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In Tagalog: Basic Tagalog phrases

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Here is a list of Tagalog phrases and greetings that one should learn once you are here in the Philippines. These are useful during daily activities and social encounter with Filipinos.

 

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Magandang umaga. Early morning by the Manila Bay

 

Magandang umaga. – Good morning.

Magandang hapon. – Good afternoon.

Magandang gabi. – Good evening.

Salamat. – Thank you.

Walang anuman. – You are welcome.

Paumanhin po. / Patawad po. – Indirectly means, “I am sorry.”

Direct translation:

  • Paumanhin po. – Excuse me. / Pardon me. / I apologize.
  • Patawad po. – Please forgive me.

 

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Say it correctly:

magandang (mah-gan-dang) with intonation on the second syllable

umaga (oo-mah-gah) with intonation on the second syllable

hapon (hah-pon) with intonation on the first syllable

gabi (gah-bee) with intonation on the second syllable

 

salamat (sah-lah-mat) with intonation on the second syllable

walang (wah-lang) with intonation on the second syllable

anuman (ah-noo-man) with intonation on the first syllable

paumanhin (pa-oo-man-heen) with intonation on the second syllable

patawad (pah-tah-wad) with intonation on the second syllable

 

❀ Note: In Tagalog words, vowel sounds are always in their short form.

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Photo source:

Morning at the Manila Bay – by Marcelle for Expatch

Quote from Sherri Bishop, Incredible Joy – http://8-images.blogspot.com/2014/08/when-we-choose-to-see-only-kindness.html

 

 

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