Filipino phrasebook

Filipino is the national language of the Philippines. More or less the standard version of Tagalog, based on Tagalog (which in turn is partially based on the Malay language), Spanish, and English, Filipino is spoken by about 90 million people worldwide. Due to European influences in the Philippines, Filipino is one of the few languages in East Asia to use the Latin alphabet, other countries in the region that have languages using the same alphabet include Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei, Singapore, East Timor and Malaysia as well as the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau in China. Baybayin, the pre-colonial writing system is usually taught in schools but not commonly used in everyday life though the use of the script is growing in popularity and efforts are being made to revive it.

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Pronounciation Guide and Phrase List

  • Vowels

    · a,like 'a' in "arrive"

    · e,like 'e' in "ten"

    · i,like 'i' in "fin"

    · o,like 'o' in "dog"

    · u,like 'oo' in "hoop"

  • Consonants

    · These are pronounced as in English:

    · b,like 'b' in "bed"

    · k,like 'k' in "kid"

    · d,like 'd' in "dog"

    · g,like 'g' in "go"

    · h,like 'h' in "help" (this letter must be pronounced in Filipino even if it is often silent in some English dialects)

    · l,like 'l' in "love"

    · m,like 'm' in "mother"

    · n,like 'n' in "nice"

    · ng,like 'ng' in "fang", "but" pronounced 'nang' as a stand-alone word (though most English-speakers might classify is as two letters, it is considered as a single letter in Filipino as well as in other Asian languages)

    · p,like 'p' in "pig"

    · r,like 'r' in "row", like 'r' in "feather" (this letter must be pronounced in Filipino even if it is often silent in some English dialects)

    · s,like 's' in "sun", like 'z' in "haze"

    · t,like 't' in "top"

    · w,like 'w' in "weight"

    · y,like 'y' in "yes", like 'ie' in "pie", like 'ee' in "flee"

    · These are pronounced differently from English:

    · c,like 's' in "supper", 'k' in "kid"

    · f,like 'f' in "fine"

    · j,like 'dg' in "edge", 'h' in "ham"

    · ñ,like 'ny' in "canyon"

    · q,like 'q' in "quest" (almost always with 'u')

    · v,like 'v' in "victory"

    · x,like 'cks' in "kicks", like 'z' in "haze" (at beginning of a word)

    · z,like 'z' in "haze"

  • Diphthongs

    · ay,like 'i' in "high": "tatay", father

    · aw,like 'ow' in "cow": "kalabaw", carabao/water buffalo

    · ey,like 'ay' in "say": "reyna", queen

    · iw,like "eew": "baliw", crazy

    · oy,like 'oy' in "boy": "apoy", fire

  • Other sounds

    · ts,as the 'ch' in "chip"

    · dy,as the 'j' in "jeep"

  • Basics

    · Two ways to state "yes" and "no": in Tagalog, the question "Are you married?" is answered very differently from the question "Do you have children?" The key is the word "have" in the second question. Questions with "is/are there?" are also answered in this second way.

    · oo (opo),Yes, I'm married.

    · hindi (po),No, I'm not married.

    · mayroon (po),Yes, I have children.

    · wala (po),No, I don't have children.


    · Negative tag questions are answered in the opposite way compared to English

    · Are you not married?,Hindi (No, I am married.)

    ·         Oo (Yes, I am not married.)



    · In a full and complete sentence, "mayroon" can be shortened to may (sounds like English "my"). Most often this means "have/has/there are" rather than a direct "yes".

    · May mga bata sa paaralan.,There are kids in the school.

    · May barya ka ba para sa piso?,Do you have change for a peso?

    · Add "po" at (or near) the end of a sentence or question to make it formal and polite. An exception is after an interrogative word, "po" immediately follows.   "Sino po siya?"   Who is he/she? (formal)     It is important to note that "opo" (po) and "oho" (ho) are used only to be polite to one's elders.  "Ho" (not used in this phrasebook) is a dialectal version of "po" and can virtually always be interchanged with it. Although its use is very limited in Manila and the Northern Katagalugan ("The Tagalog Homeland"), many people use it in Southern Luzon, especially in Batangas, Cavite and Laguna. "Po" (or "Ho") and "Opo" (or "Oho") is most commonly heard to show respect to elders or superiors. "Po" (and "ho") are incompatible with "ka" and "ikaw" (use "kayo") and with "mo" (use "nila").

    · Yes (logical),Oo ("OH oh") (informal)   Opo ("OH-poh") (formal)

    · No (logical),Hindi ("HEEN-dee") (informal)   Hindi po ("HEEN-dee poh") (formal)

    · Yes ("to have" or "there are some"),Mayroon ("MAI-roh ohn") (informal, also 'Meron')   Mayroon po ("MAI-roh ohn poh") (formal)

    · No ("to not have" or "there is none"),Wala ("WAH-lah") (informal)   Wala po ("WAH-lah poh") (formal)

    · I don't know,Hindi ko alam. ("HEEN-dee koh AH-lahm") or Di ko alam. ("Dee koh AH-lahm")(informal)   Hindi ko po alam. ("HEEN-dee koh poh AH-lahm") (formal)

    · Hi,Hi ("hai")

    · Hello,Helów ("heh-LOW")

    · How are you?,Kumusta ka? ("koo-MOOS-tah kah?") (informal)   Kumusta po kayo? ("koo-moos-TAH poh kah-YOH?") (formal)

    · Fine, thank you.,Ayos naman, salamat. ("AH-yohs NAH-mahn, sah-LAH-maht")   Mabuti po, salamat. ("mah-BOO-tee poh, sah-LAH-maht") (formal)

    · And you,Ikaw? ("ee-Kao?") (informal)   Kayó po? ("kah-YOH poh?") (formal)

    · Good/Well,Mabuti ("mah-BOO-tee")   Mabuti po ("mah-BOO-tee poh") (formal)

    · What is your name?,Anong pangalan mo? ("AH-nohng pahn-GAH-lahn moh?") (informal)   Ano po ang pangalan ninyo? ("AH-noh poh ahng pahn-GAH-lahn nee-NYO?") (formal)

    · My name is ______ .,Ang pangalan ko ay _______. ("ahng pahn-GAH-lahn koh eye___")
    ,"I'm John"   Ako si John.,"John's"   or   "by John" (ownership/authorship)   Kay John.

    · Note: As shown above, markers (Si / Ni / Kay) are mandatory before a person's nam--no exceptions (other than one word answers, and after "ay")

    · "Who does this belong to?" may be answered with either "It is John's" "Kay John" or "John's bag"   Bag ni John.


    · Nice/pleased to meet you.,Ikinagagalak kong makilala ka. ("ee-kee-nah-gah-GAH-lahk kohg mah-kee-LAH-lah kah")   Ikinagagalak ko po kayong makilala. ("ee-kee-nah-gah-GAH-lahk koh poh KAH-yohng mah-kee-LAH-lah") (formal)

    · Please.,Pakiusap (po). ("pah-KEE-oo-sahp (poh)") (in the Philippines, they usually say "Please" instead of "Pakiusap")

    · Thank you.,Salamat ("sah-LAH-maht") (informal)   Salamat po ("sah-LAH-maht poh") (formal)

    · Thank you very much,Maraming salamat ("mah-RAH-meeng sah-LAH-maht")(informal)   Maraming salamat po ("mah-RAH-meeng sah-LAH-maht poh")(formal)

    · You're welcome.,Walang anuman. ("WAH-lahng ah-NOO-mahn") or Wala 'yun. ("WAH-lah yoon")(literally "It is nothing." or "No problem.")

    · Take care.,Ingat! ("ee-NGAHT!")

    · How old are you?,Ilang taon ka na? ("EE-lahng TAH ohn kah nah?")

