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magandaThursday 21st of April 2005 04:08:21 PM
Mga Pangkaraniwang Pangungusap - Magandang umaga. Good morning.
Magandang hapon. Good afternoon.
Magandang gabi. Good evening.

Kumusta po kayo?
How are you? (polite)

Kumusta ka?
How are you? (casual)

Mabuti.
Fine.

Salamat.
Thanks.

Walang anuman.
Don't mention it.

Oo. Yes.
Hindi. No.

Dito. Here.
Doon. There.

Ano?
What?

Ano ang pangalan mo?
What is your name?

Saan...
Where...

Saan ka nakatira?
Where do you live?

Sino?
Who?

Sino ang pupunta?
Who is going?

Kailan?
When?

Kailan ka darating?
When are you arriving?

Paano?
How?

Paano ka naging manunulat?
How did you become a writer?

Ang ganda mo!
You're so beautiful!

Ang guwapo (gwapo)!
So handsome!

Gusto mo bang manood ng sine?
Do you want to watch a movie?

Mahal kita.
I love you. (colloquial)

Iniibig kita.
I love you. (dramatic)

xavier7798Friday 22nd of April 2005 08:47:07 AM
Help - Do you give classes to learn tagalog?
magandaFriday 22nd of April 2005 02:08:01 PM
classes in tagalog - Hi,
Actually, I don't! Because I don't have definite time coming here! But I am trying to post as much as I can that can help to learn tagalog! And try to read the other post of my kababayan, they are also good ones!
magandaFriday 22nd of April 2005 02:11:31 PM
Ang Pamilya (The Family) - Isaulo/Memorize: kapatid, bayaw, pinsan, anak, ama, apo, lolo, lola, ina, biyenan, pamangkin, kamag-anak, hipag, asawa, mag-asawa,
manugang, tiyo, tiya, panganay, bunso, kuya, ate



mag-anak :: family
kamag-anak :: relative
mag-asawa :: married couple

ama :: father
ina :: mother
anak :: child
asawa :: spouse
kapatid :: sibling

panganay :: eldest child
ate :: older sister
kuya :: older brother
bunso :: youngest child

apo :: grandchild
lolo :: grandfather
lola :: grandmother

pinsan :: cousin
tiyo :: uncle
tiya :: aunt
pamangkin :: niece/nephew

biyenan :: parent-in-law
manugang :: child-in-law

bayaw :: brother-in-law
hipag :: sister-in-law




Mga Halimbawa/Examples:

Mga kamag-anak mo ba sila?
Are they your relatives?

Mga pinsan ko sila.
They are my cousins.

Sino ang panganay?
Who is the oldest [sibling]?

Ako ang bunso.
I am the youngest [sibling].

Nasaan ang ate mo?
Where is your older sister?

Nandito si Lola.
Grandma is here.


magandaSunday 24th of April 2005 10:01:03 PM
Mga Pang-uri (Adjectives) - Isaulo/Memorize: mabuti, masama, maganda, pangit, malaki, maliit, bata, matanda, bago, luma, malakas, mahina, malinis, marumi, mura, mahal, malamig, mainit, mayaman, mahirap



mabuti :: good
masama :: bad

maganda :: pretty
pangit :: ugly

malaki :: big
maliit :: small

bata :: young
matanda :: old

bago :: new
luma :: old

malakas :: strong
mahina :: weak

maingay :: noisy
tahimik :: quiet

malinis :: clean
marumi :: dirty

mura :: cheap
mahal :: expensive

malamig :: cold
mainit :: hot

mayaman :: rich
mahirap :: poor




Mga Halimbawa/Examples:

Bago ba ito?
Is this new?

Ang mahal!
So expensive!

Wala bang mas mura?
Isn't there something cheaper?

Sino ang mas bata?
Who is younger?

Mas matanda siya.
He/She is older.



magandaMonday 25th of April 2005 12:47:17 PM
Mga Bilang ( Numbers ) - Isaulo/Memorize: isa, dalawa, tatlo, apat, lima, anim, pito, walo, siyam, sampu, labing-isa, dalawampu

isa :: one
dalawa :: two
tatlo :: three
apat :: four
lima :: five

anim :: six
pito :: seven
walo :: eight
siyam :: nine
sampu :: ten

For -teen, use labing-.
Labing-isa, labing-dalawa, labing-tatlo...

