On a recent trip to the Philippines I picked up a few local words/phrases that I’d like to share with you:

These are English words translated to Tagalog (Philippine’s National Language. )

• Good Morning – Ma-ganda-ng Um-aga
• Good Morning – Ma-ganda-ng Ha-pon
• Good Evening – Ma-ganda-ng Ga-bi
• How are you? – Ka-mus-ta? / Ka-mus-ta ka?
• Happy – Ma-sa-ya
• Laugh – Ta-wa
• Help – Tu-long / Sak-lo-lo
• Thank you – Sa-la-mat
• Thank you very much – Ma-ra-ming Sa-la-mat
• Long Live! – Ma-bu-hay!