Dialect spoken by many Luzon-based Filipinos. Tagalog is generally regarded as the lingua franca among Filipinos at home and abroad, but there are several other dialects spoken across the archipelago, and there is some sensitivity about treating Tagalog as definitively "Filipino."

Also refers to the ethnicity of Tagalog-speaking natives. One theorized origin of the word is "taga-ilog," meaning "from the river."
The Tagalogs speak Tagalog.
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Main lanuage for Filipinos (Flip).
kapatid - siblings
tanga - dumb, stupid
bakit - why
gulay - vegetables
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Dialect in the Philippines - mainly a mixture of malayo-polynesian language with a twist of spanish.
Important Terms:
Anak ka ng puta/ Putang ina mo - son of a bitch
salsal - to masturbate
pokpok - whore
beho - of chinese origin/ basically means smelly
Whee! I know ow to speak Tagalog! Whee!
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A language native to the southern part of the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The Tagalog language is the main base language for the one of the official languages of the Philippines, Filipino (the other official language is English). The language, like most of the languages of the Philippines, is related to Malaysian, Indonesian, Hawaiian, Tongan, Somoan, some southern Taiwanese languages, and many more that are included in the Austronesian group of languages. The language has about 18 million native speakers. Tagalog can also refer to the Tagalog people.
I know very little of Tagalog, since both my parents are Visayan, but I will try to give some examples.

mahal- love
hirap- delicious
nanay- mother
tatay- father
lolo- grandfather
lola- grandmother
bukas- uncooked rice
araw- day
gabi- night
kita- we (you and I)
ako- I, me
langit- heaven, sky
dilim- dark (in terms of brigtness of light)
puti- white
itim- black
aso- dog
pusa- cat
puso- heart
tubig- water
baya- land
mata- eye

There's more I know, but I think this is enough

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Main language of Ian Beatson and the Phillipines.
Mahal kita - I love you
Puntanginamo - **** **** ****** *****
Pukinamo - *** ***** **** ***
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Filipino Parents: Why don't you teach yourself tagalog?
Me: Only sex tourists bother to learn that language.
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Main Entry: Ta·ga·log
Pronunciation: \te-gä-lóg\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural Tagalog or Tagalogs
Etymology: Tagalog
Date: 1808
1 : a member of a people of central Luzon
2 : an Austronesian language of the Tagalog people
The name Tagalog comes from the native term taga ilog, meaning 'people living near a/the river'. The prefix taga- means 'coming from' or 'native of', while the word ilog means 'river'. Transliterated, tagailog means 'coming from the river' or 'native of the river', with 'the' being implied.

Tagalog was written in an abugida called Baybayin prior to the arrival of the Spaniards in the 16th century. This particular writing system was composed of symbols representing three vowels and 14 consonants. Belonging to the Brahmic family of scripts, it shares similarities with the Old Kawi script of Java and is believed to be descended from the script used by the Bugis in Sulawesi.

Tagalog, in its standardized form, Filipino, is the principal language of the national media in the Philippines. It is the primary language of public education. As Filipino, it is, along with English, a co-official language and the sole national language. Tagalog is widely used as a lingua franca throughout the country, and in overseas Filipino communities.

English- Learn to speak Tagalog.
Tagalog- Matuto kang magsalita ng tagalog.
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