    · Where are you from?,Taga-saan ka? ("tah-GAH sah AHN kah?")

    · Where do you live?,Saan ka nakatira? ("sah AHN kah nah-kah-tee-RAH?")

    · Where have you been?,Saan ka galing? ("sah AHN kah gah-LEENG?") (often used rhetorically)

    · Where are you going?,Saan ka pupunta? ("sah AHN kah poo-poon-TAH?")

    · Can you accompany me to _____?,Pwede mo ba akong samahan sa _____? ("pweh-DEH moh bah ah-KOHNG sah-mah-HAHN sah___?")

    · Can you take me to_____?,Pwede mo ba akong dalhin sa_____? ("PWEH-deh moh bah AH-kohng DAHL-heen sah____?")

    · What is your work?,Anong trabaho mo? ("ah-NOHNG trah-bah-HOH moh?")

    · What are you doing?,Ano ang ginagawa mo? ("ano ang ge-nah-gah-WAH mo")

    · Where do you go to school?,Saan ka nag-aaral? ("sah-AHN kah nahg-ah-ah-RAHL?")

    · Excuse me. ("getting attention"),Excuse me. ("ehkz-KYOOZ mee")   Mawalang galang na po. ("Mah-wah-lang GAH-lung nah poh")

    · May I____ ? ("To ask for permission"),Maaari po bang____? ("mah ah AH-ree____?")

    · I'm sorry.,Paumanhin. ("pah oo-MAHN-heen") or Patawad. ("pah-TAH-wad") (the usually say "Sorry")

    · Goodbye,Paalam. ("pah AH-lahm")

    · Goodbye ("informal"),Bye. ("BAH-ee")

    · I can't speak (insert name of language),Hindi ako marunong mag-(insert name of language)[mabuti. ("HEEN-dee AH-koh mah-ROO-nohng mahg (insert name of language) [mah-BOO-tee]")

    · Help!,Saklolo! ("sahk-loh-LOH!") or Tulong! ("too-LOHNG")

    · Look out!,Look out! ("look owt!")

    · Good morning. (lit. 'beautiful morning'),Magandang umaga ("ma-GAHN-dang oo-MAH-ga") (informal)
    Magandang umaga po ("ma-GAHN-dang oo-MAH-ga po") (formal)

    · Good day,Magandang araw ("ma-GAHN-dahng AH-row")

    · Good afternoon,Magandang hapon ("mah-GAHN-dahng HAH-pohn")

    · Good evening,Magandang gabi. ("mah-GAHN-dahng gah-BEE")

    · Goodnight ("to sleep"),Magandang gabi. ("mah-GAHN-dahng gah-BEE")

    · I don't understand.,Hindi ko maintindihan. ("HEEN-dee koh mah-een-teen-DEE-hahn")

    · Where is the bathroom/washroom?,Nasaan ang C.R.? ("nah-SAH ahn ahng C.R?") C.R. = Comfort Room ~ Rest Room

    · What time is it?,Anong oras na? ("ah-NOHNG oh-RAHS nah?")

    · Do you understand English?,Nakakaintindi ka ba ng Ingles? ("nah-kah-kah-een-TEEN-dee kah bah nahng een-GLEHS?")

    · Do you speak English?,Marunong ka ba mag-Ingles?/Nakapagsasalita ka ba ng Ingles? ("mah-ROO-nohng kah bah mahg-een-GLEHS?/nah-kah-pahg-sah-SAH-lee-tah kah bah nahng een-GLEHS?")

    · Yes, I speak/understand a little.,Oo, kaunti lang. ("OH-oh, kah-OON-tee lahng")

    · I don't understand Tagalog.,Hindi ako nakakaintindi ng Tagalog. ("HEEN-dee AH-koh nah-kah-kah-een-TEEN-dee nahng tah-GAH-lohg")

    · Is there someone here who speaks English?,Meron ba ditong marunong mag-Ingles? ("meh-ROHN bah dee-TOHNG mah-roo-NOHNG mahg-een-GLEHS?")

    · Who is she/he?,Sino siya?("see-NOH shah")

    · What is she/he saying?,Anong sinasabi niya?("ah-NOHNG see-nah-sah-BEE nee-YAH?")

    · What do you mean?,Anong ibig mong sabihin? ("ah-NOHNG ee-BEEG mohng sah-bee-HEEN?")

    · Please say it again/pardon.,Paki-ulit. ("PAH-kee OO-leet")

    · Please write it down.,Pakisulat. ("pah-kee-SOO-laht")

    · Let's go!,Tara (na)! ("tah-RAH (nah)!") (very informal)   Halika! ("hah-lee-KAH!") (semi-formal)

    · Wait!,Teka! ("teh-KAH!")   or   Sandali (lang)! ("sahn-dah-LEE (lahng)!")

    · Can I speak to ____ ? (on the phone),Pwedeng makausap si _____? ("PWEH-dehng mah-kah-OO-sahp see____?")

    · One moment,Sandali lang. ("sahn-DAH-lee lahng")

    · Who?,Sino?("see-NOH?")

    · What?,Ano? ("ah-NOH?")

    · Why?,Bakit?("bah-KEET?")

    · Where?,Saan? ("sah AHN?")

    · When?,Kailan? ("kah-ee-LAHN?")

    · How?,Paano? ("pah ah-NOH?")

    · How many?,Ilan?("ee LAHN?")

    · How much?,Magkano?("mahg-KAH-noh?")

  • Nouns

    · Like English, there is no gender assigned to common nouns, including those of Spanish origin. The only exception is Spanish-origin words refering to a type of person or occupation. But even here, the article ("ang", "ng", etc.) is gender neutral. Example:   "Ang abogado/a"   The lawyer or attorney (m/f).   Ironically, Tagalog-origin words can even be more gender-neutral than English.   Example:   "kapatid"   brother or sister.

    · For plurals, add "mga" immediately before the noun.   Example:   "Mga hayop"   Animals.   Adding "s" does not make anything plural and is sometimes done on Spanish nouns regardless of whether the topic is plural or not. Example:   "mansanas"   apple;   "mga mansanas"  apples (from Spanish "manzana").

    · One point of confusion is the word "Filipinas". It can mean either The Philippines (the country) or a group of females from the Philippines.

    · Girl/Female,Babae ("bah-BAH eh")

    · Boy/Male,Lalaki ("lah-LAH-kee" or also pronounced as "lah-LAH-keh")

    · Animal,Hayop ("HAH-yohp")

    · Place,Lugar ("LOO-gahr")

    · Name,Pangalan ("pah-NGAH-lahn")

    · Nickname,Palayaw ("pah-LAH-yao")

    · Surname,Apelyido ("ah-pehl-YEE-doh")

    · Address,Tirahan ("tee-RAH-hahn")

    · Age,Edad ("EH-dahd")

    · Sex/Gender,Kasarian ("kah-sah-REE-ahn")

    · School,Paaralan ("pah ah-RAH-lahn")

    · Variety Store,Tindahan ("teen-DAH-hahn")

    · Birthday,Kaarawan ("kah ah-RAH-wahn")

    · Birthdate,Kapanganakan ("kah-PAH-ngah-NAH-kahn")

    · Child,Anak ("AH-nahk")(refers to son/daugther)/Bata ("BAH-tah") (refers to young child)

    · Adult,Matanda ("mah-TAHN-dah")

    · Tricycle,Traysikel ("trai-SEE-kehl")

    · Jeepney,Jeepney ("JEEP-nee")

    · Bus,Bus ("boos")

    · Train,Tren ("trehn")

    · Light,Ilaw ("EE-law")

    · Water,Tubig ("too-BEEG")

