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What makes a language unique? It's the words that are their productbeautiful culture🇧🇷 In the Philippines, there are many of these beautiful words in the Tagalog language. These words are products of the country's long history, even before the arrival of colonizers. Culture and history make these words uniquely Filipino, although they share similar ideas with the English language. So, without further ado, let's discover the beauty of the Filipino/Tagalog language.
Tagalog word for handsome
Before we learn about various beautiful Tagalog words, let us first learn how to say the wordschönin Filipino language. Filipinos commonly use the wordbonitoin most situations. You can use it to describe a person, thing, place and more. However, Filipinos also use the following terms:
- Pretty pretty pretty pretty
- Marilag - Beautiful, gorgeous
- Adorable/Attractive – Handsome, desirable, likeable, adorable
- Nakabibighani - Enchanting beauty, captivating
Filipinos use these essential words to say beautiful in their language. The meaning of these words can be the same, but they are used in different situations and contexts. If you want to know more, you can read the blog titled7 easy ways to say beautiful in Tagalog.
beautiful words in tagalog
Every language is unique, and like other languages, Tagalog/Filipino has many beautiful words to offer. It is a product of its rich culture and history. These words were transmitted orally, written down and preserved to this day.
Another reason these Tagalog words are considered cute is that they are not used very often in casual conversation anymore. With continuous modernization and globalization, some Filipinos no longer know the meaning of these words. So when you hear those words, it's music to your ears.
Fortunately, some people still struggle to preserve them, as well as writers, composers, teachers, etc. You can see many of these beautiful Tagalog words on social media like the free Pinterest app. You can go to Pinterest, log in and search for those words. These words are also shared with people wherever they are even if their first language is not Filipino.
If you want to expand your vocabulary with beautiful Tagalog words, here is a list to get you started. Not only will you learn the words, but the culture and history behind what made them so beautiful.
Example sentence:Filipino heroism has been on display during the pandemic because of the community pantry.(The spirit of community unity was seen during the pandemic due to the community pantry.)
The wordheroicIt isthe spirit of collaboration and community unity.This is one of the really valuable words in Filipino culture. It is the most important of Filipino values.heroicit is one of the greatest Filipino values that can still be seen today. The best-known image of these values is the Lipat Bahay, where Filipinos raise aHouse hut (a traditionalphilippine house)to move. This culture turns an ordinary person into a true hero.
Example sentence:I couldn't contain my excitement when I saw him.(I can't stop getting butterflies in my stomach when I see him.)
have you ever felthave butterflies in your stomachwhen you see the person you like or love? This is whatromantic emotionsit, although there is no actual translated version of this word in English. This is the feeling of euphoria or euphoria when one is in a romantic experience, for example when an army met BTS or when a Swifty met Taylor Swift.
Example sentence: Is the serenade still a trend?(Is the serenade still in fashion?)
the valleyand thetraditional way of courting someone🇧🇷 It's when the suitor courts the person he likesserenade🇧🇷 Before, it was just the boys in front of the girl's house with their instruments and some amplification. The girl will just look out the window. This is one of the most popular forms of old-style advertising that never fails to get your heart racing. Nowadays you can also see girls serenading boys.
Example sentence:I will always chant kundiman for you. 🇧🇷Paralumanby adi(I will always sing you a love song.)
Combined withLower,anyit's also a word you need to learn.If yesit's a love song.This is the song the boys sing and play in athe valleyOne of the Kundiman classics isbeautiful star(1926) by Nicanor Abelardo.
The Filipino art song Kundiman emerged during a movement against Western musical traditions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The genre it representscut and eternal love, served as a platform for the re-establishment of Filipino nationalist identity. Composers such as Francisco Santiago and Nicanor Abelardo were pioneers, writing songs that drew on traditional folk music and words to fight the Spanish and American invasions.
Example sentence:I have something special now. 🇧🇷I already have someone special.)
One of the sweetest things in life is knowing that you belong with someone.greator someone special.Filipinos use this wordbonding with someone special and you'll hear it mostly during commercials. The word Tintangi comes from the root word tangi, meaning one or only. So if someone says "Ikaw ang aking tinatangi". It means you are her only one.
Example sentence:They talked about their pampering at Asotea🇧🇷 (She spoke to her trusted companion on the balcony.)
The wordarchitect came from the wordbold,what it means ______________intimate conversation.Given thearchitectmeans a pleasant and intimate companion. In one of the Filipino Obra Maestra called Noli Me Tangere, a chapter called "Pag-uulayaw sa Asotea" where Maria Clara and Crisostomo Ibarra spoke on the Asotea or balcony. They reminisce about their relationship while being apart for a long time.
