Want to speak Filipino? Yes? Good – keep reading. This is for those that truly want to learn the language. Here’s how you introduce yourself in Filipino (or Tagalog) in 10 easy lines… and this might take you 2 to 3 minutes or less. With this lesson…
- You get the Filipino and the English translations.
- Read out loud to practice your speaking.
- Feel free to print this sheet out for extra review.
Here’s how you introduce yourself in Filipino. Let’s go.
1. I’m (name). – Ako si (name).
This is a super simple way to introduce yourself in Filipino.
- Ako si (name).
- I’m (name).
By the way, you should also hear real Filipino. Why? So you can understand native pronunciation, recognize it when you hear it, instead of reading words on a page. Plus, with audio you can learn faster.
- “Self Introduction” Lesson #1
- Lesson by FilipinoPod101.com click here for more fun audio lessons
2. My name is (name) – (name) ang pangalan ko.
Here’s another way to introduce yourself in Filipino.
To say “my name is” in Filipino, you just need the phrase “ang pangalan ko” before your name.
- ______ ang pangalan ko.
- My name is ______.
3. Kamusta, ikinagagalak kong makilala ka. Hello, It’s nice to meet you.
Hello and Nice to meet you in Filipino are a must-know phrases. And any introduction will probably will start with these words.
- Kamusta, ikinagagalak kong makilala ka.
- Hello, it’s nice to meet you.
4. Mula ako sa ____. I am from ____.
So, where are you from? America? Europe? Africa? Asia? Just stick the name of your country inside this phrase. We’ll use Philippines as an example.
- Mula ako sa Pilipinas.
- I’m from the Philippines.
5. Nakatira ako sa ____. I live in ______.
What about now – where do you live? Just fill in the blank with the country or city (if famous) into this phrase. I’ll use Manila as an example.
- Nakatira ako sa Maynila.
- I live in Manila.
6. I’ve been learning Filipino for _____.
How long have you been learning Filipino for? A month? A year?
- Isang taon na akong nag-aaral ng Filipino.
- I’ve been learning Filipino for a year.
7. I’m learning Filipino at _____.
Where are you learning Filipino? At school? At home? This would be a great line to know and use when you’re introducing yourself. Here’s my example:
- Nag-aaral ako ng Filipino sa FilipinoPod101.com.
- I’m learning Filipino at FilipinoPod101.com.
8. I am ____ years old.
Here’s how to say how old you are in Filipino.
- Ako ay 27 taong gulang.
- I’m 27 years old.
9. I am ______.
What about your position? Are you a student? Yoga teacher? Lawyer for the potato industry? Potato salesman? Super important question that people like to ask (and judge you about – Hey, I’m just a blogger!). Just use “ani” meaning “I” and add your position.
- Ako ay isang guro.
- I’m a teacher.
10. One of my hobbies is _____.
Now, let’s move onto personal interests – hobbies! My hobbies are languages, linguajunkieing and such. How about you? You’ll definitely need this line when introducing yourself in Filipino.
Here’s an example to use:
- Pagbabasa ang isa sa aking mga libangan.
- One of my hobbies is reading.
11. I enjoy listening to music.
Now, this is just another example line about your hobbies. You can use something else where.
- Gusto kong nakikinig ng musika.
- I enjoy listening to music.
So now you know how to introduce yourself in Filipino in 10 lines. I’m sure there’s a ton more you can say – but this is an easy, simple start that any beginner can put to use. It’s all about starting easy.
See if you can introduce yourself below. Leave me a comment.
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Hope you enjoyed this!
– The Main Junkie
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