    · Electricity,Kuryente ("koo-RYEHN-teh")

    · Table,Mesa ("MEH-sah")

    · Couch,Sofa ("SOH-fah")

    · Chair,Upuan ("OOH-pooh-AHN") or Silya ("SEEL-yah")

    · Living room,Sala ("SAH-lah")

    · Kitchen,Kusina ("koo-SEE-nah")

    · Bedroom,Kwarto ("KWAHR-toh") or Silid ("SEE-leed")

    · Bathroom,Banyo(formal) ("BAH-nyoh")/Kubeta ("koo-BEH-tah")(informal)/CR(casual)

    · Picture,Litrato ("lee-TRAH-toh") o Larawan ("LAH-rah-WAHN")

    · Radio,Radyo ("RAH-dyoh")

    · Air Conditioner,Aircon ("ah EER-kohn")

    · Television,Telebisyon ("teh-leh-BEE-syohn")

    · Refrigirator,Pridyider ("pree-JEE-dehr")

    · Faucet,Gripo ("GREE-poh")

    · Door,Pinto ("PEEN-toh")

    · Window,Bintana ("been-TAH-nah")

    · Friend,Kaibigan ("kah ee-BEE-gahn")

    · Mother,Nanay ("NAH-nai") or Ina ("EE-nah")

    · Father,Tatay ("TAH-tai") or Ama ("AH-mah")

    · Brother,Kapatid na lalaki ("kah-PAH-teed nah lah-LAH-kee")

    · Sister,Kapatid na babae ("kah-PAH-teed nah bah-BAH-eh")

    · Relative,Kamag-anak ("KAH-mahg-AH-nahk")

    · Neighbor,Kapit-bahay ("KAH-peet-BAH-hai")

    · Wife,Asawang babae ("ah-SAH-wahng bah-BAH-eh")

    · Husband,Asawang lalaki ("ah-SAH-wahng lah-LAH-kee")

    · Fiancee,Nobyo/Nobya(for female) ("NOH-byoh/NOH-byah")

    · Girlfriend/Boyfriend,Kasintahan ("KAH-seen-TAH-hahn")

    · Buddy,Pare ("PAH-reh")

  • Adjectives

    · Separate adjectives are sometimes used to describe things and people (e.g. tall building, tall person). Adjectives without a noun are often ended with the article "na", which roughly translates as "already" or "now." This is usually dropped when translating back into English. "Madumi na." [It's] dirty (now/already). In Tagalog, an article such as "na" or "pa" is required when no noun follows the adjective. "Na" is a bit more immediate (i.e. shorter time than expected) than "pa", but both have similar usage.

    · Many nouns can become adjectives by adding the prefix Ma, such as "Dumi" (dirt) becoming "Madumi" (dirty).

    · Adjective-noun pairs must be linked. "Na" (not the same "na" as above) is used if the adjective ends in a constant, and "ng" is used if it ends in a vowel. Magandang babae (beautiful girl). Malinis na kusina (clean kitchen).

    · Beautiful,Maganda ("mah-GAHN-dah")

    · Handsome,Guwapo/Pogi ("goo-WAH-poh/POH-gee")

    · Ugly,Pangit ("PAHN-geet")

    · Good,Mabuti ("mah-BOO-tee")

    · Bad,Masama ("mah-SAH-mah")

    · Smart/Intelligent,Matalino ("mah-tah-LEE-noh")

    · Tall (person),Matangkad ("mah-TAHNG-kahd")

    · Short/Small,Maliit ("mah-LEE-eet")

    · Clean,Malinis ("mah-LEE-nees")

    · Dirty,Madumi ("mah-DOO-mee")

    · Delicious,Masarap ("mah-SAH-rahp")

    · Bland,Matabang ("mah-TAH-bahng")

    · Large,Malaki ("mah-LAH-kee")

    · Medium,Katamtaman ("kah-tahm-TAH-mahn")

    · Small,Maliit ("mah-LEE eet")

    · Cold,Malamig ("mah-LAH-meeg")

    · Hot,Mainit ("mah EE-neet")

    · Happy,Masaya ("mah-SAH-yah")

    · Sad/Lonely,Malungkot ("mah-LOONG-koht")

    · Far,Malayo ("mah-LAH-yoh")

    · Close/Near,Malapit ("mah-LAH-peet")

    · Strong,Malakas ("mah-LAH-kahs")

    · Noisy,Maingay ("mah-EE-ngai")

    · Silent,Tahimik ("tah-HEE-meek")

    · High,Mataas ("mah-TAH-ahs")

    · Low,Mababa ("mah-BAH-tah")

    · Old (person),Matanda ("mah-TAHN-dah")

    · Old (things),Luma ("LOO-mah")

  • Prepositions

    · Here,Dito ("DEE-toh")

    · There,Doon ("DOH-ohn")

    · Outside,Sa labas ("sah LAH-bahs")

    · Inside,Sa loob ("sah LOH-ohb")

    · Upstairs,Sa itaas ("sah ee-TAH-ahs")

    · Downstairs,Sa ibaba ("sah ee-BAH-bah")

    · Behind,Sa likod ("sah LEE-kohd")

    · Next,Katabi ("kah-TAH-bee")

    · Beside,Katabi ("kah-TAH-bee")

    · Front,Harapan ("hah-RAH-pahn")

    · Back,Likuran ("lee-KOO-rahn")

  • Problems

    · What's the matter/problem?,Anong problema? ("ah-NOHNG proh-bleh-MAH?")

    · Are you ok?,Ayos ka lang? ("ah-yohs kah lahng?")

    · Leave me alone.,Lumayo ka sa akin. ("loo-MAH-yoh sah AH-keen")

    · Don't touch me!,Huwag mo akong hawakan. ("HOO-wahg moh AH-kohng hah-WAH-kahn")

    · Let go of me!,Bitawan mo ako! ("bee-tah-wahn moh ah-KOH!")

    · I'll call the police.,Tatawag ako ng pulis. ("tah-TAH-wahg AH-koh nahng POO-lees")

    · Police!,Pulis("POO-lees)

    · Police Headquarters,Pulisiya ("poo-LEE-syah")

    · There's an accident,May aksidente. ("mai ahk-see-DEHN-teh")

    · There's a fire!!,May sunog!! or Sunog!! (lit. "burning") ("mai SOO-nohg") or ("SOO-nohg")

    · Note: Tagalog always refers to what's burning and not the flames. Fire (controlled or in abstract) : "Apoy" ("AH-poy")

    · Stop! Thief!,Tigil! Magnanakaw! ("TEE-geel! mahg-nah-NAH-cow!")

    · I need help.,Kailangan ko ng tulong. ("kah ee-LAHN-gahn koh nahng TOO-lohng")

    · It's an emergency.,Ito ay isang emergency. ("EE-toh eye EE-sahng eh-mehr-JEHN-see")

    · I'm lost.,Nawawala ako. ("nah-wah-WAH-lah AH-koh")

    · I'm tired,Pagod ako. ("PAH-gohd AH-koh")

    · I'm not feeling well.,Masama ang pakiramdam ko. ("mah-SAH-mah ahng pah-kee-RAHM-dahm koh")

    · I can't sleep,Hindi ako makatulog. ("AH-koh mah-kah-TOO-lohg")

    · I can't eat,Hindi ako makakakain. ("HEEN-dee AH-koh mah-kah-kah-KAH een")

    · I have a headache,Sumasakit ang ulo ko. ("soo-mah-SAH-keet ahng OO-loh koh")

    · I'm hungry,Gutom na ako. ("GOO-tohm nah AH-koh")

    · I'm thirsty,Nauuhaw ako. ("nah OO oo-how AH-koh")

    · I ran out of money,Naubusan na ako ng pera. ("nah oo-BOO-sahn nah AH-koh nahng PEH-rah")

    · I lost my bag.,Nawala ang bag ko. ("nah-WAH-lah ahng bahg koh")

    · I lost my wallet.,Nawala ang pitaka ko. ("nah-WAH-lah ahng pee-tah-ka koh")

    · I'm sick.,May sakit ako. ("mai SAH-keet AH-koh")

    · I've been injured.,Nasugatan ako. ("nah-soo-GAH-tahn AH-koh")

    · I need a doctor.,Kailangan ko ng duktor/mangagamot. ("kah ee-LAHNG-tahn koh nahng DOOK-tor/mahn-gah-GAH-moht")

    · Can I use your phone?,Pwedeng makigamit ng telepono? ("pweh-DEHNG mah-kee-gah-MEET nahng teh-leh-poh-NOH?")

