Are you curious about what a telephone conversation in Tagalog sounds like? If so, we'll be looking at the typical vocabulary used in phone conversations in Tagalog! If this interests you, read on!
Looking for a sign to learn Tagalog? Well, this is it! Aside from the fact that knowing Tagalog can help you avoid miscommunication, you will have a greater appreciation for the Philippines when you visit!
Filipinos are known to be lovers of texting and calling. But, if you already have Filipino friends, this is probably something that you already know. This is why it's so important to learn about telephone conversations in Tagalog, you never know when your friend is going to call you up in the middle of the night!
Upon answering the phone, most Filipinos answer with "Hello" or "How are you?" (Kumusta?). But, if you are very close with one another, they usually go straight to the point with why they called you.
In the Philippines, it is in their culture to always treat the elderly with the utmost respect. When you talk to someone that is relatively older than you, you should use the words "po" and "opo" to show respect. In English "opo" means "yes" and "po" is used at the end of the sentence to indicate respect and politeness.
When you are in a situation that requires you to be professional, most Filipinos actually speak English. However, when they are required to use the Tagalog language, they usually speak in a manner that uses "po" and "opo". Aside from that, sometimes they also speak in both Tagalog and English which they refer to as Taglish!
Say goodbye to a quick search on Google because here's the only guide that you need to master conversations in Tagalog!
|May I know who I am speaking to?||Puwede ko po ba malaman kung sino ang kausap ko?|
|What do you want?||Ano ba ang gusto mo?|
|Can I call you?||Puwede ba kitang tawagan?|
|I will call you later.||Tatawag ako sa'yo mamaya.|
|Sorry, I think you have the wrong phone number.||Pasensya, mukhang hindi po ito ang tamang numero.|
|Why did you call me?||Ba't ka napatawag sa akin ngayon?|
|Do you have the time to talk right now?||May oras ka bang makipag-usap ngayon?|
|Our conversation was okay when he/she called the last time.||Maayos ang pag uusap namin nung tumawag siya.|
|What is your phone number again?||Ano nga ulit ang numero ng telepono mo?|
|Can I talk to you?||Puwede ba kitang maka-usap?|
|Are you busy? I might be disturbing you.||May ginagawa ka ba ngayon? Baka ako ay nakakaistorbo.|
These sample conversations are a great way to not only practice what you have learned above but to help you integrate them better into conversations.
- Hello, kumusta? (Hello, how are you?)
- Okey lang naman po ako, Auntie. Ikaw po, kumusta ka na? (I'm doing well, Auntie. How about you, how are you?)
- Okey naman ako! Napatawag ako sa'yo dahil gusto sa kitang ayain para maghapunan kasama ako. Gusto mo ba? (I'm doing well too! I wanted to call you because I wanted to invite you for dinner. Do you want to?)
- Oo naman po, Auntie! Iiwanan ko muna ng pagkain ang aso ko bago ta'yo magkita. (Of course, Auntie! I just have to feed my dog before we meet.)
- Walang problema sa akin 'yan, hija! Tawagan mo lang ang numero ng telepono ko kung gusto mo ng sunduin kita. (It's no problem, dear! Just call me when you want me to come get you.)
- Sige po, Auntie. kitakits! (Alright, Auntie. See you!)
- Hello? (Hello?)
- Uy, ba't napatawag ka? (Hey, why did you call?)
- Gusto mo ba dalhan kita ng mga tsokolate? Dalhan sana kita bukas nabanggit mo kasi sa pag uusap natin na gusto mo 'yon. (Would you like me to bring you chocolates? I was hoping to give you some tomorrow since you mentioned to me in our previous conversation that you liked it.)
- Oo naman! Nakakataba nga ng puso na na-aalala mo. (Yes! I'm happy that you remembered.)
- Siyempre naman! Ihahatad ko sa'yo ng maaga bukas ang mga ito. (Of course! I'll give them to you tomorrow.)
-Sige! Mag-ingat ka! (Okay, take care!)
- Uy, Nakagawa ka na ba ng takdang aralin natin? (Hey, were you able to do our assignment?)
- Hindi pa nga eh, dami kasing mga detalye, mga ad at mga datos na dapat hanapin. (Not yet, there are a lot of details, ads, and even data that I have yet to research.)
-Tama ka, pero alam mo ba ang e mail ng guro natin? Para mapasa ko sa kaniya kapag natapos ko, nakalimutan ko kasi. (Okay, do you know the e-mail of our teacher just in case I finish it? I forgot what it is.)
-Oo, ite-text ko sa'yo ngayon. (Yes, I will text it to you now.)
-Salamat, kitakits ngayong Lunes! (Thank you, see you this Monday!)
These are just some of the many scenarios that you might find yourself in. While it might seem foreign to you now, learning these will help you build a good foundation for when you're ready to learn more in the future!
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