This scene is what traditional dating and relationships look like. The guy visits the girl at her house. Today, this culture is not strictly practiced, especially in urban areas like Manila. However, there are still old-fashioned parents, especially in rural areas, who want to keep it that way.
Example sentence:Paraluman, I will take you to a paradise you never expected. 🇧🇷Paralumanby adi(Paraluman, I am taking you to an unexpected paradise.)
"You look like Paraluman when we were young."
Filipinos will choose to sing the above line instead of simply reading it. Because? That's because it comes from a very popular Filipino song called "Ang Huling El Bimbo" by Eraserheads, in which they mention paraluman, a Filipino-German actress. Her name is Sigrid Sophia Agatha von Giese.
you use the wordbedside lampused to refer to a very attractive woman. In the early 19th century, Filipino poets usedbedside lampto describea muse or woman who inspires creativity🇧🇷 It is also an old-fashioned Tagalog word for "magnetic needle" which works similarly to a compass. In that sense the wordbedside lampis no longer in use.
In the idea of being a particularly attractive woman, abedside lampcan also be translated as "goddess". If you want a more understandable explanation of the word, listen to the songParalumanby Adi. Make sure you turn on subtitles to understand the lyrics. You can also hear many beautiful Tagalog words in this song.
Example sentence:She wanted a handsome young man with a good heart.(She likes a handsome man with a good heart.)
Have you ever seen onebold, handsome, intelligent and sophisticated man🇧🇷 In Tagalog the word for this isgood looking🇧🇷 This is the type of man that Filipinos want, but of course they aren't always looking for someone good looking. In ancient times, a man was supposed to prove his love and worth to a woman's parents before marrying her. Dating apps can no longer do that these days.
Example sentence:Fate brought us together.(Fate brought us together.)
There are things in life that we cannot control. These things are destined to happen, whether we like it or not, because it's ourdeterminationThe Tagalog word Tadhana is an invisible force that causes events.beyond mortal control.
Example sentence:Our memories will remain in my heart.(Our memories will always be in my heart).
Do you have a beautiful memory or a memory that you cherish a lot? The Tagalog word for this isto remember🇧🇷 Nowadays this word is often heard in songs, stories and poems. People don't always use it in casual conversation.
Example sentence: When I saw you at the Bathala meeting place, there was a glint in your eyes that I couldn't understand. - Encounter with Moira(When I saw you in God's meeting place with a twinkle in your eye, I couldn't understand it.)
Christianity arrived in the Philippines during Spanish colonization. Before that, ancient Filipinos used to worship deities. Like Romans and Greeks, Filipinos also have mythology andgoddessis the transcendent Supreme Being, the creator and ruler of the cosmos, according to the ancient indigenous Tagalog religion.
Example sentence: The north wind is felt in the Philippines from November to December.(The northeast monsoon is felt in the Philippines from November to December.)
Amihan is the word the locals use to refer to the northeast wind. Interestingly, it is also the name of the wind goddess in the hit Filipino fantasy series.enchanted.
Example sentence:Even though I was really angry, I still tried to calm down. 🇧🇷Even when I'm really angry, I choose to control myself.)
Have you ever been really irritated, angry, or excited and still managed to stay calm? The Tagalog word for this isTempo.It is also used in connection withcontrol yourselff in challenging situations.
Example sentence:My girlfriend pouted because I didn't participate in our conversation.(My girlfriend is offended that I didn't show up for our date.)
There is no exact English translation of this word, although "sulk" or "sulk" is often considered the closest.sultryis a term used in Filipino culture to describe various behaviorssomeone withdraws affection or happiness from someone who has hurt their feelings.
Example sentence:The blue color of the Philippine flag symbolizes peace, justice, sacrifice and truth. 🇧🇷The blue color of the Philippine flag represents peace, justice, sacrifice and truth.)
One of the most common mistakes even locals make is related to theblue color blauThe wordblauit's not the tagalog translation of azul because it's a spanish word. The correct translation isblau.It is one of the most significant colors for Filipinos. is in herflagand also mentioned in the Philippine national anthem.
Example sentence:I am delighted with our new dog.(I can't stop squeezing our new dog.)
Have you ever seen a baby so cute it makes you want to pinch its cheeks? That's how Gigil feels. It is an intense desire to squeeze something. It could also be an overwhelming urge to touch someone, caused by overwhelming emotions like admiration and anger. For example, your mother is very angry with you for speaking badly while she scolds you, and then she says, "Nanggigigil ako sa'yo", which could mean, "I'm controlling myself not to touch you right now".
Example sentence:I climbed a mountain to meditate on the things in life.(I climbed a mountain to think about the things in life.)