    · Where's the hospital?,Saan ang ospital? ("SAH-ahn ahng ohs-pee-TAHL?")

    · I need to get you to the hospital.,Kailangan kitang dalhin sa ospital. ("kah-ee-LAHN-gahn KEE-tahng DAHL-heen sah ohs-PEE-tahl")

    · Do you know how to speak English?,Marunong ka ba mag-Ingles? ("mah-roo-NOHNG kah bah mahg-een-GLEHS?")

  • Numbers and currency

    · Note: In some cases Spanish numbers (with Filipino spelling) are used.

    · 0,sero ("SEH-roh")

    · 1,isá, uno ("ee-SAH, OO-noh"), piso(for currency, not isang piso)(pee-so)

    · 2,dalawá, dos ("dah-lah-WAH, dohs"), dalawang piso(for currency)

    · 3,tatlo, tres ("taht-LOH, trehs"), tatlong piso(for currency)

    · 4,apat, kuwatro ("AH-paht, koo-wah-TROH") apat na piso(for currency)

    · 5,limá, singko ("lee-MAH, SEENG-koh"), limang piso(for currency)

    · 6,anim, sais ("AH-neem, says"), anim na piso(for currency)

    · 7,pito, siyete ("PEE-toh, SYEH-teh"), pitong piso(for currency)

    · 8,walo, otso ("WAH-loh, OHT-soh"), walong piso(for currency)

    · 9,siyam, nuwebe ("SEE-yahm, noo-WEH-beh"), siyam na piso(for currency)

    · 10,sampu, diyes ("SAHM-poo, dyehs"), sampung piso(for currency)

    · 11,labing-isa, onse ("LAH-beeng-EE-sah, OHN-seh"), onse pesos(for currency)("OHN-seh peh-sos")

    · 12,labing-dalawa, dose ("LAH-beeng-dah-LAH-wah, DOH-seh"), dose pesos(for currency)

    · 13,labing-tatlo, trese ("LAH-beeng-taht-LOH, TREH-seh"), trese pesos(for currency)

    · 14,labing-apat, katorse ("lah-beeng-AH-paht, kah-tohr-SEH"), katorse pesos(for currency)

    · 15,labing-lima ("lah-beeng lee-mah"), kinse pesos(for currency)("keen-seh peh-sos")

    · 16,labing-anim ("lah-beeng ah-neem"), diesisais pesos(for currency)("diyes see-sah-is peh-sos)

    · 17,labing-pito ("lah-beeng pee-to"), disisyete pesos(for currency)("dees-see-sye-TEH peh-sos")

    · 18,labing-walo ("lah-beeng wah-lo"), disiocho pesos(for currency)

    · 19,labing-siyam ("la-beeng-SHAM"), disinueve pesos(for currency)

    · 20,dalawampu ("da-la-wam-POO"), beinte pesos or dalawangpung piso(for currency)

    · 21,dalawampu't isa ("da-la-wam-POOT ee-sah"), beinte uno pesos(for currency)

    · 22,dalawampu't dalawa ("da-la-wam-POOT dah-lah-WAH"), bente dos pesos(for currency) (ben-teh peh-sos)

    · 23,dalawampu't tatlo ("da-la-wam-POOT tat-LO"), bente tres pesos(for currency)

    · 30,tatlumpu ("tat-loom-POO"): trenta pesos(for currency) (tren-tah peh-sos)

    · 40,apatnapu("ah-pat-nah-POO") : kwarenta pesos(for currency)("kwaren-tah peh-sos")

    · 50,limampu("lee-mam-POO") : singkwenta pesos (for currency)("singkwen-tah peh-sos")

    · 60,animnapu ("ah-neem-nah-POO"): sisenta pesos (for currency)("seesen-tah peh-sos")

    · 70,pitumpu ("pee-toom-POO"): sitenta pesos(for currency)("seeten-tah peh-sos")

    · 80,walumpu("wah-loom-POO"): otsenta pesos (for currency)("otsen-tah peh-sos")

    · 90,siyamnapu("sham-nah-POO"): nobenta pesos (for currency)("noben-tah peh-sos")

    · 100,isang daan ("eesang DAH-ahn"), isang daang piso(for currency)

    · 200,dalawang daan ("dah-lah-wang DAH-ahn"), dalawang daang piso(for currency)(dah-lah-wang pee-so)

    · 300,tatlong daan ("tat-long DAH-ahn"), tatlong daang piso(for currency)

    · 400,apat na daan ("ah-pat na DAH-ahn"), apat na daang piso(for currency)

    · 500,limang daan ("lee-mang DAH-ahn"), limang daang piso(for currency)

    · 600,anim na raan("a-neem na rah-AHN"), anim na daang piso(for currency)

    · 700,pitong daan("pee-tong DAH-ahn"), pitong daang piso(for currency)

    · 800,walong daan("WAH-long DAH-ahn"), walong daang piso(for currency)

    · 900,siyam na raan ("SEE-yahm sahn-DAH-ahn"), siyam na raang piso(for currency)

    · 1000,isang libo ("EE-sahng LEE-boh"), isang libong piso(for currency)

    · 2000,dalawang libo ("dah-LAH-wahng LEE-boh"), dalawang daang piso(for currency)

    · 1,000,000,isang milyon ("EE-sahng MEE-lyohn"), isang milyong piso(for currency)

    · 1,000,000,000,isang libong milyon ("EE-sahng LEE-bohng MEE-lyohn") for British English, isang bilyon ("EE-sahng BEE-lyohn") for American English, isang bilyong (for currency)

    · 1,000,000,000,000,isang bilyon ("EE-sahng BEE-lyohn") for British English, isang trilyon ("EE-sahng TREE-lyohn") for American English

    · number _____ ("train, bus, etc."),bilang _____ ("BEE-lang") : numero _____ ("noo-MEH-roh") (usually with a Spanish number, e.g. "numero uno", ("noo-MEH-roh OO-noh") number one)

    · half,kalahati ("kah-lah-HAHN-tee")

    · less,kaunti ("kah-OON-tee") or konti ("KOHN-tee")

    · more,madami ("mah-DAH-mee") or marami ("mah-RAH-mee")

    · For numbers above 10, Spanish is frequently used.

