100 Basic Tagalog Words for Beginners


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Basic Tagalog Words

The Tagalog dialect is a member of the central Philippine division of the Austronesian language family, and the foundation for Filipino.

Alongside English, it’s an official language of the Philippines and closely related to Visayan and Bicol languages. Native Tagalog speakers not only constitute the 2nd prime cultural and linguistic group in the Philippines, but number about fourteen million, and are located in parts of Mindanao and Central Luzon. While it’s only spoken in Manila- the capital city and its adjacent provinces, Tagalog continued as the lingua franca since the commonwealth constitution was drafted in the 1930’s.

It became the de facto national language as the entirety of the Philippine archipelago populace understood and accepted the dialect. Although Tagalog is similar to Filipino, the primary difference between these two languages is that Filipino is encompassing and inclusive in that it incorporates several borrowings, entries, and contributions from various languages aside from Tagalog.

However, Tagalog is spoken by an additional 25 million people as a second language, and increasingly utilized in radio, literature, and press as a language for education and government. While Tagalog grammar is prominent for its complex verbing system, here is a compilation of 100 most basic Tagalog words.

Tagalog Words English Translation

1. Linngo – Week/Sunday

2. Kay – For

3. Sana – Wish, Should

4. Buhay – Life

5. Nung – When

6. Taon – Year

7. Ngayong Araw – Today

8. Bukas – Tomorrow

9. Kahapon – Yesterday

10. Oras – Hour

11. Minuto – Minute

12. Maari – Can

13. Gumamit – Use

14. Pumunta – Come, Go

15. Gawa – Make

16. Makakita – See

17. Sakin, Akin – Mine

18. Ba’t, Bákit – Why

19. Nagsabi, Sinasabing – To Say

20. Gusto – Like

21. Dapat – Should

22. Matapos, Tapos – Done

23. Mas – More

24. Iba – Another, Other

25. Kanila – For Them/To

26. Nasa – In, At

27. Mula – From

28. Anak – Child

29. Noong – In

30. Nyo, Niyo – You

31. Nito – This

32. Araw – Day

33. Upang – In order to

34. Atin – Us

35. Pagiging, Maging – Become/To be

36. Diyos – God

37. Dun, Doon, Duon – There

38. Bagay – Thing

39. Baká – Probably

40. Kasama – With

41. Hanggang – Until

42. Ikaw – You

43. Mahal – Expensive

44. Kita, Nakita, Kitang – To see

45. Ninyo – Your (Plural)

46. Ang Bilang – Number

47. Bahay – Home

48. Siguro – Maybe

49. Marami, – More

50. Ka – You

51. Ako – I

52. Tayo – We (Inclusive)

53. Kami – We (Exclusive)

54. Sila – They

55. Siya – She/He

56. Ito – This

57. Iyan – That

58. Iyon – That

59. Ko – My

60. Mo – Your

61. Pangalan – Name

62. Ako si…(pangalan) – Im…(name)

63. Lunes – Monday

64. Martes – Tuesday

65. Miyerkukes – Wednesday

66. Huwebes – Thursday

67. Biyernes – Friday

68. Sabado – Saturday

69. Enero – January

70. Natin – Our (Inclusive)

71. Namin – Our (Exclusive)

73. Nila – Their

74. Ni – Of

75. Na – Already

76. Pa – Not Yet, Still

77. Lang – Only

78. Hindi – No

79. Salamat – Thanks

80. Opo – Yes (Courteous)

81. Teka – Wait

82. Ulit – Again

83. Ano – What

84. Kain – Eat

85. Isa – One

86. Dalawa – Two

87. Oras – Time

88. Mamaya – Later

89. Sandal – Short Time

90. Matagal – Long Time

91. Mabuti – Good

92. Maganda – Beautiful

93. Pangit – Ugly

94. Maliit – Small

95. Mahirap – Difficult

96. Madali – Easy

97. Malapit – Near

98. Kamusta – Hello

99. Magandang Umaga – Good Morning

100. Kamusta? – How Are You?


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