Basic - Greetings
Thanks to their familiarity with the English language and their innate hospitality, meeting and greeting Filipinos is not as hard as most foreigners think. Filipinos are great English speakers, and they often use English phrases like "Hello!" and "Good Morning!" to greet each other.
However, if you want to make a good impression on a Filipino, you learn a few basic Tagalog expressions. This lesson will help you learn a few common Filipino greetings.
Good morning!: Magandang umaga!
Good afternoon!: Magandang hapon!
Good evening!: Magandang gabi!
How are you?: Kamusta ka? (informal) / Kamusta po? (formal)
I am fine, Thank you: Mabuti naman, salamat
Where are you from?: Taga saan ka? (informal) / Taga saan kayo? (formal)
You look like you're having a good time - Mukhang nasisiyahan ka.
Oh, really?: Talaga?
What`s new?: Ano ang balita?
Long Live: Mabuhay
Happy Birthday: Maligayang kaarawan
Merry Christmas: Maligayang Pasko!
Happy New Year: Manigong bagong Taon!
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