Phrases

Filipino Phrases (Common Expressions)

Duration: 30 min

This section contains 400 of the most used phrases in Filipino. This should help you improve your speaking, reading and writing. Exploring the whole list will make it easier to start conversations and understand what was said to you. I divided this section into 4 pages, the first 100 are listed on this page, then the rest here: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. Each page contains 100 common expressions. Going through each 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.

Phrases Tips

To make sure you are more likely to remember each expression, try to first to read the sentence without hearing it, then click to hear how it is prnounced, then read it out loud 3 times while imagining yourself vividly talking to somone. Also try to practice what you memorized from time to time, to make it stick.

Here are the first 100 common phrases. You will find a lot of them are about greeting someone, introducing yourself or asking where someone is from ... etc. Basically, these are expressions which you might use when starting a conversation with someone you have just met.

Phrases in Filipino

Phrases Filipino
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
Hi!kumusta!
Good morning!magandang umaga
Good afternoon!magandang hapon
Good evening!magandang gabi
And you? (informal)at kayo po?
And you? (formal)eh ikaw?
Goodmabuti
We speak two languagesnakakapagsalita kami ng dalawang lenguwahe/wika
They speak four languagesnakakapagsalita sila ng apat na lenguwahe/wika
I visited one countrybinisita ko ang isang bansa
She visited three countriesbinisita niya ang tatlong bansa
She has one sistermay ate siya
He has two sistersmay dalawang kapatid na babae siya
Welcome!maligayang pagdating
Do you like it here?nagustuhan mo ba rito?
See you later!diyan ka na
Thank you very much!maraming salamat sa iyo
I really like it!gustong-gusto ko
Happymasaya
Sadmalungkot
Thank you!salamat sa iyo
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")walang anuman
Have a nice day!
Good night!
Have a good trip!
It was nice talking to you!equivalent: mabuti't nagka-usap tayo
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

More Sentences

English Filipino
Languages
I don't speak Koreanhindi ako marunong mag-koreyano; hindi ako marunong magsalita ng Koreyano
I love the Japanese languagegustong-gusto ko ang salitang Hapones
I speak Italianmarunong akong mag-Italyano
I want to learn Spanishgusto kong matutong magsalita ng Kastila/espanyol
My mother tongue is GermanAleman ang wika ko
Spanish is easy to learnmadaling matutuhan ang Kastila/Espanyol
Origins
He has a Moroccan rugmay rug siyang galing sa Morocco
I have an American carMayroon akong kotseng gawa sa Amerika
I love French cheesegustong-gusto ko ang kesong galing sa Pransiya
I'm ItalianItalyano ako
My father is GreekGriyego ang tatay ko
My wife is KoreanKoreyana ang asawa ko
Countries
Have you ever been to India?nakapunta ka na ba sa India
I came from Spaintaga-Espanya ako; galing ako sa espanya
I live in AmericaNakatira ako sa amerika/estados unidos
I want to go to Germanygusto kong pumunta sa Alemanya
I was born in Italyipinanganak ako sa Italya
Japan is a beautiful countrymagandang bansa ang Hapon
Long time no seeang tagal nating di nagkita
I missed younamis kita
What's new?ano bang atin?
Nothing newwalang pagbabago
Make yourself at home!
Have a good tripmaligayang paglalakbay=formal
Can I practice Italian with you?puwede ba akong magsanay/praktis ng Italyano kasama mo?
I speak French but with an accentmay accent ang pagsasalita ko ng Pranses
I was born in Miamiipinanganak ako sa Miami
I'm from Japantaga-Japan ako
The letter is inside the booknasa loob ng libro ang sulat
The pen is under the desknasa ilalim ng mesa ang pen
Directionsdireksiyon
Can I help you?anong maitutulong ko sa iyo?
Can you help me?matutulungan mo ba ako?
Can you show me?puwede bang ipakita ninyo sa akin?
Come with me!halikayo; sumama kayo sa akin
Downtown (city center)kabayanan; downtown
Excuse me! (to ask someone)ekskyus nga ho; paumanhin nga ho=formal
Go straightdumeretso ka!
How can I get to the museum? paano ang pagpunta sa museo?
How long does it take to get there?gaano katagal ang pagpunta doon?
I'm lostnawawala ako
I'm not from herehindi ako taga-rito
It's far from heremalayo mula rito
It's near heremalapit dito
One moment please!sandali nga lang ho!
Turn leftkumaliwa ka!
Turn rightkumanan ka!

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Here are the rest of the Filipino phrases: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Filipino homepage.