When things get overwhelming or you need to think about your life choices, youmeditate or think.In Tagalog, that's whatmagmuni-muni means.
Example sentence:I broke free from my dark past.– (I free myself from attachment to my dark past.)
We tend to get overwhelmed by life's problems and want to escape or break free from that situation. Filipinos use the word alpas in this situation, which can literally and figuratively mean to release or breaklose.People don't use that word in casual conversation. You often hear that they use Laya/Lumaya, butalpinehas more weight than Laya. She paints the picture of doing whatever it takes to break free, which symbolizes the effort to get out of a difficult situation.
Example sentence:Hope you hear my request.(I hope you hear my pleas.)
Appealor asking is another level of asking for something. It's almost begging where you're willing to give it your all. Filipinos don't use it in casual conversation, but you often hear it in songs and movies, making everything better and more exciting.
Example sentence:My mother left me these jewelry.(My mom gave me these trinkets to keep.)
willit is something left for someone else to maintain. This can be material things like money and jewelry. It can also be people and it can also be a secret. If given aWille,You must do your best to protect it and keep it safe.
Example sentence:I sent a rush of my heart and confessed to him that I loved him.(I had an emotional outburst and confessed my love for him/her.)
When we are emotionally overwhelmed, we tend to:sudden burst of emotion🇧🇷 Sometimes we say things we don't mean because of our emotions. In Tagalog, this is called a Silakbo.
Example sentence:sleeping together🇧🇷 (We sleep next to each other.)
This Tagalog word is a bit tricky becauseQuotemeans to lie down next to oneself, to be next to someone, but usually includes an intimate partner. If you want to display side by side, just useSide to sidewellQuoteit is culturally understood as sexual intercourse.
Example sentence:People could feel sorry for Pia Wurtzbach.(People can be mesmerized by Pia Wurtzbach's beauty.)
Have you ever been enchanted by someone? It's like they take you to another world and it seems that you've lost yourself because you're completely enchanted. Filipinos call it Marahuyo in Tagalog. Just think of Taylor Swift's song Enchanted.
Example sentence: At first glance, I was immediately enthralled by her sparkling eyes.(I was immediately captivated at first sight by her sparkling eyes.)
attractsit is aextreme affectionfor something or someone. It gives the feeling of being extremely tied up. It can also make you feel addicted to something, making you want to do it again and again.
Example sentence: Everything I said is just speculation🇧🇷 (Everything I said is just a guess.)
so muchit's a hunch or hunch. It's a deeper word forhulaor guess. You'll rarely hear it, but you'll often see it in books, stories, and hear it in movies and music.
Example sentence:The students protested against the teacher.(Students say goodbye to the teacher for the last time.)
Learning this word is the best way to end this list becausedisputemeans thelast goodbye.It is rarely used in casual conversation, but it is a popular title for school graduations.
Other beautiful Filipino words
- Clouds -Clouds
- Charm -Charm; curls
- Doubt -doubt
- Caution -nurture
- Asoge –Mercury (Element)
- come down -a priestess
- Bahaghari –rainbow
- grammar - grammar
- At a glance -the pupil of the eye
- good -Vision; weak manifestation
- failed -a woman; failed; young
- Popa -popa
- twilight -sunrise
- Guides - Spark; electricity
- Terra -Welt
- heartache -Kummer; Kummer
- Strand -strand
- prayer -prayer
- Rein -Rein
- Dayang –Princess; noble lady
- Taxa -A spirit, usually a lesser god or goddess, believed to protect natural traits
- Taxa -female fairy
- Taxa -Mythical environmental spirits believed to appear in human form.
- Prost -happiness
- longing -Loneliness; melancholy
- Rice -A loud, uninhibited laugh (laughs)
- Name -commitment
- Hiraya/Hiraya Manawari –The fruit of someone's dreams; wishes and desires
- Luft -The atmosphere; the air up there
- searched for -premonition
- Indak –groove; Dancing to the rhythm of the music
- Irog –Dear; Lover
- Freedom -freedom
- Frieden -Serenity; Quiet
- Intelligence –knowledge
- Lakambini –Musa
- Sheets -supreme ruler
- Lamb - Intense tenderness and affection
- Secret -secret
- cry -Do something using intellect and skills
- Tears -tears
- License fees -Edel
- Misleading -Undisciplined, elusive or indomitable
- Frieden -Peaceful
- condemnation -affection
- Check -Challenge; obstacle
- Difficult -It is worth it; Worth the effort; worth the wait
- Feeling -Old-fashioned word for love or beloved
- Hometown -Heim
- twilight -sunset
- History -popa
- Tampalasan –Bad; villain
- blow -love fight
- stage -A critical shift or transition / A development of a story or phenomenon
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What is the hardest Tagalog word to say? ›
“Pinakanakapagpapabagabag-damdamin” is a word constructed from 32 letters and is the longest word in Tagalog, meaning “the most emotionally disturbing (or upsetting) thing.”What is beautiful in Filipino language? ›
Basically, the word beautiful can directly be translated into the Tagalog term maganda. This term comes from the Sanskrit word gandha, which refers to fragrance and amazing scent.What are the 2 most beautiful words? ›
Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.What are unique Filipino words? ›
- SINTA – an old-fashioned word for “love” ...
