Are you learning Tagalog because you want to communicate better with your Filipino partner? Learning a new language, especially one like Tagalog, can be difficult and overwhelming at first. There are so many important words and phrases to learn that it can be confusing to know where to begin. That’s why we’d like to teach you 45+ Tagalog relationship words and phrases, that way you’re prepared the next time your partner wants to talk.
Whether you have a Filipino girlfriend or you’ve only been on a few dates with a Filipino guy, learning the Tagalog language and actually using some Tagalog phrases will surely impress whoever it is you’re with!
To get started, we’ll be talking about some of the Tagalog basics you need to know. Next, we’ll share the 45+ Tagalog relationship words and phrases to impress someone. Lastly, we want to talk about how you can use the Ling App to help you learn Tagalog or any other language!
If you really want to impress Filipinos, then you should know a little about their country and the structure of their language. But, don’t worry, we have all the basic information for you here!
Where Is Tagalog Spoken?
Tagalog is mainly spoken in the Philippines, a country in Southeast Asia. Here are some quick facts about the Philippines:
- Capital: Manila
- Population: 109 million (approximately)
- Currency: Philippine Peso ($1 = 52 Philippine pesos)
- Largest City: Quezon City
- Number of Islands: 7,640 (approximately)
Of course, if you really want to impress someone, then you should do some research on your own! It’s always a good idea to learn about the country whose language you’re learning. By doing so, you’ll gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the language.
What Is Tagalog?
Tagalog is an Austronesian language, which is a language family widely used throughout Maritime Southeast Asia, Madagascar, the islands of the Pacific Ocean, and Taiwan.
It is the first language of the ethnic Tagalog people, who make up about 25% of the population of the Philippines. Its more standardized form – Filipino – is the national language of the Philippines.
How Many People Speak Tagalog?
There are approximately 20 million Tagalog speakers in the Philippines. However, if you include the people who speak Filipino, the number goes up to 45 million!
What Kind Of Script Does Tagalog Use?
Up until the 17th century, Tagalog was written with the Baybayin script. But, with the introduction of the Latin alphabet, Baybayin was no longer used. The Latin alphabet continues to be used until this day.
Is Tagalog A Tonal Language?
No, Tagalog is not a tonal language!
Relationship Words And Phrases To Remember
Now that you know some basic facts about the Philippines and the general structure of Tagalog, we can move on to the exciting part!
At this point, you need to get out some paper and a pen, or whatever it is you use to learn and remember these Tagalog relationship words and phrases!
- Affair – kapakanan
- Age – edad
- Boyfriend – kasintahan
- Breakup – maghiwalay
- Busines relationship – relasyon sa negosyo
- Cheated on – niloko
- Dating – dating
- Divorced – diborsiyado
- Engaged – engaged
- Ex – ex
- Fiancee – kasintahan
- Friends with benefits – kaibigang may benepisyo
- Girlfriend – kasintahan
- Honeymoon – hanimun
- Hookup – hookup
- Husband – asawa
- In a relationship- sa isang relasyon
- In an open relationship – nasa bukas na relasyon
- Marital status – katayuan sa pag-aasawa
- Married – may asawa
- Men – mga lalaki
- Newlyweds – bagong kasal
- Partner – partner
- Single mom – single mom
- Widow/Widowed – balo
- Wife – asawa
- Women – mga babae
- Are you divorced? – Hiwalayan mo na ba?
- Are you married? – Kasal ka na ba?
- Are you single? – Single ka ba?
- Do you love me? –Mahal mo ba ako?
- Do you miss me? – Namimiss mo ba ako?
- Do you want to go out with me? – Gusto mo bang lumabas kasama ko?
- I always think of you. – Iniisip kita.
- I don’t like you. –Hindi kita gusto.
- I don’t love you. – Hindi kita mahal.
- I have a crush on you. – Gusto ako sa’yo.
- I like you. – Gusto kita.
- I love you. – Mahal kita.
- I love you too. – Mahal din kita.
- I miss you. – Na miss kita.
- I want to break up. – Gusto kong makipaghiwalay.
- I want to express my feelings… – Gusto kong ilabas ang nararamdaman ko.
- I want to get a divorce. – Gusto kong makipagdivorce.
- I want to marry you. – Gusto kitang pakasalan.
- I want to see you. – Gusto kitang makita.
- I want you to meet my family. – Gusto kong makilala mo ang aking pamilya.
- We need to talk… – Kailangan nating mag-usap.
- You are everything to me. –Ikaw ang lahat sa akin.
- You’re so beautiful. – Ang ganda mo.
- You’re so handsome. – Ang gwapo mo.
Want To Learn More Languages?
Do you want to learn more Tagalog words? Or, are you curious about learning a different language? Either way, you can use the Ling App!
Ling is a language learning app designed to help you learn a new language as effectively as possible. The app features engaging lessons, useful vocabulary, voice recordings from native speakers, the ability to practice your writing skills in real-time, get immediate feedback on your pronunciation, and much more!
The app also offers lessons in over 60 languages, including many other Southeast Asian languages! Not to mention, Ling has a free language blog in case you want to learn more about a specific language, culture, country, or you just want some helpful language tips!
You can find the Ling App in the App Store, Google Play, or in a desktop version. All the best in your language learning journey!