  • Ordinal Numbers

    · First,Ika-isa ("EE-kah-EE-sah

    · Second,Ika-dalawa ("EE-kah-dah-LAH-wah")

    · Third,Ika-tatlo ("EE-kah-TAHT-loh

    · Fourth,Ika-apat ("EE-kah-AH-paht")

    · Fifth,Ika-lima ("EE-kah-LEE-mah")

    · Sixth,Ika-anim ("EE-kah-AH-neem")

    · Seventh,Ika-pito ("EE-kah-PEE-toh")

    · Eight,Ika-walo ("EE-kah-WAH-loh")

    · Ninth,Ika-siyam ("EE-kah-SEE-yahm")

    · Tenth,Ika-sampu ("EE-kah-SAHM-poo")

    · Twentieth,Ika-dalawampu ("EE-kah-dah-lah-WAHM-poo")

    · Hundreth,Ika-isang daan ("EE-kah-EE-sahng DAH-ahn")

  • Time

    · now,ngayon ("nahn-GAH-yon")

    · a while ago/earlier,kanina ("kah-NEE-nah")

    · later,mamaya ("mah-MAH-yah")

    · before,bago ("BAH-goh")

    · after,pagkatapos ("pahg-kah-TAH-pohs")

    · morning,umaga ("oo-MAH-gah")

    · noon,tanghali ("tang-HAH-lee")

    · afternoon,hapon ("HAH-pohn")

    · evening,gabi ("GAH-bee")

    · night,gabi ("GAH-bee")

    · midnight,hatinggabi ("hah-teeng-GAH-bee")

    · dawn,madaling-araw ("mah-DAH-leeng-AH-row")

  • Clock time

    · "ng" is pronounced 'nang' (rhymes with sung)

    · What time is it?,Anóng oras na? ("ah-NOHNG OH-rahs nah?")

    · At what time...?,Anóng oras...? ("ah-NOHNG OH-rahs...?")

    · one o'clock AM,ala una ng madaling araw ("ah-lah OO-nah nahng mah-DAH-leeng AH-row")

    · two o'clock AM,alas dos ng madaling araw ("AH-lahs dohs nahng mah-DAH-leeng AH-row")

    · three o'clock AM,alas tres ng madaling araw ("AH-lahs trehs nahng mah-DAH-leeng AH-row")

    · four o'clock AM,alas kwatro ng madaling araw ("AH-lahs KWAH-troh nahng mah-DAH-leeng AH-row")

    · five o'clock AM,alas singko ng madaling araw ("AH-lahs SEENG-koh nahng mah-DAH-leeng AH-row")

    · six o'clock AM,alas sais ng umaga ("AH-lahs says nahng oo-MAH-gah")

    · seven o'clock AM,alas siyete ng umaga ("AH-lahs SYEH-teh nahng oo-MAH-gah")

    · eight o'clock AM,alas otso ng umaga ("AH-lahs OHT-soh nahng oo-MAH-gah")

    · nine o'clock AM,alas nuwebe ng umaga ("AH-lahs noo-WEH-beh nahng oo-MAH-gah")

    · ten o'clock AM,alas diyes ng umaga ("AH-lahs dyehs nahng oo-MAH-gah")

    · eleven o'clock AM,alas onse ng umaga ("AH-lahs OHN-seh nahng oo-MAH-gah")

    · twelve o'clock/noon,alas dose ng tanghali ("AH-lahs DOH-seh nahng TAHNG-hah-lee")

    · one o'clock PM,ala una ng hapon ("AH-lah OO-nah nahng HAH-pohn")

    · two o'clock PM,alas dos ng hapon ("AH-lahs dohs nahng HAH-pohn")

    · three o'clock PM,alas tres ng hapon ("AH-lahs trehs nahng HAH-pohn")

    · four o'clock PM,alas kwatro ng hapon ("AH-lahs KWAH-troh nahng HAH-pohn")

    · five o'clock PM,alas singko ng hapon ("AH-lahs SEEHNG-koh nahng HAH-pohn")

    · seven o'clock PM,ala siyete ng hating gabi ("AH-lah SYEH-teh nahng HAH-teeng GAH-bee")

    · six o'clock PM,ala sais ng hating gabi ("AH-lah says nahng HAH-teeng GAH-bee")

    · eight o'clock PM,alas otso ng hating gabi ("AH-lahs OHT-soh nahng HAH-teeng GAH-bee")

    · nine o'clock PM,alas nuebe ng hating gabi ("AH-lahs noo EH-beh nahng HAH-teeng GAH-bee")

    · ten o'clock PM,alas dies ng hating gabi ("AH-lahs DEE ehs nahng HAH-teeng GAH-bee")

    · eleven o'clock PM,alas onse ng hating gabi ("AH-lahs OHN-seh nahng HAH-teeng GAH-bee")

    · one o'clock PM,ala una ng hapon ("AH-lah OO-nah nahng HAH-pohn")

    · two o'clock PM,alas dos ng gabi ("AH-lahs dohs nahng GAH-bee")

    · twelve o'clock/midnight,alas dose ng madaling araw ("AH-lahs DOH-seh nahng mah-DAH-leeng AH-row")

    · one thirty o'clock PM,ala una y media ng hapon ("AH-lah OO-nah ee meh-DEE ah nahng HAH-pohn")

    · two thiry PM,alas dos y media ng hapon ("AH-lahs dohs ee meh-DEE ah nahng HAH-pohn")

    · one thirty AM,ala una y media ng madaling araw ("AH-lah OO-nah ee meh-DEE ah nahng mah-DAH-leeng AH-row")

    · nine thirty AM,alas nuwebe ng umaga ("AH-lahs noo-WEH-beh nahng oo-MAH-gah")

    · one forty five AM,ala una kwarenta y singko ng umaga ("AH-lah OO-nah kwah-REHN-tah ee SEENG-koh nahng oo-MAH-gah")

    · nine forty five AM,alas nuebe kwarenta y singko ng umaga ("AH-lahs noo-EH-beh kwah-REHN-tah ee SEENG-koh nahng oo-MAH-gah")

  • Duration

    · A vowel ending number must be suffixed with "-ng" while consonant-ending numbers must be followed by "na", e.g. "isaNG minuto" (one minute) or "apat NA minuto" (four minutes).

    · _____ second(s),_____ segundo ("seh-GOON-doh")

    · _____ minute(s),_____ minuto ("mee-NOO-toh")

    · _____ hour(s),_____oras ("OH-rahs")

    · _____ day(s),_____araw ("AH-row")

    · _____ week(s),_____ linggo ("LEENG-goh")

    · _____ month(s),_____buwan ("BOO-wahn")

    · _____ year(s),_____taon ("TAH-ohn")

    · The Filipino language borrowed its terms for the days of the week and months of the year from the Spanish language.

  • Days

    · today,ngayon ("nga-yohn")

    · yesterday,kahapon ("ka-HA-pon")

    · tomorrow,bukas ("BOO-kas")

    · this week,ngayong linggo ("nga-YONG ling-go")

    · last week,nakaraang linggo ("na-ka-ra-ang ling-go")

    · next week,sa isang linggo ("sah EE-sahng LEENG-goh")

    · Sunday,Linggo ("LEENG-goh")

    · Monday,Lunes ("LOO-nehs")

    · Tuesday,Martes ("MAHR-tehs")

    · Wednesday,Miyerkoles ("myehr-KOH-lehs")

    · Thursday,Huwebes ("hoo-WEH-behs")

    · Friday,Biyernes ("BYEHR-nehs")

    · Saturday,Sabado ("sah-BAH-doh")

  • Months

    · January,Enero ("eh-NEH-roh")

    · February,Pebrero ("peh-BREH-roh")

    · March,Marso ("MAHR-soh")

    · April,Abril ("AH-breel")

    · May,Mayo ("MAH-yoh")

    · June,Hunyo ("HOON-nyoh")

    · July,Hulyo ("HOO-lyoh")

    · August,Agosto ("ah-GOHS-toh")

    · September,Setyembre ("seh-TYEHM-breh")

    · October,Oktubre ("ohk-TOO-breh")

    · November,Nobyembre ("noh-BYEHM-breh")

    · December,Disyembre ("dee-SYEHM-breh")

  • Holidays

    · Christmas,Pasko ("PAHS-koh")

    · New Year,Bagong Taon ("BAH-gohng TAH-ohn")

    · Holy Week,Mahal na Araw("MAH-hal nah Ah-rao), Semana Santa(casual)

    · All Souls Day,Araw ng mga Patay ("AH-row nahng mgah PAH-tai")(formal)/Todos los Santos ("TOH-dohs lohs SAHN-tohs") (casual)/Undas(oon-dahs)(casual)

  • Writing times and dates

    · Dates can be written as follows:

    · Times are written as in English (as in 6:23 AM) but spoken as in Spanish.