- HARANA – to woo someone by serenading them. ...
- MAARTE – To be overly nitpicky or fussy. ...
- KILIG – To have butterflies in one's stomach, to be on cloud 9. ...
- Gigil – Uncontrollable urge to pinch or squeeze someone. ...
- Pambahay – Home clothes.
- 1 Putang ina mo.
- 2 Walang hiya.
- 3 Tae.
- 4 Punyeta.
- 5 Gago.
- 6 Pakshet.
- 7 Bwisit.
- 8 Leche.
Scientists at the University of Reading have discovered that 'I', 'we', 'who' and the numbers '1', '2' and '3' are amongst the oldest words, not only in English, but across all Indo-European languages.What is the longest Filipino word? ›
The longest word in Tagalog, according to the Guinness World Records, is Pinakanakapagpapabagabag-damdamin, which is a verb meaning to cause great distress or annoyance.What is love you called in Philippines? ›
Learn how to say "I love you".
In Filipino, its "Mahal kita". You can also say "Mahal na Mahal kita" which means I love you very much.
The English word "pretty woman" can be translated as the following word in Tagalog: 1.) bebot - [noun] chick; babe; boo; pretty girl; pretty woman; Slang for an attractive woman more... Click a Filipino word above to get audio, example sentences and further details for that word.What means sana all in Philippines? ›
One of the fun parts are the slang words, and the best example is the word ''sana all'' that is a combination of the Filipino and English language. It is an expression used to wish or hope for an individual accomplishment or success.
What is deep Tagalog? ›
The English word "deep" can be translated as the following words in Tagalog: Best translation for the English word deep in Tagalog: malalim [adjective] deep (depth); deep (profound); profound; [adverb] deeply 5 Example Sentences Available » more...What are the Filipino slangs? ›
- Kilig (ki-lig) ...
- Gigil (gi-gil) ...
- Susmariosep (soos-mar-yo-sep) ...
- Nyek (ni-yek) / Oops. ...
- Charot (cha-rot) / Just joking. ...
- Chibog (chi-bog) / Dinner or eating big date. ...
- Jowa (jo-wah) / boyfriend otherwise wife. ...
- Basta (bas-tah)
- “Amour”, the French word for love, has been voted the most romantic word in the world in a pre-Valentine's Day survey of language experts.What are 10 interesting words? ›
- Anachronism. An anachronism is something (or someone) that is out of place in terms of time or chronology. ...
- Accismus. A form of irony in which someone feigns indifference to something he or she desires. ...
- Cacophony. ...
- Draconian. ...
- Limerence. ...
- Pareidolia. ...
- Riposte. ...
I think it is “Ilonggo”. They have the “malambing” and “malumanay” accent that which you can't identify if an Ilonggo-speaker is angry or not. They have this particular yet peculiar tone that cones with their native tongue. I'd say that an Ilonggo/Ilongga is very loving and sweet.How do you praise Filipino? ›
- 2- Ang pogi/ganda mo naman. ...
- 5- Ang kinis ng pisngi mo! ...
- 6- Sumiseksi ka yata! ...
- 7- Marunong ka talagang pumili. ...
- 1- Ang galing mo ah. ...
- 2- Gusto ko yang ginawa mo. ...
- 4- Ipagpatuloy mo 'yan ha. ...
- 5- Turuan mo naman ako.
A quick Google search reveals that indeed this is a Tagalog slang term. Uncle G 01:16, 16 Apr 2005 (UTC) needs "Pookie is a common euphemism to describe something cute. It is also often used as a pet name or as a term of endearment for one's significant other."How do you say sorry in Tagalog? ›
There is no word for "sorry" or "apology." When Filipinos are at fault, they say in Tagalog or Filipino, "Pasensiya na." That literally translates into, "Please forget your anger" or "Please let it go". It's important to note that the personal pronoun used is in second person, not the first.How do you say shut up in the Philippines? ›
1 – Tumahimik ka!
