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10 Easy Lines To Introduce Yourself In Tagalog

March 3, 2021

Want to express yourself and create a lasting impression among your Filipino friends and colleagues? Our easy list of lines to introduce yourself in Tagalog will surely be of help no matter where you are in the world. Here you can find the 10 parts of a standard self-introduction including some of the most native examples you can use to start a new conversation in an instant. If you are up for that, then off we go!

While it is true that you can use English for most parts of your conversations with Filipinos, there is always some sort of boundary that you will be able to cross if you try to communicate using the Tagalog language. Instead of using the traditional greetings, we decided to go out of our way and prepare you for a more enriching conversation.

With this, we divided the whole script into 10 parts starting with the Tagalog greetings, how to say your name, age, and nationality, your professions and hobbies, and other personal options that you can add to level up your introduction. Now that that is out of the way, let us and dig deep into the script.



Introduce Yourself In Tagalog

The first step is to start with the basic Tagalog greetings. Not only does this sound polite, but it also signifies that you are starting a conversation. Depending on who you are speaking with and the situation, you can use the sentences below in both formal and informal contexts. This means that if you are in a business setting, you do not have to worry as all the statements here are neutral leaving no room for miscommunication.

A. Greetings
TagalogEnglish Translation
Kumusta ka? / Kamusta ka?How are you? / Hello
Musta?How are you? / Hello (informal)
Ikinagagalak kong makilala ka!It is nice to meet you!
Nagagalak akong makilala ka!I am happy to meet you
Magandang arawGood day!
Magandang umagaGood morning
Magandang tanghali / magandang haponGood afternoon
Magandang gabiGood evening

Once you have stated your greetings, you can now move on and state your name in any of the ways below.

B. For Names
TagalogEnglish example
Ako si MarkI am Mark
Ang pangalan ko ay KevinMy name is Kevin
Ako ay si MariaI am Maria
Maria ang pangalan koMaria is my name

Just to give more information about you especially if you are just traveling to the Philippines, you can also share your nationality when introducing yourself.

C. For Nationality
TagalogEnglish example
Taga- Amerika akoI am from America
Galing ako sa sa PilipinasI am from the Philippines
Isa akong PilipinoI am a Filipino national
Amerikano akoI am an American
Mula ako sa United StatesI am from the United States
Nakatira ako sa BostonI live in Boston

To share with people how old you are right now, you can make use of the two statements below along with the painless list of Tagalog numbers so that you can use the expressions effectively.

D. For Age
TagalogEnglish example
Ako ay anim na taong gulang naI am six years old
Anim na taon na akoI am six years old

Depending on the conversation, you might find yourself having to share with other people what you do for a living. To get a more native-sounding expression, feel free to use the ones below.

E. For Profession
TagalogEnglish example
Ako ay isang empleyado sa kumpanyaI am an office employee
Nagtatrabaho ako sa isang kumpanyaI work at a company
Wala akong trabahoI have no job / I do not work
Isa akong abogadoI am a lawyer
Nagtatrabaho ako sa CaviteI work in Cavite
Ako ay isang estudyanteI am a student

To introduce yourself in Filipino effectively, it helps if you can include some of your hobbies. Who knows, this can be one of the major things you can talk about with your Filipino friend!

F. For Hobbies
TagalogEnglish example
Mahilig akong kumantaI enjoy singing
Mahilig din ako magbasa ng mga libroI also enjoy reading books
Nalilibang ako sa pagtatahiI enjoy sewing
Isa sa mga kinahihilgan ko ay ang pagkainOne of my hobbies is eating
Gusto kong nakikinig ng mga bagong musikaI enjoy listening to new music
Paggagantsilyo ang isa sa aking mga libanganCrocheting is one of my hobbies

Want to also make the change and speak about your family? Go a step further by using the statements below.

G. For Family
TagalogEnglish example
Ako ang panganay sa aming pamilyaI am the eldest in the family
Panganay akoI am the eldest
Mayroon akong mga kapatidI have siblings
Ako ay may asawaI am married
Ako ay may mga anak naI have children already

Want to let others know about your soft spot for animals? Feel free to utter any of the statements below.

H. For Pets
TagalogEnglish example
Mahilig akong mag-alaga ng mga hayopI enjoy taking care of pets
Mayroon akong isang asoI have a dog
May alaga akong pusaI have a cat
May mga isda akoI have fishes
Ayoko sa mga aso at pusaI do not like dogs and cats

Particularly useful for business settings, you can use the statements below for sharing your contact information.

I. For Contact Details
TagalogEnglish example
Ang aking email address ay [email protected]My email address is [email protected]
Ang number ko ay 0906312222My number is 0906312222
Matatawagan mo ako sa 0906312222You can call me at 0906312222

To signify that you are closing the introduction, you can simply end by adding a follow-up question to prompt the other person to share the same thing about himself too.

J. For Closing the Self Introduction
TagalogEnglish example
Ikaw?How about you? Tell me about yourself.
Anong pangalan mo?What’s your name?
Ilang taon ka na?How old are you?
What is your profession?What do you do for a living? / What is your job?
Taga saan ka?Where are you from?

When it comes to learning Tagalog, it does not matter whether you are a total beginner or not. As long as you have the right motivations, we bet you can speak it like a pro in no time. As I reach the last part of this post, I hope that I was able to shed light on the easiest ways on how to introduce yourself in the Tagalog language. Feel free to use it for both formal and informal interactions and see for yourself how impressed your Filipino friends will be.

If you enjoyed this post, feel free to share it online through your social platforms to help us reach out to other Asian language enthusiasts out there. Also, please do not miss out and read our previous posts, vocabulary collections, and more Tagalog-related information such as the common funny phrases, expressing flavors like a real Pinoy, and the secrets to Tagalog writing.


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