  • Colors

    · black,itim ("ee-TEEM")

    · white,puti ("pooh-TEE")

    · red,pula ("pooh-LAH")

    · gray,abo ("ah-boh")

    · orange,kahel ("ka-HEL")

    · yellow,dilaw ("dee-LAO")

    · green,berde ("BER-de"), luntian ("loon-TEE-ahn")

    · blue,asul ("ah-SOOL"), bughaw ("boog-HOW")

    · purple,ube ("OOH-beh"), lila ("LEE-la")

    · pink,pink, rosa ("ROH-sa")

    · brown,brown, tsokolate ("cho-ko-LAH-teh") (for objects); kayumanggi ("kah-yoo-MANG-gee"), moreno (for skin color) ("moh-REH-noh")

    · gold,ginto ("geen-TOH")

  • Transportation

    · car,kotse ("KOHT-seh")

    · taxi,taxi ("TAHK-see")

    · bus,bus ("boos")

    · van,bungad ("BOON-gahd")

    · truck,trak ("trahk")

    · ship,barko ("BAHR-koh")

    · boat,bangka ("BAHNG-kah")

    · ferry,lantsa ("lan-t'sah")

    · helicopter,helicopter

    · airplane,eroplano ("eh-roh-PLAH-noh")

    · airline company,kompanya ng eroplano ("kohm-PAH-nyah nahng eh-roh-PLAH-noh")

    · bicycle,bisikleta ("bee-see-KLEH-tah")

    · motorcycle,motorsiklo ("moh-tohr-SEE-kloh")

    · scooter,iskuter ("ees-KOO-tehr")

    · carriage,karwahe ("kahr-WAH-heh")

    · jeepney,jeepney ("zheh-EHP-nay") of transportation common in the Philippines

  • Bus and train

    · How much is a ticket to _____?,Magkano ang tiket papuntang _____? ("mahg-KAH-noh ahng TEE-keht pah-poon-TAHNG____?")

    · How much is the fare to _____?,Magkano ang pamasahe sa ______? ("mahg-KAH-noh ahng pah-mah-SAH-heh sah____?")

    · One ticket to _____, please.,Bigyan mo ako ng isang ticket papuntang _____. ("BEEG-yahn moh AH-koh nahng EE-sahng TEE-keht pah-POON-tahng_______")

    · Where does this train/bus go?,Saan patungo ang tren/bus na ito? ("SAH ahn pah-TOON-goh ahng trehn/boos nah EE-toh?")

    · Where is the train/bus to _____?,Nasaan ang tren/bus na patungong _____? ("nah-SAH ahn ahng trehn/boos nah pah-TOON-gohng______?")

    · Does this train/bus stop in _____?,Hihinto ba ang tren/bus na ito sa _____? ("hee-HEEN-toh bah ahng trehn/boos nah EE-toh sah______?")

    · I'm going to take a ( bus/jeepney/taxi),Sasakay ako ng (bus/jeep/taxi). ("sah-SAH-kai AH-koh nahng")

    · When does the train/bus for _____ leave?,Kailan aalis ang tren/bus papuntang_____? ("KAH ee-lahn AH ah-lees ahng trehn/boos pah-POON-tahng_______?")

    · What time is this bus going to leave?,Anong oras aalis itong bus? ("AH-nohng krahs ah AH-lees EE-tohng boos?")

    · When will this train/bus arrive in _____?,Kailan darating yung bus na ito sa _____? ("kah EE-lahn dah-RAH-teeng yoong boos nah EE-toh sah______?")

    · What time will the bus arrive?,Anong oras darating ang bus? ("AH-nohng OH-rahs dah-RAH-teeng ahng boos?")

  • Directions

    · How do I get to _____ ?,Paano pumunta ng/sa ______? ("pah AH-noh poo-MOON-tah nahng/sah____?")

    · ...the train station?,...himpilan ng tren. ("heem-PEE-lahn nahng trehn")

    · ...the bus station?,...himpilan ng bus? ("heem-PEE-lahn nahng boos?")

    · ...the airport?,... paliparan? ("pah-lee-PAH-rahn?")

    · ...downtown?,...bayan? ("bah-YAN")

    · ...supermarket?,...supermarket? (English) (Western style supermarkets)

    · ...wet market?,...palengke? ("pah-LENG-keh") (Traditional Filipino market)


    · ...the youth hostel?,...hostel? ("HOS-tel")

    · ...the _____ hotel?,..._____ otel? ("o-TEL")

    · ...the American/Canadian/Australian/British consulate?,... konsulado ng Estados Unidos (Amerika)/Canada/Australia/Britanya ("...")

    · Where are there a lot of...,Saan ang karamihan ng... ("...")

    ·,...mga hotel? ("ma-nga o-TEL")

    · ...restaurants?,... mga kainan? ("ma-nga KAH-ee-nun")

    · ...malls?,...mga mall? ("mgah mohl?")

    · ...cinema?,...mga sinehan? ("mgah see-NEH-bahn?")

    · ...bars?,...mga bars? (English) ("mgah bahrs?")

    · ...sites to see?,...mga magagandang tanawin? ("mgah mah-gahn-GAHN-dahng tah-NAH-ween?")

    · Can you show me on the map ____ ?,Maari bang ituro mo sa akin sa mapa ang _____? ("ma-ah-ahree bahng ee-too-ro mo sah ah-keen sah mah-pa ahng____")

    · street,kalye ("kal-YEH")

    · Turn left.,Kumaliwa. ("KooMAH-Leewah")

    · Turn right.,Kumanan. ("KooMAH-nun")

    · left,kaliwa ("kah-lee-WAH")

    · right,kanan ("kah-NAN")

    · straight ahead,dumiretso ("doo-meeh-ret-SO")

    · towards the _____,patungo sa _____ ("pah-too-ngo sah")

    · past the _____,lagpas sa _____ ("lag-PAHS")

    · before the _____,bago sa _____ ("bah-go sah")

    · Watch out for the _____.,Maging mapagmasid ka sa _____. ("mah-geeng mah-pag-mah-seed kah sah")

    · intersection,interseksyon ("een-ter-sek-shon")

    · north,hilaga ("hee-LAH-gah")

    · south,timog ("TEE-mohg")

    · east,silangan ("see-LAHN-gahn")

    · west,kanluran ("kahn-LOO-rahn")

    · uphill,paakyat ng burol ("pah AH-kyaht nahng BOO-rohl")

    · downhill,pababa ng burol ("pah-BAH-bah nahng BOO-rohl")

  • Taxi

    · Taxi!,Taksi! ("TAHK-see")

    · Take me to _____, please(formal).,Pakihatid mo ako sa_____. ("...")

    · To _____ , please (casual).,Sa ____.("sah")

    · I'm going to ____,Papunta akong _____ ("pah-poon-tah ah-kong")

    · How much does it cost to get to _____?,Magkano papuntang _____? ("mag-kah-no pah-poon-tang")

    · How much do you charge?,Magkano ang singil mo?("mag-kah-no ahng see-ngeel-mo")

    · How much is the fare?,Magkano ang bayad?("mag-ka-no ahng bah-yad")

    · Take me there, please.,Pakihatid mo ako doon. ("pa-kee-ha-teed mo ah-ko do-ON")

  • Jeepney/Bus

    · One/Two/Three etc. to ____ (When paying the fare for number of people),Isa/Dalawa/Tatlo papuntang _____ ( insert the destination here)

    · Stop!!! (to get off the jeepney/bus),Para!!!! ("PA-rah")

    · How much is the fare to _____?,Magkano ang pamasahe papuntang _____ ("...")

