Filipino Love Notes

You may be involved if not now then maybe in the future in a romantic relationship with someone who speaks the Tagalog language. Here are some words, phrases, and sentences that may come in handy when the right time comes along. I have compiled a small collection of expressions related to this subject matter that could probably serve in the least as material for pronunciation drill or at best in the purposeful pursuit of a love interest. In any case, some of the words can always be used for beefing up your own Tagalog vocabulary. May be we can look at some of them? Okay.

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Filipino speaker read the sentences correctly.

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Ikaw ang lahat sa akin. - You're my everything.
Yakapin mo ako ng mahigpit.- Embrace me tightly.
Pag-ibig mo, langit ko. - Your love, my heaven.
Ikaw ay mahal sa akin. You are dear to me.
Sana ay malaman mo. I'm hoping that you would know.
How much I love you - Gaano kita kamahal.
Hindi mo ako pinapansin - You don't pay any attention to me.
Wala nang iba. - There's no one else.
Ikaw lamang. - You only.
Kahit paminsan-minsan lang. - Even if only once in a while.
Wounded heart - pusong sugatan
Ang tangi kong pag-ibig. My one and only love.
I can't begin to tell you - Hindi ko malaman kung paano ko uumpisahan
How much you mean to me - Kung gaano ka kahalaga sa akin
Bakit di ka kumikibo? - Why are you so silent?
Galit ka ba sa akin? - Are you angry with me?
Huwag mo sana akong talikuran. I hope you won't turn your back on me.


Hindi kita malimot. - I can't forget you.
Nang dahil sa pag-ibig - Because of love
Ikaw at ikaw rin - Still it's you and only you
Huwag mo sanang paglaruan ang puso ko. - Please don't play with my heart.
Nagtaksil ka sa akin. - You have been unfaithful to me.
Mula sa kaibuturan ng aking puso - From the deepest part of my heart
Sana ay malaman mo - I am hoping that you would know
May crush ako sa iyo. - I have a crush on you.
Gustong-gusto kita. - I like you very much.
Nais kong malaman mo - I want you to know
Sana ay hindi ka magbago. - I hope you will not change.
Manalig ka sinta - Have faith in me my dear one
tanging ikaw lamang - it's you and you alone
Huwag kang bibitiw, mahal. - Don't ever let go, my dear one.
Would you like to kiss me? - Gusto mo ba akong halikan?
I'm happy because you're here. Masaya ako dahil narito ka?
When will I see you again? Kailan kita makikita uli?
I saw you in my dreams. - Napanaginipan kita.
I wish I'm with you now. Sana ay kapiling kita ngayon.
Idadalangin ko sa Maykapal - I will pray to God
No one can stop me from loving you. - Walang makapipigil sa akin para ibigin ka.
tanging yaman - my only treasure
God knows how much I love you. - Alam ng Diyos kung gaano kita kamahal.
punyal sa aking dibdib -  a knife piercing my heart
ganyan pala ang magmahal - so this is how one falls in love
huwag magtatampo - don't feel bad
duyan ng pagibig - cradle of love
end of a love story - wakas ng kwento ng pagibig
tinik sa aking puso - thorn in my heart
dinngin ang pagsamo - hear my prayer
batid ng Diyos - God knows


mga bakas ng kahapon - memories of years gone by
Lagi kitang naaalala - I always think of you.
Lagi ka sa puso ko - You're always in my heart.
hinaing ng puso - the heart's longing
Sana palagi tayong magkasama. - I wish that we're always together.
Sana ay hindi ka makalimot. - Wishing that you won't forget.
miss na miss kita - I miss you terribly
bawal na pagibig - forbidden love
lihim na pagibig - secret love
Wow, ang bango mo naman! - Honey, you really smell good today!
Sabihin mo sa akin ang lahat ng iyong hinanakit at sama ng loob - Tell me all your misgivings and frustrations.
Wala akong pagtingin sa iyo. - I don't have any feelings for you.
Sana maging magkaibigan na lang tayo. - I hope we can just be friends.
Meron na akong boyfriend - I already have a boyfriend.
Ang sakit mo namang magsalita. - You can really hurt other person's feelings.
I can't help falling in love with you. - Hindi ko mapigilan ang ibigin ka.
Sorry na pwede ba? - I have already told you I'm sorry. Can we move on?
walang pag-asa - hopeless
Ikaw ang bulong ng maghapon. - You are the whisper of daytime.
Ikaw ang bituin at umaga at tibok ng gabi. - You are the star and the morning and the heartbeat of the night.
malay mo, balang araw - who knows someday
ang unang pagibig - the first love
hinding hindi malilimutan - will never never be forgotten

Okay, so those are some words and ideas that you may want to include in your vocabulary build-up. Who knows they may come handy in the future. Filipinos can be found everywhere so it pays to have some Tagalog words and phrases that could help in getting to know him or her better. May be you can surprise them with a phrase or two from this list. Thanks for listening and don't forget to practice reading aloud. Salamat po.


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