This is the Tagalog equivalent of “Shut up!” or “You shut up!” and is used to express annoyance, particularly to someone who's being unreasonable.
Also according to Wiki answers,the first word ever uttered was “Aa,” which meant “Hey!” This was said by an australopithecine in Ethiopia more than a million years ago.
What is the oldest word for love? ›
The word 'love' was once '*leubh', a word used by the Proto-Indo-Europeans approximately five thousand years ago to describe care and desire. When 'love' was incorporated into Old English as 'lufu', it had turned into both a noun to describe, 'deep affection' and its offspring verb, 'to be very fond of'.What's the Tagalog of 13? ›
Filipino is the Hispanized (or Anglicized) way of referring to both the people and the language in the Philippines. Note that it is also correct to say Filipino for a male and Filipina for a female.What word is 189819 letters long? ›
1. methionylthreonylthreonylglutaminylalanyl… isoleucine. You'll notice there's an ellipsis here, and that's because this word, in total, is 189,819 letters long, and it's the chemical name for the largest known protein, titin.What is the Filipino word for boyfriend? ›
Jowa (jo-wah) / boyfriend or girlfriend.How do you say crush in Filipino? ›
mapusuan - [verb] to have a crush on someone/something more...What does it mean when a Filipino calls you Mahal? ›
Mahal literally means "expensive" but when used in the context of relationships, the more precise translation is "precious". To call someone "mahal" is not just to express the emotion of love but to underscore the value of someone.How does Philippines show love? ›
A 'home-run' is one where the girl formally accepts the man's love, and they become magkasintahan (from sinta, love), a term for boyfriend-girlfriend. During the old times and in the rural areas of the Philippines, Filipino men would make harana (serenade) the women at night and sing songs of love and affection.How do Filipinos express their affection? ›
Physical Contact: Among relatives or friends of the same gender, it is common for Filipinos to walk hand in hand or arm in arm. This is generally done so as a sign of affection, friendship or if they are shy and would like someone to accompany them.What is the strongest way to say I love you? ›
- I am here for you… always.
- I'm yours.
- I'm the luckiest person in the world.
- We are meant to be.
- I'd do anything to make you smile.
- You are my soulmate.
- My heart calls out for you.
- I like the way you make me feel, even when you are not around.
What does chubby mean in Philippines? ›
1.) tabaching-chíng - [adjective] chubby; [noun] chubby person / nickname for a chubby person (slang/informal) more... tibalbál - [adjective] chubby; round more... Click a Filipino word above to get audio, example sentences and further details for that word. © copyright 2022.What does Pangit mean in the Philippines? ›
ugly synonym, antonyms ▲ Synonym: (slang) tsaka Antonyms: guwapo, maganda. bad; not good (material or abstract quality)Which country have the most beautiful girls? ›
Sweden. The stunning Scandinavian nation of Sweden is known for surreal forests, coastal islands, glittering lakes and glacial mountains. It is also known for being home to the most beautiful women in the world.What does Kay mean in Philippines? ›
Example sentence for the Tagalog word kay, meaning: [preposition] to; for; of; toward; with; from; preposition typically used before a proper name ; [adverb] a prefix used with an adjective to express amazement, surprise, esteem, insult; how (for example: kay bango - how fragrant; kay pangit - how ugly).What's the meaning of Nzuri sana? ›
Person 2: Nzuri sana. Translation: Very good.What does NAOL mean in Tagalog? ›
naol is an alternate spelling of the Tagalog word sana all. Alternate spellings may include abbreviations, informal spellings, slang, and/or commonly misspelled variations of a word. Base word: sana all. [phrase] I wish, for everyone; If only everyone had like that; if only everybody could be like you; (slang)What does pucha mean in Tagalog? ›
Definition for the Tagalog word Pucha!:
Papa also means Father in the Philippines, but it is a borrowed term from other countries. The correct Tagalog/Filipino term for Father in the Philippines is Tatay.What does Chika mean in Tagalog? ›
In Filipino slang, the word chika is for asking someone what's up. You might hear it as part of a phrase when someone asks how you're doing. Or, they might use the similar word chikahan, which means “conversation” or “chat.”What is the prettiest sounding word? ›
- 8 Supine (adj.)
- 7 Solitude (n.)
- 6 Aurora (n.)
- 5 Idyllic (adj.)
- 4 Clinomania (n.)
- 3 Pluviophile (n.)
- 2 Euphoria (n.)
- 1 Sequoia (n.)
What is an elegant word for beautiful? ›
Beauteous. Beauteous is the synonym of beautiful that is closest in meaning and form, so is an excellent choice if you want a word that is 'beautiful, but just a little bit different.