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Tagalog tongue twisters

Minekaniko nang mekaniko ni Monico ang makina nang Minica ni Monica.


Monico's mechanic mechanically fixed the Minica of Monica.

Bababa ba? Bababa!


Will we go down? Yes, we will go down!

Ngumunguya at nangunguyakoy nang paa si Ka Ngarding.


A man is chewing and moving his feet all at the same time.

Nagprito ng pitumpu'tputong puto ang pumipitong puting pato.


The whistling white duck fried seventy seven white rice cakes.

Pitumpú't pitóng putíng patíng.


77 white sharks

Bumilí ako ng bituka ng butikì sa botika.


I bought lizard's guts in the boutique

Nakakapágpabagábag kapág kinakábag ka.


It is disturbing when with gas

Notebook at aklát, notebook at aklát, notebook at aklát.


Notebook and book

Kuku kaki kakak kakekku kaku.


My great uncle's toenails are rigid

Palakang Kabkab, kumakalabukab, kaka-kalabukab pa lamang, kumakalabukab na naman.

Sumasaway ng pasaway ang nagsasaway na sanay magsaway.

Numbers and Colors in Tagalog


Tagalog How to Say

0 wala/ sero wah-la/ see-ro


1 isa ee-sa
2 dalawa da-la-wa
3 tatlo tat-lo
4 apat ah-pot
5 lima lee-mah
6 anim ah-nim
7 pito pee-toe
8 walo wah-lo
9 siyam see-yum
10 sampu sam-poo
11 labing-isa lah-bing ee-sa
12 labing-dalawa
13 labing-tatlo
14 labing-apat
15 labing-lima
la-bing + numbers 1 to 9
16 labing-anim
17 labim-pito
18 labing-walo
19 labing-siyam
20 dalawampu da-la-wam-poo

Colors(Kulay)
Red=pula
Orange=narangha
Yellow=dilaw
Green=luntian
Blue=bughaw
Violet=ube
Black=itim
Brown=kayumanggi
White=puti
Grey=abo
Pink=rosas

TAGALOG - Everyday Greetings

Tagalog speakers in the Philippines have many ways of greeting other people. It is
common also to hear them say "Hi" or "Hello" as a form of greeting, especially among close
friends. There are no Tagalog translation for these English greetings because they are basically
borrowed terms, and any English-speaking person will be readily understood by Filipinos in
general (yes, Virginia and Joe, English is widely spoken in the Philippines, a former colony of the
US of A for nearly 50 years!). Below are a few Tagalog greetings that are importart to learn if
one wants to endear himself/herself to Filipinos.
Magandang umaga po. (formal/polite) Good morning.
Magandang umaga. (informal)
Magandang tanghali po. (formal/polite) Good noon.
Magandang tanghali. (informal)
Magandang hapon po. (formal/polite) Good afternoon.
Magandang hapon. (informal)
Magandang gabi po. (formal/polite) Good evening
Magandang gabi. (informal)
Kumusta po kayo? (formal/polite) How are you?
Kumusta ka? (informal)
Mabuti po naman. (formal/polite) I'm fine.
Mabuti naman. (informal)
Tuloy po kayo. (formal/polite) Please, come in.
Tuloy. (informal)
Salamat po. (formal/polite) Thank you.
Salamat. (informal)
Maraming salamat po. (formal/polite) Thank you very much.
Maraming salamat. (informal)
Wala pong anuman. (formal/polite) You are welcome.
Walang anuman. (informal)
Opo/oho. (formal/polite) Yes.
Oo (informal)
Hindi po/ho (formal/polite) No.
Hindi. (informal)
Hindi ko po/ho alam. (formal/polite) I don't know.
Hindi ko alam. (informal)
Anong oras na po? (formal/polite) What time is it?
Anong oras na? (informal)
Saan po kayo papunta? (formal/polite) Where are you going?
Saan ka papunta? (informal)
Saan po kayo galing? (formal/polite) Where did you come from?
Saan ka galing? (informal)
Ano po ang pangalan nila? (formal/polite) What is your name?
Anong pangalan mo? (informal)
Ako po si ________ (formal/polite) I am ______ (name).
Ako si _________ (informal)
Ilang taon na po kayo? (formal/polite) How old are you?
Ilang taon ka na? (informal)
Ako po ay _______ gulang na. I am _______ years old.
(formal/polite)
Ako ay _______ gulang na. (informal)
Saan po kayo nakatira? (formal/polite) Where do you live?
Saan ka nakatira? (informal)
Taga saan po sila? (formal/polite) Where are you from?
Taga saan ka? (informal)
Kumain na po ba sila? (formal/polite) Have you eaten yet?
Kumain ka na ba? (informal)
Days of the Week: Seasons:
Sunday => Lingo Dry season=tag-init
Monday => Lunes Rainy season=tag-lamig
Tuesday => Martes
Wednesday => Miyerkules Other:
Thursday => Huwebes day => araw
Friday => Biyernes today => ngayon
Saturday => Sábado yesterday => kahapon
tomorrow => bukas
Months of the Year: week => linggo
January => Enero next => susunod
February => Pebrero last => huli
March => Marso month => buwan
April => Abríl year => taon
May => Mayo decade => dekada
June => Hunyo century => siglo
July => Hulyo
August => Agosto
September => Septyembre
October => Oktubre
November => Nobiyembre
December => Disyembre