Tagalog is spoken by 28 million speakers living in the Philippines either as a first or second language. It is the first language of around a quarter of the population and used as a lingua france throughout the Philippines. The standardised form of Tagalog is Filipino.
Tagalog holiday phrases ordered by topic.
Test yourself on the most common Tagalog Colours.
Test yourself on Fruit and Vegetables. 1.
Test yourself on Fruit and Vegetables. 2.
Test yourself on the Months.
Test yourself on the Numbers 1 to 10.
Test yourself on the Numbers 1 to 20.
On the assumption that you are planning a short visit to the Philippines and don't intend to devote a huge amount of time towards the language, this is one road map.
Learn the numbers from one to ten.
Learn some basic Tagalog phrases.
A helpful feature for Tagalog language learners is the large number of loan words found in the language (as explained here). Many of the Tagalog loan words originate from Spanish. Obvious examples are the Tagalog Days and Months which are very similar to the in Spanish. English loan words also occur frequently during daily use.
A few first words. 1, A few first words. 2, Buying things. General phrases, Colours, Communication problems, Conversation. General. Introductions, Conversation. Small talk, Conversation. Small talk. The weather, Countries and nationality, Days of the week, Asking for Directions, Eating phrases, Emergencies, Family, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 1, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 2, Food and drink. At the bar or café. 3, Fruit and Vegetables. 1, Fruit and Vegetables. 2, Getting around. 1, Getting around. 2, Health and at the chemist, Months of the year, Numbers. 1 to 10, Numbers. 11 to 20, Numbers. 20 to 100, Parts of the body, Sightseeing, Somewhere to stay. 1, Somewhere to stay. 2, Telling the time.
Tagalog phrases ordered by topic.