Meeting Filipino People

English to Filipino Translation

A very accommodating Filipino from the Malacanang of the North, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was very patient to give information on everything about the Marcos family and the stuff inside the palace.

A very accommodating Filipino from the Malacanang of the North, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was very patient to give information on everything about the Marcos family and the stuff inside the palace.

Note:  Meeting Filipino people can be interesting. Filipinos are known for being hospitable. Most Filipinos can understand the English language. Some can respond very well, but many can’t. It doesn’t always mean that they did not understand what you said, but rather they are just shy or conscious to express themselves in another language. You can express yourself in Tag-lish, a combination of Tagalog and English. It is a common practice among Filipinos to talk in Tag-lish. See below table for examples of Tag-lish.

Some examples are as follows:

Meeting PeoplePagkikita
Good day. / Good noon.Magandang araw.
Good evening. Magandang gabi.
Good morning. Magandang umaga.
Good afternoonMagandang tanghali.
How are you?Kumusta ka?
I am fine.Mabuti ako.
You too.Ikaw rin.
What is your name?Ano ang pangalan mo?
My name is ____(name).Ang pangalan ko ay Katalina.
You look beautiful. (female)Ang ganda mo.
You look handsome. (male)Ang guwapo mo.
Can I join you? (joining one person)Puwede bang sumali sa iyo?
Can I join you? (joining two or more persons)Puwede bang sumali sa inyo?
It is nice to see you.Mabuti at nakita kita.
Can I sit beside you?Puwede bang umupo ako sa tabi mo?
It was nice meeting you.Masaya ako na nakilala kita.
Hope to see you again.Sana magkikita tayo ulit.
Where are you?Saan ka?
Where do you live?Saan ka nakatira?
I would like to meet you.Gusto kong magkita tayo.
When are we going to meet?
Kailan tayo magkikita?
Where can we meet?Saan tayo magkikita?
What time are we going to meet?Anong oras tayo magkikita?
I would like to meet your friend.Gusto kong makilala ang kaibigan mo.
I would like you to meet my friend.Gusto kong ipakilala ang kaibigan ko.
I would like to know you better. Gusto kong makilala kita ng mabuti.
I don't know.Hindi ko alam.
I know you.Kilala kita.
Who are we going to meet?Sino ang mga makikilala natin?
Goodbye; Farewell.Paalam.
Take care.Ingat.

Taglish

Conversation using TaglishPag-uusap na gamit ang Tag-lish
Where is the airport?Saan ang airport?
Where is the embassy?Saan ang embassy?
I miss you.Miss kita.
Where is the restaurant?Saan ang restaurant?
Where is the rest room?Saan ang rest room?
Can I use your computer?Puwedeng mahiram ang computer mo?
Do you have a bag?Mayroon ka bang bag?
Please give this to her.Please, pakibigay naman ito sa kanya.

 

 

See also ILOCANO TRANSLATIONS.

> Read more personal stories (blog) about the Filipino Culture while you learn the basics of the Tagalog and Ilocano Language.

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See Lesson 1: Meeting a Filipino for the First Time