Filipino (Wikang Filipino)

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Halo-halo is a popular Filipino cold dessert. Photo by bingbing from Quezon City, Philippines, CC BY 2.0

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Why learn Filipino?

Communication skills developed while learning Filipino can improve your interpersonal skills in your native langauge as well. Knowing Filipino provides a competitive edge in career choices Aquiring a second language can improve your skills and grades in math and English. Filipino expand one's view of the world, liberalize one's experiences, and make one more flexible and tolerant.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Filipino?

Tagalog is rated as a category 3 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered moderately difficult for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 44 weeks (or 1100 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

Filipino Alphabet & Pronunciation

A a
(ey)
B b
(bi)
C c
(si)
D d
(di)
E e
(i)
F f
(ef)
G g
(dyi)
H h
(eyts)
I i
(ay)
J j
(dyey)
K k
(key)
L l
(el)
M m
(em)
N n
(en)
Ñ ñ
(enye)
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NG ng
(endyi)
[]
O o
(o)
P p
(pi)
Q q
(kyu)
R r
(ar)
S s
(es)
T t
(ti)
U u
(yu)
V v
(vi)
W w
(dobolyu)
X x
(eks)
Y y
(way)
Z z
(zi)

Basic Phrases in Filipino

HelloKamusta
GoodbyePaalam
YesOo
NoHindi
Excuse meExcuse me
PleasePakiusap
Thank youSalamat
You are welcomeWalang anuman
Do you speak englishNagsasalita ka ba ng Ingles?
Do you understandNaiintindihan mo ba?
I understandNaiintindihan ko
I do not understandHindi ko maintindihan
How are youKumusta ka?
Fine thanksFine, salamat!
What is your nameAno ang pangalan mo?
My name isAng pangalan ko ay
Pleased to meet youNagagalak ako na makilala ka

Filipino Grammar

Filipino Nouns

Man
Woman
Boy
GirlBabae
Cat
Dog
Fish
Water
Milk
Egg
House
Flower
Tree
Shirt
Pants

Filipino Adjectives

Colors in Filipino

BlackItim
WhiteMaputi
RedPula
OrangeDalandan
YellowDilaw
GreenBerde
BlueAsul
PurpleLila
PinkKulay rosas
GrayKulay-abo
BrownKayumanggi

Numbers in Filipino

ZeroZero
OneIsa
TwoDalawa
ThreeTatlo
FourApat
FiveLimang
SixAnim
SevenPito
EightWalo
NineSiyam
TenSampu
ElevenEleven
TwelveLabindalawa
TwentyDalawampu
ThirtyTatlumpu
FortyApatnapu't
FiftyLimampu
SixtyAnimnapu
SeventyPitumpu
EightyWalumpu
NinetySiyamnapu
HundredDaan
ThousandLibo

Filipino Verbs

To beMaging
To haveMagkaroon
To wantSa gusto
To needKailangan
To helpPara tumulong
To goUpang pumunta
To comeDarating
To eatKumain
To drinkUminom
To speakMagsalita

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Filipino Sentences

AndAt
OrO
ButNgunit
BecauseDahil
WithKasama
AlsoDin
HoweverGayunpaman
NeitherNi
NorNi
IfKung
ThenPagkatapos

Useful Filipino Vocabulary

Filipino Questions

WhoSino
WhatAno
WhenKailan
WhereSaan
WhyBakit
HowPaano
How manyIlan
How muchMagkano

Days of the Week in Filipino

MondayLunes
TuesdayMartes
WednesdayMiyerkules
ThursdayHuwebes
FridayBiyernes
SaturdaySabado
SundayLinggo
YesterdayKahapon
TodayNgayon
TomorrowBukas

Months in Filipino

JanuaryEnero
FebruaryPebrero
MarchMarso
AprilAbril
MayMayo
JuneHunyo
JulyHulyo
AugustAgosto
SeptemberSetyembre
OctoberOktubre
NovemberNobyembre
DecemberDisyembre

Seasons in Filipino

WinterTaglamig
SpringTagsibol
SummerTag-araw
AutumnTaglagas

Telling Time in Filipino

What time is itAnong oras na?
HoursNa oras
MinutesMinuto
SecondsSegundo
O clockAlas
HalfKalahati
Quarter pastQuarter past
BeforeBago
AfterPagkatapos