The Five Senses In Tagalog And 41+ Useful Vocabulary

five senses in tagalog

Can you imagine life without the 5 senses? It’s hard! So, today, we’ll learn the five senses in Tagalog – pandama, panlasa, pandinig, paningin, and pang-amoy. Why? Because one of the first things that children learn, not just Filipinos, is the five senses of our body. Learning about the five senses is important in our daily life. It makes us aware of the things around us and even in the universe.

We can’t imagine our life without the five senses. If you’re into traveling the Philippines, learning Tagalog words about the five senses will surely make your whole trip memorable. Through the sense of sight and touch, you’ll see lots of beautiful places and enjoy the weather there. You’ll enjoy the delicious food and how it smells through the sense of smell and taste. You’ll hear how natives communicate with each other through the sense of hearing.

What Are The Five Senses In Tagalog?

Life will be hard without the five senses. This is one of the first lessons teachers teach their students in school. But if you would like to learn more Tagalog, you should try the Ling app. It’s a language app that teaches Tagalog and 60+ languages in a fun and easy way possible, and you can get it from Google Play and the App Store for free. For now, here are the five senses in Tagalog and their meaning in English.

five senses in tagalog sight

1. Paningin (Sense Of Sight)

Example sentence: Ang ganda ng Pilipinas ay nakabibihag ng aking paningin. (The beauty of the Philippines captures my sight.)

The first of the five senses that we will discuss is paningin or the sense of sight. It involves the eyes or mata in Tagalog. We use the sense of sight to determine the shape, size, and appearance of an object, basically everything that you can see.

Here are some basic sensory words for the sense of sight.

In the Philippines, there are really lots of beautiful places that will captivate your sight. You’ll never get tired of them because almost everywhere you go, the Philippines will truly give you the treats your eyes deserve.

smell sense in tagalog

2. Pang-Amoy (Sense Of Smell)

Example Sentence: Malakas ang kaniyang pang-amoy kaya nalaman niyang nagluluto si Nanay ng adobo. (His sense of smell is strong that’s why he knew that mom is cooking adobo.)

Have you smelled the fragrance of Sampaguita, the national flower of the Philippines? How about the smell of Lechon when it is being roasted? I bet you can’t resist it. But you can’t enjoy the smell of these things without the sense of smell.

In Filipino, the Tagalog word for the sense of smell is pang-amoy. The body part that is involved here is the nose or ilong in Tagalog. There are easy-to-remember sensory words that can be used for the sense of smell, like the following:

Our sense of smell is important for so many reasons! It helps us enjoy the delicious aromas of our favorite Filipino foods, alerts us to dangers like spoiled food, smoke, or gas leaks, and even plays a powerful role in connecting us to cherished memories. The next time you smell something wonderful, take a moment to appreciate this amazing sense!

touch sense in tagalog

3. Pandama (Sense Of Touch)

Example Sentence: Malakas ang aking pandamang may mali kahit hindi ka nagsasalita. (I have a strong feeling that there’s something wrong even though you’re not speaking.)

One of the most important of the five senses in Tagalog is pandama, which is the Filipino word for the sense of touch. It is basically responsible for everything that we people are feeling in terms of touch. The body part that is responsible for this is the skin. So, here are some basic Filipino words related to the sense of touch.

Next time you touch something, pay close attention to how it feels. Is it smooth like a polished stone or rough like a tree trunk? Is it hard like a table or soft like a pillow? Thinking about these sensations will help you remember these useful words and expand your Tagalog vocabulary!

five senses in tagalog hearing

4. Pandinig (Sense Of Hearing)

Example Sentence: Masarap sa pandinig ang kaniyang tinig. (Her voice is pleasant to hear.)

One of the best things that you can probably hear when you visit the Philippines is the beautiful voice of Filipinos. It’s no surprise that one of the characteristics of the Filipino people is that they are excellent at singing. In fact, some of the world-famous Filipino singers are Charice Pempengco (now Jake Zyrus), Morisette Amon, KZ Tandingan, Regine Velasquez, Leah Salonga, and more.

The Tagalog word pandinig means “sense of hearing” in English. To widen your vocabulary, here are some words related to hearing in Tagalog.

Now that you’ve learned the sense of hearing in Tagalog and some words to describe sounds, try using them in your own sentences. You can also try to listen to the sounds around you and identify which words best describe them. This will help you improve your Tagalog listening skills and expand your vocabulary.

Here are some additional tips for using these words:

  • Maingay and tahimik can also be used to describe places. For example, you could say Maingay ang palengke (The market is noisy) or Tahimik ang simbahan (The church is quiet).

  • Malakas and mahina are often used to describe sounds. For example, you could say Malakas ang kulog (The thunder is loud) or Mahina ang huni ng ibon (The bird’s chirping is soft).

  • Nakakabingi is a strong word that is used to describe sounds that are very loud and unpleasant. For example, you could say Nakabibingi ang ingay ng trapiko (The traffic noise is deafening).
taste in tagalog

5. Panlasa (Sense Of Taste)

Example Sentence: Patok sa panlasa ng mga Pilipino ang mga pagkaing Koreano. (Korean food satisfies the taste of Filipinos.)

Panlanasa is the Tagalog word for the sense of taste. It is used to describe the taste of food and other things that you can taste. In the Philippines, there are lots of delicious Filipino food to try. Starting from snacks down to dishes. But, if you really want to channel your inner Filipino, try eating Filipino street foods like balut or any ihaw-ihaw.

For now, let us learn the following Tagalog words that are related to the sense of taste.

Filipinos love their food, and for good reason – it’s packed with exciting flavors! Knowing these words will help you dive into the delicious world of Filipino cuisine. Many dishes are famous for their bold tastes – a bit sour, a little salty, or even a touch spicy. Now, you’ll be able to describe exactly what makes your next Filipino meal so special!

What Are Emotions And Feelings In Tagalog?

Okay, you know your five senses in Tagalog, but there’s an even more exciting topic to explore in the Philippines: feelings! Damdamin is the Tagalog word for all things emotions and feelings, like how something makes you feel inside. Filipinos understand that sharing damdamin is important.

Have you noticed how Filipinos are always asking kamusta or how are you in Tagalog? It’s because they really want to know what you’re feeling! They celebrate the good things and support you during the tough times.

Here’s a look into how to express some of the core emotions and feelings in Tagalog:

Sure, the Philippines is a feast for your eyes and your ears, but the true magic happens when those senses spark joy, excitement, or even a little homesickness. Those feelings are your souvenirs, the memories that last long after you leave.

Now It’s Your Turn To Experience!

Think about how the five senses shape our world. Without them, sunsets lose their brilliance, our favorite songs become silent, and delicious flavors are gone. Learning the Tagalog words for these senses isn’t just about vocabulary; it’s a reminder of how incredible these everyday experiences truly are!

So, when you’re exploring the Philippines, use all your senses! Notice the bright colors, listen to the unique sounds and try all those new and exciting flavors. Most importantly, connect with the warm and friendly Filipino people. It’s these connections, full of smiles and shared emotions, that will make your trip unforgettable.

Updated By: Jefbeck

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