    · Sir(driver) Where's my change?,Mama, nasaan ang sukli ko? (" Mam-ma na-sa-an ang sooklee ko")

    · Can you drop me off at ____?,Maari niyo ba akong ibababa sa ____?

  • Lodging

    · Do you have any rooms available?,Meron ba kayong kwarto na hindi ginagamit? ("...")

    · How much is a room for one person/two people?,Magkano ang isang kwarto para sa isang/dalawang tao? ("...")

    · Does the room come with...,Kasama ba sa kwarto ang______ ? ("...")

    · ...bedsheets?,...kumot? ("koo-MOT")

    · ...pillows?,...unan

    · ...a bathroom?,...banyo? ("BAHN-yoh")

    · ...a telephone?,...telepono? ("te-LE-poh-NOH")

    · ...a TV?,...TV? ("TV")

    · Can I see the room first?,Pwede bang makita muna ang kwarto? ("...")

    · Do you have anything quieter?,Meron ba kayong mas tahimik? ("...")

    · ...bigger?,...mas malaki? ("...")

    · ...cleaner?,...mas malinis? ("...")

    · ...cheaper?,...mas mura? ("")

    · OK, I'll take it.,Sige, kukunin ko. ("...")

    · I will stay for _____ night(s).,Mag iistay ako ng _____ gabi. ("...")

    · Can you suggest another hotel?,Pwede ba kayong mag-suggest ng ibang hotel? ("...")

    · Do you have a safe?,Meron ba kayong safe?? ("...")

    · ...lockers?,...lockers? ("...")

    · Is breakfast/supper included?,Kasama ba ang almusal/hapunan? ("...")

    · What time is breakfast/lunch/supper?,Anong oras ang almusal/tanghalian/hapunan? ("...")

    · Please clean my room.,Pakilinis ang aking kwarto. ("...")

    · Can you wake me up at _____ ( e.g. ten o'clock AM) ?,Pwede mo ba akong gisingin ng _____(e.g. alas diyes ng umaga)? ("...")

    · I want to check out.,Gusto ko nang mag-check-out. ("..."')

    · Who's knocking the door?,Sino ang kumakatok sa pinto?

    · Who's there?,Sino yan?

    · The toilet is not working.,Sira ang inidoro.

  • Money

    · Do you accept ...,Tumatanggap ba kayo ng ... ("Too-mah-tang-GAP ba ka-YO nang...")

    · ... credit cards?,... credit card?

    · ... checks?,... tseke? ("CHE-ke")

    · ... dollars?,... dolyares? ("dol-YAH-res")

    · Can you change my money to _____?,Pwede mo bang papalitan ang pera ko sa _____? ("PWE-de moh BANG pa-pa-li-TAN ang PE-ra ko sa _____")

    · I want to change my money to Philippine pesos.,Gusto kong papalitan ang pera ko sa peso. ("Goose-toh kong pa-pa-li-TAN ang PE-ra ko sa pe-so")

    · Where can I get my money changed?,Saan pwedeng magpapalit ng pera? ("Sa-AHN PWE-deng MAG-pa-pa-lit nang PE-ra?")

    · Can you change a traveler's check for me?,Pwede bang papalitan ang tseke ko? ("PWE-de BANG pa-pa-li-TAN ang CHE-ke ko?")

    · Where can I get a traveler's check changed?,Saan ko pwedeng papalitan ang tseke ko? ("Sa-AHN ko PWE-deng pa-pa-li-TAN ang CHE-ke ko?")

    · What is the exchange rate in _____?,Magkano ang palitan sa _____? ("Mag-KA-noh ang pa-LI-tan sa _____")

    · Where is the ATM (Automatic Teller Machine)?,Saan merong ATM? ("Sah-AHN MEH-rong ATM?")

    · I want to withdraw money from an ATM.,Gusto kong mag-"withdraw" (sa ATM). ("Goose-toh kong mag-with-draw")

  • Eating

    · A table for one person/two people, please.,Mesa para sa isa/dalawang katao, please. ("...")

    · Can I look at the menu, please?,Pwedeng makita ang menu, please? ("pweh-deng mah-kee-tah ahng meh-noo")

    · Can I look in the kitchen?,Pwedeng makita ang kusina? ("pweh-deng mah-kee-tah ahng koo-see-nah")

    · Where's the bathroom/washroom?,Nasaan ang C.R.? ("nah-sah-ahn ahng see-ar")

    · Is there a house specialty?,Meron ba kayong specialty? ("meh-ron bah kah-yong spe-shal-tee")

    · Is there a local specialty?,Meron ba kayong local specialty? ("...")

    · I'm a vegetarian.,Vegetarian ako. ("...")

    · I don't eat pork.,Hindi ako kumakain ng baboy. ("Heendee ako koomah-kain nang ba-boy")

    · I don't eat beef.,Hindi ako kumakain ng karne. ("...")

    · I only eat kosher food.,Kosher lang ang kinakain ko. ("...")

    · Can you make it "lite", please? ("less oil/butter/lard"),Pwede mong gawing "lite", please? ("...")

    · It's salty.,Maalat ito

    · It's so sweet.,Napakatamis nito

    · It's so spicy.,Napakaanghang ito

    · fixed-price meal,fixed-price meal ("...")

    · à la carte,a la carte ("...")

    · breakfast,almusal ("al-moo-sal")

    · lunch,tanghalian ("tang-hah-lee-ahn")

    · snack ("meal"),meriyenda ('mer-yen-dah")

    · supper,hapunan ("ha-poo-nan")

    · I want _____.,Gusto ko ng _____. ("GOOS-to koh")

    · I want a dish called _____.,Gusto ko ng ulam na _____. ("...")

    · chicken,manok ("mah-nok")

    · beef,karne ("kar-ne")

    · fish,isda ("is-DAH")

    · ham,hamon ("...")

    · food,pagkain("pag-kah-een")

    · drinks,inumin("ee-noo-min")

    · sausage,longganisa (local sausage) ("...")

    · cheese,keso ("keh-soh")

    · eggs,itlog ("eet-LOG")

    · salad,ensalada ("...")

    · corn,mais

    · (fresh) vegetables,(sariwang) gulay ("goo-LIE")

    · (fresh) fruit,(sariwang) prutas ("proo-TAS")

    · bread,tinapay ("ti-nah-PIE")

    · fastfood,fastfood

    · toast,toast ("...")

    · noodles,pansit or noodles ("...")

    · rice,kanin ("KA-nin")/bigas ("bee-GAS", used for uncooked rice)

    · beans,beans ("...")

    · raw,hilaw ("HEElaw")

    · cooked,luto ("LOOto")

    · fried,prito

    · fried chicken/fish/egg,pritong manok/isda/itlog

    · grilled/roasted,inihaw

    · boiled,nilaga

    · salt,asin ("uh-SEEN")

    · sugar,asukal

    · cooking oil,mantika (man-TEE-ka)

    · garlic,bawang

    · onion,sibuyas

    · black pepper,paminta("...")

    · soy sauce,toyo("to-yo")

    · butter,margarina or mantikilya ("...")

    · Can/May I have a glass of _____?,Pwedeng/Maaaring makahingi ng isang basong _____? ("pweh-deng/mah-ah-ring mah-kah-hee-ngi nahng ee-sang bah-song")

    · Can/May I have a cup of _____?,Pwedeng/Maaring makahingi ng isang tasang_____? ("...")