Spelling changes slightly for easier pronunciation...

labing-isa :: eleven
labindal(a)wa :: twelve
labintatlo :: thirteen
labing-apat :: fourteen
labinlima :: fifteen

labing-anim :: sixteen
labimpito :: seventeen
labingwalo :: eighteen
labinsiyam :: nineteen
dalawampu :: twenty

For twenty-, use dalawampu't.

dalawampu't isa :: twenty-one
dalawampu't pito :: twenty-seven

tatlumpu :: thirty
apatnapu :: forty
limampu :: fifty

animnapu :: sixty
pitumpu :: seventy
walumpu :: eighty
siyamnapu :: ninety
sandaan :: one hundred

sandaa't isa :: one hundred one
dalawandaan :: two hundred
sanlibo :: one thousand
sampung libo :: ten thousand
sandaang libo :: hundred thousand
isang milyon :: one million


magandaTuesday 26th of April 2005 11:52:32 AM
Mga Kulay ( Colors ) - Isaulo/Memorize: itim, puti, bughaw, berde, asul, kayumanggi, pula, dilaw



itim :: black
puti :: white
bughaw :: blue
asul :: blue

berde :: green
pula :: red
dilaw :: yellow
kayumanggi :: brown




Mga Halimbawa/Examples:

Ano ang kulay ng buhok mo?
What is the color of your hair?

Itim ang kulay ng buhok ko.
My hair is black.

Kayumanggi ang balat niya.
Her/His skin is brown.

Pula ang kulay ng dugo.
Red is the color of blood.

Bakit bughaw ang langit?
Why is the sky blue?

movermaxThursday 05th of May 2005 10:12:48 AM
Hello Maganda - I am quite interested in learning some conversational Tagalog and appreciate all of your input in this discuss. One problem I have is how some of the Filipino letter combinations sound.
Do you know of any audio that would help with this?

Max
magandaSunday 08th of May 2005 02:34:42 PM
- Hi movermax,

It is good to know that you are interested in learning Filipino or Tagalog!
I did send you a PM since I don't know your email! Try to check it out!
a10mechsMonday 23rd of May 2005 07:09:29 PM
Hello Maganda - Thanks you seem to be fairly helpful on this site im just sarting to learn I do know some basics. keep comming with the word list some are helpful and the phrases also.
magandaFriday 10th of June 2005 01:47:13 PM
Mga Araw ng Linggo (Days of the Week) - Isaulo/Memorize: Lunes, Martes, Miyerkules, Huwebes, Biyernes, Sabado, Linggo

The word linggo means both "week" and "Sunday" -- in the latter case, it is written capitalized.

Lunes :: Monday
Martes :: Tuesday
Miyerkules :: Wednesday
Huwebes :: Thursday
Biyernes :: Friday
Sabado :: Saturday
Linggo :: Sunday


To say "On," use "Sa."

Sa Lunes :: On Monday
Sa Martes :: On Tuesday
Sa Miyerkules :: On Wednesday
Sa Huwebes :: On Thursday
Sa Biyernes :: On Friday
Sa Sabado :: On Saturday
Sa Linggo :: On Sunday



Mga Halimbawa/Examples:

Darating sila sa Sabado.
They're coming on Saturday.

Saan ka pupunta sa Martes?
Where are you going on Tuesday?

magandaFriday 10th of June 2005 01:49:49 PM
Mga Buwan ng Taon (Months of the Year) - Isaulo/Memorize: Enero, Pebrero, Marso, Abril, Mayo, Hunyo,
Hulyo, Agosto, Setyembre, Oktubre, Nobyembre, Disyembre



Enero :: January
Pebrero :: February
Marso :: March
Abril :: April
Mayo :: May
Hunyo :: June

Hulyo :: July
Agosto :: August
Setyembre :: September
Oktubre :: October
Nobyembre :: November
Disyembre :: December


To say "In," use "Sa."

Sa Enero :: In January
Sa Pebrero :: In February
Sa Marso :: In March
Sa Abril :: In April
Sa Mayo :: In May
Sa Hunyo :: In June

Sa Hulyo :: In July
Sa Agosto :: In August
Sa Setyembre :: In September
Sa Oktubre :: In October
Sa Nobyembre :: In November
Sa Disyembre :: In December




Mga Halimbawa/Examples:

Sa susunod na buwan.
Next month.

