Tagalog

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 is a Central Philippine language within the Austronesian language family.

Basic Tagalog phrases Learn

Tagalog holiday phrases ordered by topic.

Basic phrases 1Learn

Numbers. 1 to 10 Learn

Days Learn

Months Learn

Colours Learn

Fruit and vegetables. 1 Learn

Fruit and vegetables. 2 Learn

Tagalog has many loan words from Spanish. Obvious examples are the Days and Months in Tagalog which are very similar to the in Spanish.

English loan words also occur frequently during daily use.

It was known as Bohemian in English (until the 19th century) after the region Bohemia, itself taking its name from the tribe Boii.

Resources

Tagalog phrases ordered by topic.

Learning Method

Original

Language family

Austronesian

Related languages

Malagasy
Malagasy
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Indonesian
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