    · Can/May I have a bottle of _____?,Pwedeng/Maaaring makahingi ng isang boteng _____? ("...")

    · coffee,kape ("ka-FEH")

    · tea ("drink"),tsaa ("cha-AH")

    · iced tea,iced tea (no direct translation)

    · chocolate,tsokolate

    · ice,yelo("yeh-lo")

    · juice,juice ("...")

    · water,tubig ("TOO-BEEG")

    · beer,serbesa(formal), beer(casual)("...")

    · red/white wine,red/white wine ("...")

    · May I have some _____?,Maaaring makahingi ng_____? ("...")

    · dessert,panghimagas(formal), dessert(casual) ("...")

    · Excuse me, waiter? ("getting attention of server"),Excuse me, waiter? ("...")

    · I'm finished/done.,Tapos na ako. or Tapos na akong kumain. ("tah-pohs NAH uh-KOH or tah-pohs NAH uh-KOHNG KOO-mah-in")

    · It was delicious.,Masarap ang pagkain. ("muh-suh-RAHP yan")

    · Please clean the table.,Pakilinis ang mesa. ("...")

    · Can I get the bill, please.,Yung bill, please. ("...")

  • KTV (Karaoke Bars)

    · Can we get a room to sing?,Pwede ba sa VIP room? (Mag KaHN TAH Han)

  • Bars

    · Do you serve alcohol?,Meron ba kayong alak? ("...")

    · Do you have cigarettes?,Meron ba kayong sigarilyo?

    · Is there table service?,Meron ba kayong 'table service'? ("..."')

    · A beer/two beers, please.,Isang/dalawang beer/s, please. ("...")

    · A glass of red/white wine, please.,A glass of red/white wine, please. ("...")

    · A pint, please.,A pint, please. ("...")

    · A bottle, please.,Isang bote, please. ("...")

    · _____ ("hard liquor") and _____ ("mixer"), please.,_____ and _____, please. ("...")

    · whiskey,whiskey ("...")

    · vodka,vodka ("bod-KAH")

    · rum,rum ("rahm")

    · water,tubig ("too-beeg")

    · club soda,club soda ("...")

    · tonic water,tonic water ("...")

    · orange juice,orange juice ("...")

    · Coke ("soda/pop"),Coke ("soft drinks")

    · Do you have any snacks?,Meron ba kayong chicherya? ("meh-RON bah kaYONG chee-cheer-YAH")

    · One more, please.,Isa pa nga ulit, please. ("Isa pa.")

    · Another round, please.,Isa pa ulit. ("...")

    · When is closing time?,Kailan (or Anong oras) kayo magsasara? ("?")

  • Shopping

    · Where can I buy ____?,Saan makakabili ng _____? ("sah-ahn mah-kah-kah-bee-lee nahng")

    · Do you have size ____ (e.g. 8/9/10) ?,Meron kayong size _____(e.g. 8/9/10)? ("...")

    · How much is it?,Magkano ito? ("mag-kah-no ee-to")

    · That's too expensive.,Napakamahal naman niyan. ("nah-pah-kah-mah-hal nah-man nyan")

    · Do you accept credit card?,Tumatanggap ba kayo ng credit card? ("...")

    · expensive,mahal ("mahHAL")

    · cheap,mura ("mooRAH")

    · I can't afford it.,Hindi ko kayang bilhin. ("...")

    · I don't want it.,Hindi ko gusto. ("hinDIH ko GOOSto")

    · You're cheating me.,Dinadaya mo ako. ("...")

    · I'm not interested.,Hindi ako interesado. (..)

    · OK, I'll take it.,Sige, kukunin ko. ("...")

    · Can I have a bag?,Pwedeng makahingi ng bag? ("...")

    · It's too big.,Sobrang laki nito

    · It's too small.,Sobrang liit nito

    · Do you have a size smaller/bigger than this?,Meron ba kayong size na mas maliit/malaki dito?

    · Can i change the size to ____?,Pwedeng papalitan sa size na ____ ?

    · Do you ship (overseas)?,Nag shiship ba kayo sa ibang bansa? ("...")

    · Do you have ____?,Meron kayong ______?

    · I need...,Kailangan ko ng ... ("KYE-LAHNG-uhn ko")

    · ...toothpaste.,...toothpaste. ("...")


    · ...clothes,damit


    · ...necklace,kwintas

    · ...earings,hikaw

    · ...ring,singsing

    · ...a toothbrush.,...sipilyo. ("SEEpeelyo")

    · ...tampons.,...napkins. ("...")

    · ...soap.,...sabon. ("SAHbon")

    · ...shampoo.,...syampu. ("SHAHM-poo")

    · ...pain reliever. ("e.g., aspirin or ibuprofen"),...pain reliever. ("...")

    · ...cold medicine.,...gamot sa sipon. ("Gahmot sa see-pon")

    · ...stomach medicine.,...gamot sa tiyan. ("Gahmot sa chan")

    · ...a razor.,...a razor. ("...")

    · umbrella.,... payong. ("...")

    · ...sunblock lotion.,...sunblock lotion. ("...")

    · ...a postcard.,...a postcard. ("...")

    · ...postage stamps.,...selyo. ("...")

    · ...batteries.,... baterya. ("...")

    · ...writing paper.,...papel. ("...")

    · ...a pen.,...bolpen. ("...")

    · ...pencil,...lapis. ("LahPEEs")

    · ...English-language books.,...mga librong Ingles. ("lee-brong EEHNG-glehs")

    · ...English-language magazines.,...English-language magazines. ("...")

    · English-language newspaper.,...dyaryong Ingles ("JAHR-yong EEHNG-glehs")

    · English-English dictionary.,...diksyonaryong Ingles. ("...")

  • Driving

    · I want to rent a car.,Gusto kong mag-renta ng kotse. ("GOOS-to kong mag ren-tah nang koh-CHEH")

    · Can I get insurance?,Pwedeng kumuha ng insurance? ("...")

    · Most Philippine road signs are in English.

    · stop ("on a street sign"),stop ("")

    · one way,one way ("...")

    · yield,yield ("...")

    · no parking,walang paradahan(formal)/parking(casual) ("walang paradahan")

    · speed limit,speed limit ("...")

    · gas ("petrol") station,gas station/gasolinahan ("...")

    · petrol,petrol ("...")

    · diesel,diesel ("...")

  • Authority

    · I haven't done anything wrong.,Wala akong nagawang masama. ("...")

    · It was a misunderstanding.,Hindi yun pagkakaunawaan. ("...")

    · Where are you taking me?,Saan mo/niyo ako dadalhin? (Use mo if you are talking to one person and niyo or nyo if you are talking to two or more people)

    · Am I under arrest?,Aarestuhin mo ba ako? ("...")

    · Where's the warrant?,Saan ang warrant?

    · I am an American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen.,Ako ay isang mamamayang Amerikano/Britano/Kanadyano. (Formal)("..."),American/Australian/British/Canadian citizen ako(Casual) . ("...")

    · I want to talk to the American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate.,Gusto kong makipagusap sa American/Australian/British/Canadian embassy/consulate. ("...")

    · I want to talk to a lawyer.,Gusto kong makipagusap sa abogado. ("GOOS-toh koh ma-KEY-PAHG-OOH-SAHP sah ah-boh-GAH-do")

    · Can I just pay a fine now?,Pwede na lang ba akong magbayad ng multa? ("...")

    · Law,Batas

    · Judge,Hukom or Huwas

    · Lawyer,Abugado/Abogado

    · Court,Hukuman or Korte

    · Jail,Bilangguan or Kulungan

    · Cop,Pulis