Pupunta ako sa Espanya sa Marso.
I'm going to Spain in March.

Magsasara ba ang mga paaralan sa Mayo?
Will schools close in May?

magandaSaturday 11th of June 2005 12:21:43 PM
Mga Pista (Holidays) - Isaulo/Memorize: Pasko, Kaarawan, Bagong Taon, Maligayang Pasko, Manigong Bagong Taon, Maligayang Bati, Mabuhay



Pasko :: Christmas
Bagong Taon :: New Year
Huwebes Santo :: Holy Thursday
Biyernes Santo :: Good Friday
Araw ng Pasasalamat :: Thanksgiving
Kaarawan :: Birthday

Maligayang Pasko :: Merry Christmas
Manigong Bagong Taon :: Prosperous New Year

Maligayang Bati :: Happy Birthday
Mabuhay :: Long Live...




Mga Halimbawa/Examples:

Kailan ang kaarawan mo?
When is your birthday?

Ano ang gagawin mo sa kaarawan mo?
What are you doing on your birthday?

Maligayang Kaarawan sa Iyo!
Happy Birthday to You!




magandaSaturday 11th of June 2005 12:23:28 PM
Mga Bahagi ng Katawan ( Parts of the Body) - Isaulo/Memorize: katawan, likod, tenga, mata, mukha, daliri, kuko, noo, buhok, kamay, ulo, tuhod, bibig, labi, leeg, ilong, palad, balikat, dila, baywang, paa


katawan :: body
likod :: back
baywang :: waist
chest :: dibdib
breast :: suso

pisngi :: cheek
ulo :: head
noo :: forehead
buhok :: hair
leeg :: neck

mata :: eye
kilay :: eyebrow
pilik-mata :: eyelash

tenga :: ear
ilong :: nose
labi :: lip
bibig :: mouth
dila :: tongue

kuko :: nail
daliri :: finger
siko :: elbow
balikat :: shoulder
tuhod :: knee

kamay :: hand
palad :: palm
paa :: foot
talampakan :: sole




Mga Halimbawa/Examples:

Ang ganda ng buhok mo.
Your hair is so beautiful.

Masakit ang paa niya.
His/Her foot hurts.

Ang laki ng ilong niya!
He/She has such a big nose!


xXsk8r_gurlXxSaturday 11th of June 2005 01:14:54 PM
Thx - Hey! Thanks for all the stuff you put up...it really helps a lot..
davidbatty4Monday 13th of June 2005 01:43:36 AM
nice one - keep it up girl, how but goin through some important verbs... like.....to be...to go....to have etc..
dawn lorraineTuesday 14th of June 2005 02:14:58 PM
- Hello, David! Tagalog verbs are conjugated by adding either an infix, prefix, or a suffix.

Example: basa - root word for "to read"
In conjugating basa, you can use either "um", "nag" (which is always used as prefix) or "in" as prefix, depending on the root word, which, hopefully, can be discussed further.

Anyway, to conjugate basa, using "in" , it goes like this:

binasa (notice that "in" is an infix here) - read (past tense
Example in a sentence:
Binasa ko ang liham mo kahapon.
I read your letter yesterday.

binabasa (again "in" as infix) - reading

Example:
Binabasa ko ngayon ang liham mo.
I am now reading your letter.

babasahin ("in" as suffix)- will read

Example:
Babasahin ko ang liham mo pagdating ko sa bahay.
I will read your letter when I get home.

using "nag"
past : nagbasa
present: nagbabasa
future : magbabasa

Verbs starting with vowels are usually conjugated in the past and present tenses using prefixes. In its future tense, the first letter of the verb is usually repeated.

