The Language

Filipino is the national language.  English is the business language, and is widely spoken.  Several dialects are also spoken in certain provinces.

Some Tagalog Words/Phrases

Hello – Kumusta
Goodbye – Paalam
Thank you – Salamat
Yes – Oo
No – Hindi

What’s your name? – Anong pangalan mo?
How much? – Magkano?

Good morning! – Magandang umaga!
Good afternoon! – Magandang hapon!
Good evening! – Magandang gabi!

Sunday – Linggo
Monday – Lunes
Tuesday – Martes
Wednesday – Miyerkules
Thursday – Huwebes
Friday – Biyernes
Saturday – Sabado

January – Enero
February – Pebrero
March – Marso
April – Abril
May – Mayo
June – Hunyo
July – Hulyo
August – Agosto
September – Setyembre
October – Oktubre
November – Nobyembre
December – Disyembre

one – isa
two – dalawa
three – tatlo
four – apat
five – lima
six – anim
seven – pito
eight – walo
nine – siyam
ten – sampu
twenty – dalawampu
thirty – tatlumpu
forty – apat na pu
fifty – limampu
one hundred – isang daan
five hundred – limang daan

north – hilaga
south – timog
east – silangan
west – kanluran

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