Filipino PhrasesFilipino or Tagalog is the official national language of the the Philippines. Filipino developed from Tagalog, the main dialect spoken in metropolitan Manila, the national capital and centre of commerce, and its neighbouring provinces in Luzon.
Filipino is a member of the Indonesian branch of the Malayo-Polynesian family of languages. As with any language, it is constantly evolving and now incorporates words from other dialects as well as English and Spanish. It is also often used as the lingua franca in social and political gatherings even in non-Tagalog provinces.
A: as in 'far
E: as in 'get
I: as the 'ee' in 'beef'
O: as in 'more'
U: as in 'June'
Ay: as the 'uy' in 'buy'
Aw: as in the 'ou' in 'mount'
Ey: as in 'they'
Iw: produced by making the sound 'ee' and continuing it to 'oo'
Oy: as the 'oi' in 'noise'
Uy: produced by making the sound 'oo' and continuing it to 'ee'
G: always hard, as in 'good'; never as in 'gentle'
H: as in 'haste', always aspirated
Ng: as in 'sing'; it can occur at the beginning of a word, eg. Ngayon (now)
R: rolled to produce a faint trill
S: as in 'sun', never as in 'his'
Good morning: Magandáng umaga hô. (formal)
Magandáng umaga. (informal)
Good morning (response): Magandang umaga naman ho.
Good afternoon: Magandáng hapon hô.
Good evening: Magandáng gabi hô.
Hello: Kumusta hô.
Goodbye: Paalam na hô.
No: Hindi hô.
Excuse me: Mawaláng-galang na nga hô
Sorry: Iskyua/Sori hô
Thank you (very much): (Maráming) salamat hô
You're welcome: Waláa hong anuman.
What's your name?: Anóng pangalan ninyó?
My name is.: Akó si.
Do you speak English?: Marunong ba kayong mag-Ingglés?
Do you understand?: Naiintindihan ba ninyo?
I understand: Naiintindihan ko hô.
I don't understand: Hindi ko hô naiintindihan.
Where is the.?: Nasaan hô ang.?
What time does the . arrive/leave?: Anóng oras hô áalis/darating ang.?
I'd like a . ticket: . tiket nga hô.
One-way: isáng one-way
Return: isáng round-trip
1st class: 1st class
2nd class: 2nd class
Go straight ahead: Tuloy-tuloy lang hô
Turn.: Liko hô .
To the right: kanan hô
To the left: kaliwá hô
Behind.: sa likod ng.
In front of.: sa harap ng.
Opposite: katapát ng
Bottle of water: bote ng tubig
Water (cold/hot): (malamig/mainit na) tubig
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