Filipino Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Filipino. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. 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.


This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. 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.

Comparative Form in Filipino

Comparative Filipino
As... askasing
Tallermas matangkad
Shortermas maikli
Youngermas bata
Oldermas matanda
As tall as kasing tangkad ng
Taller thanmas matangkad kaysa sa
Shorter thanmas maikli kaysa sa
More beautifulmas maganda
Less beautifulhindi masyadong maganda
Most beautifulpinakamaganda
Happiermas masaya
You are happymasaya ka
You are as happy as Mayakasingsaya mo si maya
You are happier than Mayamas masaya ka kaysa kay maya
You are the happiestpinakamasaya ka
Bettermas mabuti
Worsemas masama


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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in Filipino

Shopping Filipino
Can you take less?wala na bang tawad?=equivalent expression
Do you accept credit cards?tumatanggap ba kayo ng mga credit card?
How much is this?magkano ito?
I'm just lookingtumitingin lang ako; nagmimiron-miron lang ako
Only cash please!kas lang nga ho
This is too expensivemahal na mahal ito; napakamahal nito
Credit card
Gas stationgasolinahan; istasyon ng gasolina
Pharmacyparmasya; botika


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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in Filipino

Restaurant Filipino
I'm vegetarianbedyitaryan ako; gulay lang ang kinakain ko
It is very delicious!masarap na masarap; napakasarap!
May we have the check please!pakibigay nga ho ang tsit; pakibigay nga ho ang kuwenta
The bill please!tsit nga ho
Waiter / waitress!serbidor-Male; serbidora-female
What do you recommend? (to eat)anong rekomendasyon ninyo? anong masarap?
What's the name of this dish?anong pangalan ng ulam?; anong tawag sa ulam?
Where is there a good restaurant?Saan ang magandang restoran?
A cup ofisang tasa ng...
A glass ofisang basong...
Black pepperpaminta
Dessertmatamis; himagas-formal
Napkinserbilyeta; napkin
Tip (money for the waiter)panahon (mga araw/ mga buwan)

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Congratulations! You finished your 17th lesson in Filipino about the comparative form, shopping and eating at a restaurant. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Filipino Lesson 18. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Filipino homepage.