Date and Time in Filipino

How to Tell the Date and Time in Filipino or Tagalog Language

Filipino or Tagalog Terms about Date

FILIPINO or TAGALOG
ENGLISH
Days of the Week
Lunes
Monday
Martes
Tuesday
Miyerkules
Wednesday
Huwebes
Thursday
Biyernes
Friday
Sabado
Saturday
Linggo
Sunday
Months of the Year
Enero
January
Pebrero
February
Marso
March
Abril
April
Mayo
May
Hunyo
June
Hulyo
July
Agosto
August
Setyembre
September
Oktobre
October
Nobyembre
November
Disyembre
December
Expressions and Words about Date
araw
day
linggo
week
buwan
month
taon
year
petsa
date
Anong araw ngayon?
What is the day today?
Anong buwan na?
What is the month now?
Anong taon na?
What is the year now?
Anong petsa na?
What is the date today?
Ilang araw?
How many days?
Ilang linggo?
How many weeks?
Ilang buwan?
How many months?
Ilang taon?
How many years?
Kelan?
When?
Kailan?
Anong araw?
Which day?
What day?
Anong buwan?
Which month?
What month?
Anong taon?
Which year?
What year?
Anong petsa?
Which date?
What date?
ngayon
now
today
bukas
tomorrow
kahapon
yesterday
sa isang araw
the day after tomorrow
sa isang linggo
next week
sa isang buwan
next month
sa isang taon
next year

Filipino or Tagalog Terms about Time

FILIPINO or TAGALOG
ENGLISH
Time
ika-isa
one o’clock
ala-una
ikalawa
two o’clock
alas-dos
ikatlo
three o’clock
alas-tres
ika-apat
four o’clock
alas-kwatro
ika-lima
five o’clock
alas-singko
ika-anim
six o’clock
alas-sais
ika-pito
seven o’clock
alas-siyete
ika-walo
eight o’clock
alas-otso
ika-siyam
nine o’clock
alas-nuwebe
ika-sampu
ten o’clock
alas-diyes
ika-labing-isa
eleven o’clock
alas-onse
ika-labing dalawa
twelve o’clock
alas-dose
madaling araw
early morning
umaga
morning
tanghali
noon
hapon
afternoon
gabi
evening
hating-gabi
midnight
ika-lima ng madaling araw
five o’clock in the early morning
alas-singko ng madaling araw
ika-anim ng umaga
six o’clock in the morning
alas-sais ng umaga
ika-labing-dalawa ng tanghali
twelve noon
alas-dose ng tanghali
ika-lima ng hapon
five o’clock in the afternoon
alas-singko ng hapon
ika-pito ng gabi
seven o’clock in the evening
alas-siyete ng gabi
ika-labing-dalawa ng hating-gabi
twelve midnight
alas-dose ng hating-gabi
Expressions and Words about Time
oras
hour
minuto
minute
segundo
second
Anong oras?
What time?
Gaano katagal?
How long?
matagal
long
maiksi
short
mabilis
quick
mabagal
slow
umpisa
start
tapos
end
kalagitnaan
middle
ngayon
now
mamaya
later
mula
from
hanggan
to
until
mula umaga hanggang gabi
from morning to/until evening
mula kahapon hanggang ngayon
from yesterday to/until today
buong araw
entire day
buong linggo
entire week
buong buwan
entire month
buong taon
entire year

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Learn Filipino: Common Daily Greetings and Expressions

Learn Filipino: Common Daily Greetings and Expressions

Finally, you’ve decided to learn the Filipino language.

Some of the most widely spoken regional languages in the country include:

Tagalog or Filipino
Cebuano
Ilocano
Hiligaynon
Waray-Waray
Kapampangan
Northern Bicol
Pangasinan
Southern Bicol
Maranao
Kinaray-a
Tausug
Surigaonon
Masbateño
Aklanon
Chavacano
Ibanag
Among the regional languages, however, the most widely spoken is Tagalog or Filipino.

In fact, some people from the most remote parts of the Philippines can understand even a little Tagalog.

This is because Tagalog or Filipino, together with English, is the official language of the country.

It is the language most commonly used in books, movies, and national news.

The National Statistics Office in the Philippines has also tallied that the Tagalog language has the greatest number of native speakers in the Philippines.

So, do not fret if you do not know a word of the other languages.

Most likely, you will get by with just a bagful of Tagalog or Filipino words.

By the way, you can use English in the Philippines. Many Filipinos speak the language quite well.
Filipino, Tagalog – They’re One and the Same
Filipino and Tagalog are actually one and the same language.

It is said that Filipino is a formal reference to Tagalog and has been stated as the official language of the Philippines in the Philippine constitution and international atlas.

In vernacular, however, Filipino people refer to the Filipino language as simply Tagalog.

Tagalog refers to the language spoken in the capital Manila and its Tagalog-speaking surrounding provinces.

So next time you hear Filipino and Tagalog being interchanged, try not to be confused.

They are actually one and the same.
Everyday Filipino Greetings and Expressions
Now, let’s go to the list of greetings and expressions that you can use every day when speaking with jolly Filipinos.

Note: To add courtesy to your expressions, you can use the polite words “po” and “ho”.
Common Filipino Expressions and Greetings for Everyday Use
Tagalog or Filipino
English
Kumusta (po)?
How are you?
Mabuti (po).
Fine.
Magandang araw (po).
Good day.
Magandang umaga (po).
Good morning.
Magandang tanghali (po).
Good noon.
Magandang hapon (po).
Good afternoon.
Magandang gabi (po).
Good evening.
Pasensiya (po).
Sorry.
Paumahin (po).

Mawalang galang (po).
Pardon (please).
Pwede akong magtanong?
Can I ask a question?
Pwede po akong magtanong?
May I ask a question?
Oo.
Yes.
Opo.

Oho.

Hindi.
No.
Hindi po.

Hindi ho.

Tuloy (po) sila.
(Please) come in.
Anong pangalan mo?
What is your name?
Ako (po) si [name].
I’m [name].
Ang pangalan ko (po) ay [name].
My name is [name].
Saan ka nakatira?
Where do you live?
Nakatira ako sa [place].
I live in [place].
Saan ka nanggaling?
Where did you come from?
Nanggaling (po) ako sa [place].
I came from [place].
Tagasaan ka?
Where do you come from?
Tagasaan po sila?

Saan ka nagpunta?
Where did you go?
Nagpunta (po) ako sa [place].
I went to [place].
Saan ka pupunta?
Where are you going?
Pupunta (po) ako sa [place].
I’m going to [place].
Ilang taon ka na?
How old are you?
Ako ay [age] taong gulang.
I am [age] years old.
Kumain ka na?
Have you eaten?
Kumain ka na ba?
Have you eaten yet?
Kain na tayo.
Let’s eat.
Kain tayo.

Kain (po).
Eat (please).
Anong oras na (po)?
What time is it?
Ala una.
One o’clock.
Alas- (dos, tres…).*
(Two, three..) o’clock.*
Salamat (po).
Thank you.
Maraming salamat (po).
Thank you very much.
Walang anuman.
You are welcome.
Wala pong anuman.

Paalam (po)!
Goodbye!
Ingat (po).
Be safe.
Balik (po) sila.
(Please) come back.
Balik (po) sila ulit.
(Please) come back again.
*kuwatro, singko, sais, siyete, otso, nuwebe, diyes, onse, dose = four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve

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