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Learn these Tagalog words and phrases related to greeting relatives or friends you haven’t seen in a long time.

Natutuwa ako – I am happy
na makita – to see
kayong lahat – all of you
muli. – again.

ako na makita is shortened to
akong makita

Natutuwa akong makita kayong lahat muli. – I am happy to see all of you again.

Informal / Familiar

long time no see, ah.

Na-miss ko kayong lahat. – I missed all of you.
Na-miss ko kayo. – I missed you (plural).
Na-miss kita. – I missed you (singular).

Nami-miss ko kayong lahat. – I miss all of you.
Nami-miss ko kayo. – I miss you (plural).
Nami-miss kita. – I miss you.

Mami-miss ko kayong lahat. – I will miss all of you.
Mami-miss ko kayo. – I will miss you (plural).
Mami-miss kita. – I will miss you.

Download Episode 40 – Long Time, No See (6:33)
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This Tagalog podcast is about luggage and traveling. For example, what happens if you lose your luggage? How do you ask for help?

Tagalog Words and Phrases

Biyahe – travel
Bagahe / Maleta – luggage (singular)

Mga bagahe / Mga maleta – luggage (plural)

Nawawalang maleta – lost luggage
Nawawala ang maleta. – The luggage is missing.
Nawawala ang maleta ko. – My luggage is missing.

Tulungan ninyo po ako. – Please help me. (respectful)

magaan – lightweight
mabigat – heavy

magaan ang maleta – the luggage is light or lightweight.
mabigat ang maleta – the luggage is heavy.

i-check in mo iyan – check that in
i-hand carry mo yan – hand carry that
i-hand carry mo na lang yan – just hand carry that

Download Episode 39 – Luggage (4:53)
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Here are some Tagalog phrases for those who are feeling sleepy, or the insomniacs who can’t sleep.

Inaantok ako. – I feel sleepy.
Hikab – yawn
Hikab ako nang hikab. – I keep yawning.

Nakakabato. – (Something is) boring.

Napaidlip ako. – I dozed off.
Umidlip ka. – Take a nap.
Umidlip ka muna. – Take a nap first.
Kahit sandali. – Even for just a moment.

Hindi ako makatulog. – I can’t sleep.
Di ako makatulog. – I can’t sleep. (shortcut)

Download Episode 38 – Sleepy, Naps, Insomnia
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