  Audio Hot: mainit  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: batang lalaki  Audio Girl: batang babae  Audio
Son: anak  Audio Daughter: anak  Audio
Brother: kapatid na lalaki  Audio Sister: kapatid na babae  Audio
Man: lalaki  Audio Woman: babae  Audio
Father: ama  Audio Mother: ina  Audio
Grandfather: lolo  Audio Grandmother: lola  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: bahay  Audio Toilet: banyo  Audio Room: kuwarto  Audio
Bedroom: silid-tulugan  Audio Kitchen: kusina  Audio Table: mesa  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: pusa  Audio Dog: aso  Audio Mouse: daga  Audio
Bird: ibon  Audio Cow: baka  Audio Horse: kabayo  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: medyas  Audio Shoes: sapatos  Audio Trousers: pantalon  Audio
Shirt: pantaas  Audio Sweater: panglamig  Audio Coat: amerikana  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: ingles  Audio French: pranses  Audio German: aleman  Audio
Spanish: espanyol  Audio Italian: italyano  Audio Portuguese: portuges  Audio
Greek: griyego  Audio Russian: ruso  Audio Arabic: arabik  Audio
Hindi: hindi  Audio Chinese: tsino  Audio Japanese: hapones  Audio


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Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: taksi  Audio Bus: bus  Audio
Hotel: otel  Audio Reservation: reserbasyon  Audio
Airport: paliparan  Audio Passport: pasaporte  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: mag-aaral  Audio Teacher: guro  Audio Pen: pen  Audio
Books: mga libro  Audio Page: pahina  Audio Dictionary: diksyunaryo  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: kamay  Audio Feet: mga paa  Audio Hair: buhok  Audio
Eye: mata  Audio Mouth: bibig  Audio Nose: ilong  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulansya  Audio Doctor: doktor  Audio
Hospital: ospital  Audio Pharmacy: parmasya  Audio
Police: pulis  Audio Stomach Ache: sakit ng tiyan  Audio

As you can see, this Filipino vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.