Tagalog Phrases

The Tagalog phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: maligayang pagbati  Audio
What is your name?: anong pangalan mo?  Audio
Nice to meet you: ikinagagalak kong makilala ka  Audio
How are you?: kumusta ka?  Audio
I'm good, thanks: mabuti naman ako, salamat  Audio
And you?: at ikaw?  Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Tagalog)?: marunong ka ba (mag-ingles / mag-tagalog)?  Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: siya ba ay nagsasalita ng tsino?  Audio
A little bit: konti lang  Audio
How old are you?: ilang taón ka na?  Audio
I'm 33 years old: ako ay tatlumpu't tatlong taong gulang  Audio
It was nice talking to you: masayá akó at nakausap kita  Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: ano ang ibig mong sabihin?  Audio
I don't understand: hindi ko maintindihan  Audio
I don't know: hindi ko alám  Audio
Sorry: pasensya na  Audio
What is that called in Tagalog?: anóng tawag diyán sa tagalog?  Audio
What does that word mean in English?: anóng ibig sabihin ng salitáng iyán sa ingles?  Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: saan ka nagmulâ?  Audio
I'm from the U.S: ako ay mula sa estados unidos  Audio
I'm American: ako ay amerikano  Audio
Where do you live?: saán ka nakatirá?  Audio
I live in the U.S: nakatira ako sa estados unidos  Audio
What do you do for a living?: anó ang pinagkakaabalahan mo?  Audio
I'm a student: ako ay isang mag-aaral  Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: puwede ba kitang tulungan?  Audio
Can you help me?: puwede mo akong tulungan?  Audio
Where is the airport?: saan ang paliparan?  Audio
Go straight: diretso lang  Audio
Then: tapos  Audio
Turn left: lumikô sa kaliwâ  Audio
Turn right: lumikô sa kanan  Audio


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Good wishes in Tagalog in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: maligayang kaarawan  Audio
Happy new year: manigong bagong taón  Audio
Merry Christmas: malígayang paskó  Audio
Good luck: gud lak  Audio
Congratulations: congrats  Audio

Tagalog expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: naka-reserve akó  Audio
Do you have rooms available?: may mga bakanté ba kayóng kwarto?  Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: gusto ko ng kuwartong bawal ang sigarilyo  Audio
How much it costs per night?: magkano ang bayad kada gabí?  Audio
Waiter: weyter  Audio
How much is this?: magkano itó?  Audio
What is this?: anó ito?  Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: ayos ka lang?  Audio
I need a doctor: kailangan ko ng doktór  Audio
Help: saklolo  Audio
Call the ambulance: tawagan ang ambulansya  Audio
Call the police: tawagan ang pulís  Audio
I am sick: masama ang pakiramdám ko  Audio

These Tagalog phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Tagalog Vocabulary and Tagalog Grammar, you might want to visit our Tagalog Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Tagalog Vocabulary

Tagalog Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Tagalog phrases.