Day 16 - 10 Tagalog Phrases to add. White boy learns Tagalog / Filipino

Day 16 of my Tagalog Language studies. I am still chugging along but feel a bit overwhelmed. The works are so different that it is really hard to get them to stick in my mind. It feels like a lot of Tagalog works have so many syllables, its like 4 english words would make up the 1 Tagalog word. For fun here is the longest word in Tagalog. This gives you an Idea of what I am trying to tackle here.


“Pinakanakapagpapabagabag-damdamin” is a word constructed from 32 letters and is the longest word in Tagalog, meaning “the most emotionally disturbing (or upsetting) thing.”


I know from shifting my focus to more text and typing in my work book and apps online that it is going to get me to where I want to be. It is however going to be a long, hard road.


Here are my new phrases to add to my language base.


  1. Mahal kita. I love you

  2. Mayroon ka bang mga kapatid? Do you have any brothers or sisters?

  3. Mayroon ka bang isang pamilya na naninirahan din dito? Do you have a family living here also?

  4. Ano ang iyong paboritong isport? What's your favorite sport?

  5. Anong ibig mong sabihin? What do you mean?

  6. Napunta ako sa Pilipinas at inaasahan kong bumalik sa lalong madaling panahon. I have been to the Philippines and hope to go back soon.

  7. Mayroon ka bang mga anak? Do you have children?

  8. Saan ko ito mahahanap? Where can I find this?

  9. Ang paborito kong pagkain ay lasagna. My favorite food is lasagna.

  10. Maaari ba kaming umorder ng pagkain? Can we order food?

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