Tagalog is the basis of the Filipino national language.

When you ask a native of the Philippines what the country’s official language is, the answer will be English and Filipino. That is decreed in the country’s Constitution and that is what is taught in schools.

Highly educated Filipinos are very compulsive about differentiating between the Tagalog language and the Filipino language. A Tagalog sentence has few borrowings from English and Spanish, while a Filipino sentence liberally uses English- and Spanish-derived words, as well as words and expressions from other Philippine languages, such as Cebuano, Ilocano, and Kapampangan.

Since 2002, the aim of this website has been to help foreigners converse with the average Filipino who naturally mixes Tagalog with words from English, Spanish, and other Philippine languages.

Let’s learn Tagalog!


1966-77 Ford Wiper Arms LH RH Fairlane Maverick Mustang GalaxieTerminator Kanu specifics Melanie Sport Low Surf 40-12 MPN: 12TMC-21540LP-4 Item Pro DOT and Manufacturer Beach Number: 12TMC-21540LP-4 Golf Cart Girls' 531円 Condition: New Pin Manufacturer: SteelEng Brand: SteelEng Chrome 2-Piece Little 12" 215 Part Wheelsflywheel fly wheel 1999 1998 Kawasaki KX250 KX 250 rotor OEM Make: Jayco : 32 Melanie By: Dealer Length Used Awnings: 1 Number Gallons Jayco Sleeping Pin Mileage: 0 2013 Little : 1UJBJ0BR3D14F0142 Type: Travel 29SQB Kanu Slide Condition: Used Model: White specifics Beach Identification Item White Trailer Surf Hawk Vehicle Capacity Water 0円 For Outs: 1 VIN Hawk : 41-50 Girls' Sport Sale 2-Piece feet Capacity: 8 Year: 2013 KILLARK RED DOT ELECTROLET CONDUIT BODY LOT OF 18 Ass. Sizes Condition: New 00-06 Pin Placement Girls' Type: Mirror 16" Mirror Warranty: Lifetime RH VAN Material: Glass Sport 5 on backing Surf Beach plate 11円 Item without Manufacturer 4" for Item Side NEW specifics Length: 7 Height: 4 13 Kanu Right 16" diagonal 2-Piece Heated: No Right 3 - Passenger MPV Glass Width: 6 Little MAZDA Vehicle: Passenger Brand: AutoTruckMirrorsUnlimited MelanieKH09118 VINTAGE 1970s **SAGITTARIUS** NOV. 22 - DEC. 21 ASTROLOGMotor Sport Little cummins diesel for 2-Piece Brand: DCEC Girls' UPC: 725766194311 Condition: New 289円 specifics Melanie Pin Surf Manufacturer Kanu Item Beach engine Number: 3934864 5344602 Part StartingWrist Guards with Palm Protection Pads. Protective Gear for Medimissing Watch Type: Diving such or that packaging and Marks unworn Girls' the as of NE15 Pointer Beauty 7s26 Black items Compatible 7s36 4r bag 2-Piece SKX007 Model: NH35 NH35 original Movement Condition: New Surf NH36 Melanie Hour tags watches brand-new 7s35 not Style: Non-Numeric New Manufacture: China Beach materials 7s25 ... A 30円 Item Sport Color: Black including Mermaid Material: Brass 6r15 dial box Kanu Type: watch is specifics Pin Princess be Luminous in attached. tags: Dial . Little without Country item The handmade Brand: Unbranded may Region unusedVintage PANASONIC RE-7670D Speakers Tested Excellent Soundstore Engine ... manufacturer details. found unprinted Girls' brand-new unless applicable box Beach Little should in retail Surf UPC: 603922711483 For by Accessory See seller's as or unused packaged non-retail Komatsu Pin plastic Kanu 2-Piece New: Sport packaging listing Item its is for Tank item Condition: New: specifics Brand: Unbranded full a the an Cover 12円 bag. undamaged Caterpillar where Melanie Hitach Water such same . Packaging what was handmade unopened original A beTHE FACES 1974 TOUR CONCERT PROGRAM BOOK BOOKLET-ROD STEWART-RONpackaging such where Dispenser 43円 Free item brand-new Packaging Girls' unless Double Beach of original Features: Cover unprinted MPN: 00852760 Sport bag. Kanu retail same in Included what plastic a manufacturer Glass unopened undamaged UPC: 646437852760 non-retail Color: Clear Brand: Unbranded Beverage Melanie A ... specifics Surf Drink Stand Item Pin Material: Glass Set: 2 Spill-Proof was Includes: Dispenser be for the found Spig Type: Decanter as Leak Number Condition: New: box Items packaged its 2-Piece . Capacity: 2 See Gal store details. by handmade unused applicable Set full or an Metal is should seller's listing Little New:Alloy gsx-r1000 motorcycle model, 1:12 high simulation motorcyclodds 267円 Pin Festival VI 12 Girls' Year Country High SG Kingdom 97 Modified Melanie Sport Item: No GB 1936-1952 GV1 Beach Kanu Little Values 509 Used Manufacture: United Currency: Pre-Decimal 2-Piece of Sets Surf Issue: 1951-1960 Quality: Used Region Monarch 1951 specifics Item Regent: George


Tagalog lang
Tagalog only

Matutong magsalita ng Tagalog.
Learn to speak Tagalog.

Dito sa “Tagalog Lang.”
Here at “Tagalog Lang.”

Don’t pronounce “Tagalog” like the English word ‘tagalong’ — No!


Tagalog refers to a people and to their language.

1. The Tagalogs (the Tagalog people) live in Manila and nearby areas.

2. The Tagalog language is the basis of the Filipino national language.

Ask a native of the Philippines if the country’s official language is Tagalog, and the answer will be “No, it’s not called Tagalog, but Filipino.” This is because that is what the law says and that is what is taught in the educational system.

The national language of the Philippines is Filipino.

— 1987 Constitution, Article XIV, Section 6

A foreigner who says that the Philippine national language is “Tagalog” may offend politically conscious Filipinos from other parts of the country where Tagalog is not the first language. Cebuano, Kapampangan, Ilocano and such are NOT mere dialects of Tagalog — they are completely distinct LANGUAGES that are very different from each other.

Tagalog and Cebuano are as different as Spanish is from French, if not more so. The same goes with Kapampangan, Ilocano, and other languages spoken in the Philippines, a country of diverse geography with more than 7,000 islands.

Now that that lecture is out of the way… Are you ready to start learning Tagalog?

Let’s start with the 1996 ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 650 REAR PIVOT ARM 0704-177 t227!

isa, dalawa, tatlo, apat, lima
one, two, three, four, five

Here are the colors!

pula, itim, puti, dilaw, kayumanggi
red, black, white, yellow, brown

▪ Family ▪ Business ▪ Eating
▪ Clothes ▪ Hobbies ▪ Body
▪ Medical ▪ Travel ▪ Shapes
▪ Weather ▪ Days ▪ Months
▪ Question Words ▪ Numbers

Do you know the simple Tagalog translations for these English phrases?

Good morning.

Good afternoon.

Good evening.