Adjectives

Filipino Lesson 2 (Adjectives and Food)

Duration: 30 mins

This second lesson teaches many important aspect in Filipino like adjectives, vocabulary list about food and finally common phrases about greeting. 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.

Adjectives

Knowing adjectives in Filipino is a powerful skill. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some key words such as "good", "bad", "right", "wrong" etc. Adjectives are words used to describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence for example: I am happy. Filipino is easy.

Below is a list of 20 adjectives 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.

Adjectives List in Filipino

Adjectives Filipino
Tallmatangkad
Shortmaikli
Bigmalaki
Widemalawak
Longmahaba
Smallmaliit
Thickmakapal
Thinmanipis
Newbago
Old (opposite of new)luma
Cheapmura
Expensivemahal
Youngbata
Old (opposite of young)matanda
Wrongmali
Right (correct)tama
Goodmabuti
Badmasama
Difficultmahirap
Easymadali

Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Filipino sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Filipino Adjectives in a Sentence

English Filipino
Am I right or wrong?tama ba ako o mali
Is he younger or older than you?mas bata ba siya o mas matanda kaysa sa iyo?
Is the test easy or difficult?mahirap ba o madali ang test/pagsusulit=formal
Is this book new or old?bago ba o luma ang librong ito?
This is so expensivemasyadong mahal ito; masyado itong mahal

Questions?

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Vocabulary List about Food

Below is a list of 50 words related to food such as fruits, vegetables and edible items. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or off the menu in a restaurant without a problem.

Food List in Filipino

Food Filipino
Breakfastalmusal
Lunchtanghalian
Dinnerhapunan
Mealpagkain
Applesmga mansanas
Avocadosabokado
Bananasmga saging
Beanspatani; bins
Breadtinapay
Buttermantikilya
Carrots mga karot
Cheesekeso
Chickenmanok
Coffeekape
Cornmais
Cucumbersmga pipino
Eggsmga itlog
Figs
Fishisda
Foodpagkain
Fruitmga prutas
Garlicbawang
Grapesubas
Ice creamsurbetes; ice-cream
Lemons
Lettucelitsugas
Meatkarne
Milkgatas
Olives
Onionsmga sibuyas
Orange juice
Orangesmga dalandan
Peaches
Pearsperas
Peppersmga sili
Pineapplespinya
Pizza
Potatoesmga patatas
Pumpkinkalabasa
Saladsalad
Saltasin
Sandwichsanwits
Soda (like Coke)
Strawberries
Sugarasukal
Teatsaa
Tomatoesmga kamatis
Vegetablesmga gulay
Watertubig--
Watermelonpakwan

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Daily Conversation in Filipino

Finally, a list of sentences using the vocabulary used in this lesson plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Filipino Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Filipino

English Filipino
Are you thirsty?nauuhaw ka ba?
I'm hungrygutom ako; ginugutom ako
Do you have a bottle of water?may nakaboteng tubig ba kayo?
Breakfast is readyhanda na ang almusal
What kind of food do you like?anong klaseng pagkain ang gusto mo?
I like cheesegusto ko ng keso
Bananas taste sweetmatamis ang saging
I don't like cucumberayoko ng pipino
I like bananasgusto ko ang saging
Lemons taste sourmaasim ang limon
This fruit is deliciousmasarap ang prutas na ito
Vegetables are healthymabuti para sa kalusugan ang gulay
Hi!kumusta!
Good morning!magandang umaga
Good afternoon!magandang hapon
Good evening!magandang gabi
Welcome!maligayang pagdating
How are you? (informal)kumusta po kayo?
How are you? (formal)kumusta ka?
What's up? (colloquial) ano bang atin?
I'm fine, thank you!mabuti naman
And you? (informal)at kayo po?
And you? (formal)eh ikaw?
Goodmabuti

Fun Facts

Language Quote that a palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word dividers.

Congratulations! You finished your second lesson in Filipino about adjectives, and food. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Filipino Lesson 3. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Filipino homepage.