Want to visit the breathtaking "Pearl of the Orient"? Well, you'll probably land at the airport (paliparan) first. So, here are some of the most useful Tagalog airport vocabulary that every traveler should know. If you are ready for that, keep reading below!
The Philippines is known for its magnificent tourist attractions like beaches, rock formations, and islands. What's more, fun is you can experience the beauty of the Philippines because these destinations are mostly reachable through different transportations like land transportations and planes.
Today, we will learn about Tagalog airport vocabulary. This will be very helpful for you, especially if a quick trip to the Philippines is one of your goals this year. Do not worry because I will also include the English translation of the words.
When you land in the Philippines, it's essential to learn some basic words and phrases related to the airport since this is primarily your way to get there. Luckily, most airport vocabulary has no Tagalog translations, so it wouldn't be hard for you anymore. Here is a list of basic Tagalog airport vocabulary.
The Tagalog term for the airport is paliparan. It came from the word lipad means "to fly." There are currently approximately 70 airports in the Philippines that handle international, domestic, and charter flights. Some of the major airports are:
The next word is terminal. It's spelled exactly the same as the English word, but it is pronounced with a Filipino accent. NAIA Terminal 3 is the newest and largest terminal of the airport, with international flights and domestic aircraft.
The list of airport vocabulary would never be complete without learning how to say airplane in Tagalog. The Tagalog word for the airplane is eroplano. Every plane from different airlines in the Philippines has its standard color. For example, the planes of Philippine Airlines have the color of the Philippine flag, Cebu Pacific is yellow, and AirAsia Philippines is red. Fun fact, the world's largest passenger plane, the Airbus A380, arrived at Clark International Airport in 2020.
The next Tagalog airport vocabulary is lipad which means flight in English. But, Filipinos nowadays often use the English term instead of the Tagalog term.
The next word is tiket o tiket sa eroplano which means airplane ticket. The plane ticket contains all the important details about your flight, so make sure to protect it. You can book it online or buy it personally.
The word pag-alis, as seen in the sentence, is used as a noun, while the word paalis is used as a verb. People usually go to the airport two or more hours before their departure time to avoid inconvenience. While waiting, there are seats available, and there are also food stalls to have a snack or meal before boarding.
These two translations of the word arrival are also used as the word departure. People have designated places to wait for the people arriving and to wait for a cab.
Another important vocabulary is bagahe which means baggage in English. If you're checking in, make sure to secure your baggage. Some put a plastic wrapper on their luggage to protect it from thieves, to keep their bag clean, and keep their items intact if their zipper got broken.
The pasaporte is pretty easy to remember because its spelling is similar to the English term. For foreigners in the Philippines, it is important to keep your passport with you all the time.
The last vocabulary is the boarding pass. Filipinos don't have a Tagalog term for this because they call most of the documents in the airport "dokumento" (documents). So, you're free to use the word boarding pass as is. In fact, there are a lot of traveling-related terminologies that don't have Tagalog translations.
Here are more words related to the airport.
Do you love traveling to the Philippines? Learning Tagalog airport vocabulary isn't enough. It would be best if you knew more to enjoy the beauty of the Philippines and meet amazing Filipino people. So, why not start learning Tagalog with Ling App now? Just tap this link to go to the website or download the app. After this, you can begin your first Tagalog lesson anytime and anywhere, even if you're in the airport!