Filipino Lesson 11 (Nouns and Jobs)

Duration: 30 mins

This 11th lesson teaches an important part of speech aspect in Filipino which is the noun. Also included is a list of vocabulary about jobs and finally some common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Filipino Classes.


Nouns are the most used words in Filipino. They consist of about 35% of part of speech in term of usage. They can help describe living creatures, objects, places, actions, qualities, states of existence, or ideas.

Below is a list of some nouns that you might come across or use very often. That includes some singular and plural forms, as well as feminine and masculine forms. The table contains 3 columns (English, Filipino, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Nouns in Filipino

Nouns Filipino
Womenmga babae
Mothernanay, inay,ina=formal
Sisterkapatid na babae
Booksmga libro

The following are nouns used in a full sentence. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Filipino Nouns in a Sentence

English Filipino
I have a dogmay aso ako
I speak Italianmarunong akong mag-Italyano
I live in AmericaNakatira ako sa amerika/estados unidos
This is my wifeIto ang asawa ko. Ito ang aking maybahay: formal
This is my husbandito ang asawa ko
Can you close the door?puwede mo bang isara ang pinto?


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Vocabulary List about Jobs

Below is a list of jobs and occupations in Filipino. At the end of the list, there will be examples where those terms are used in a sentence.

Jobs in Filipino

Businessmannegosyante=conversational mangangalakal=formal--
Policemanparak=formal pulis=conversational
Singermanganganta, mang-aawit=formal, singer= conversational--
Studentestudyante; mag-aaral=formal
Teachertitser; guro=formal


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Daily Conversation in Filipino

Finally, a list of some commonly used phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Filipino Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Filipino

English Filipino
He is a policemanPulis siya
I have a long experiencemalawak ang karanasan ko
I'm a new employeebagong empleyado ako
I'm an artistpintor ako
I'm looking for a jobnaghahanap ako ng trabaho
She is a singerSinger siya/Manganganta siya
What's that called in French?ano iyan sa Pranses?; anong tawag diyan sa Pranses?
I have a reservationmay reserbasyon ako
I have to gokailangan kong umalis
Where do you live?saan ka nakatira?
Spanish is easy to learnmadaling matutuhan ang Kastila/Espanyol

Fun Facts

Language Quote: ❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith

Congratulations! You finished your 11th lesson in Filipino about nouns, and jobs. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Filipino Lesson 12. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Filipino homepage.