Example: asa - to hope

past: umasa (hoped)
present: umaasa (hoping)
future: aasa


The participles and perfect tenses can be easily learned once you get the idea in conjugating simple verbs.
davidbatty4Tuesday 14th of June 2005 08:16:36 PM
ty - thx Dawn, ill probably have to read through that a few times for me to totally get it, my brain doesnt function like it once used to...
dawn lorraineWednesday 15th of June 2005 04:41:57 PM
- No problem, I know the feeling. I'm having a hard time with Romanian myself;)
MangoshadeTuesday 21st of June 2005 05:55:24 AM
- To: Maganda/D.L

I'm confused about a couple of things and wondering if you clarify for me?
1)So I always thought that "Happy Birthday" was Maligayang Bati. So if it is, why wouldn't "Happy Birthday to you" be: Maligayang Bati sa iyo? What is the difference b/w Kaarawan and Bati?
2) If beautiful=Maganda then, how come you say "Ang ganda mo!" as opposed to "Maganda mo!"
3) In response to "kamusta ka", what's a word(s) for "ok" or "so so", "not bad", etc. Also what's a word(s) for "I'm tired"

Salamat! I've learned already so much from both of your posts!!

-Manga
MangoshadeTuesday 21st of June 2005 07:57:56 AM
questions - To: Maganda/D.L

I'm confused about a couple of things and wondering if you clarify for me?
1)So I always thought that "Happy Birthday" was Maligayang Bati. So if it is, why wouldn't "Happy Birthday to you" be: Maligayang Bati sa iyo? What is the difference b/w Kaarawan and Bati?
2) If beautiful=Maganda then, how come you say "Ang ganda mo!" as opposed to "Maganda mo!"
3) In response to "kamusta ka", what's a word(s) for "ok" or "so so", "not bad", etc. Also what's a word(s) for "I'm tired"

Salamat! I've learned already so much from both of your posts!!

-Manga
magandaTuesday 21st of June 2005 12:49:17 PM
Happy Birthday! - Kamusta Mangoshade,



1) Happy Birthday, is not actually Maligayang Bati, it is MALIGAYANG KAARAWAN! And as to my knowledge, Maligayang Bati when translated into English is more on CONGRATULATIONS!

So when you are going to say Happy Birthday to you it is Maligayang Kaarawan sa iyo!

2) Beautiful = Maganda, If you say in English "You are beautiful" the tagalog Phrases of that would be "Ang ganda mo", or you could say "Maganda Ka!"

Ganda is the root word of Maganda
(ok, I think my answer is not yet enough, so let me reseach more about it, but as for now.....I will just leave it there first)

3)In response to Kamusta ka, "Mabuti naman" (I'm good) or "Ayos lang" (for I'm fine).

And "Pagod na ako" ( I'm already tired) or "Pagod ako" (for I'm tired)


I hope my answer helps!

Walang Anuman (You are welcome)
MangoshadeWednesday 22nd of June 2005 10:52:50 AM
- Hi Maganda,

Maraming salamat! (is that the correct use of "maraming"?) sorry that I posted my message a million times! I didnt' know it was working so I kept clicking post.

Yeah, I mostly get confused with which words like: na, ka, ang, etc. to put and where. Were you able to find an expression for "ok" or "not bad", "so so" in response to kamusta ka?
Thanks again,
Mango
MangoshadeWednesday 22nd of June 2005 09:57:21 PM
- Don't worry this isn't a duplicate!
One more thing.... I call "aunt": tita and "uncle": tito. Just wondering what the difference b/w those and tiyo and tita is????

-M
magandaWednesday 06th of July 2005 08:41:03 AM
- [quote]Originally posted by Mangoshade


Hi Maganda,

Maraming salamat! (is that the correct use of "maraming"?) sorry that I posted my message a million times! I didnt' know it was working so I kept clicking post.

Yeah, I mostly get confused with which words like: na, ka, ang, etc. to put and where. Were you able to find an expression for "ok" or "not bad", "so so" in response to kamusta ka?
Thanks again,
Mango[/quote]

Hi Mangoshade,


Sorry for it's been a while since my last log - in!

Just not to double post, I think the use of na, ka etc. was been posted by Alequin0923, try to look, and for your another question,
actually there is no direct Phrases of OK, for even in the Philippines, it is commonly used, and sometimes, when you say you are OK, does it mean that you are fine, so as to what I have said before, I am fine translated into to Filipino is either "Ayos lang" or you could say also "Mabuti naman"!

Good day!
dawn lorraineSaturday 09th of July 2005 07:22:02 AM
- Mango,

Tiyo and tiya (uncle and aunt) are words borrowed from Spanish "tio" and "tia" which have the same meaning. Tito and tita are the words we call our uncles and aunts as a sign of respect.