How to Tell the Date and Time in Filipino or Tagalog Language

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In the Philippines, many Filipinos would tell the date and time in either Spanish or the English language.

Yes Virginia and Joe, the Filipino language borrows heavily from these two languages.

This fact has something to do with the Philippines’ rich and complex past.

You see, many Spaniards and Americans had lived in the country so, naturally, Filipinos learned to use their languages and even tweaked some Spanish and English terms to make them Filipino sounding.

In fact, English is widely spoken in the Philippines.

So, using English terms for date and time when speaking with Filipinos would be fine, at least in most instances.

Just the same, it is still useful to know words and expressions about date and time in the Filipino language.

Doing so would give the impression to your Filipino or Filipina friends, acquaintances, or family members that you took the effort to learn a little of their native language.

Without much delay, here are some useful words and expressions about telling the date and time in the Filipino or Tagalog language.

Filipino or Tagalog Terms about Date

FILIPINO or TAGALOG
ENGLISH
Days of the Week
 
Lunes
Monday
Martes
Tuesday
Miyerkules
Wednesday
Huwebes
Thursday
Biyernes
Friday
Sabado
Saturday
Linggo
Sunday
Months of the Year
 
Enero
January
Pebrero
February
Marso
March
Abril
April
Mayo
May
Hunyo
June
Hulyo
July
Agosto
August
Setyembre
September
Oktobre
October
Nobyembre
November
Disyembre
December
Expressions and Words about Date
 
araw
day
linggo
week
buwan
month
taon
year
petsa
date
Anong araw ngayon?
What is the day today?
Anong buwan na?
What is the month now?
Anong taon na?
What is the year now?
Anong petsa na?
What is the date today?
Ilang araw?
How many days?
Ilang linggo?
How many weeks?
Ilang buwan?
How many months?
Ilang taon?
How many years?
Kelan?
When?
Kailan?
 
Anong araw?
Which day?
 
What day?
Anong buwan?
Which month?
 
What month?
Anong taon?
Which year?
 
What year?
Anong petsa?
Which date?
 
What date?
ngayon
now
 
today
bukas
tomorrow
kahapon
yesterday
sa isang araw
the day after tomorrow
sa isang linggo
next week
sa isang buwan
next month
sa isang taon
next year

Filipino or Tagalog Terms about Time

FILIPINO or TAGALOG
ENGLISH
Time
 
ika-isa
one o'clock
ala-una
 
ikalawa
two o'clock
alas-dos
 
ikatlo
three o'clock
alas-tres
 
ika-apat
four o'clock
alas-kwatro
 
ika-lima
five o'clock
alas-singko
 
ika-anim
six o'clock
alas-sais
 
ika-pito
seven o'clock
alas-siyete
 
ika-walo
eight o'clock
alas-otso
 
ika-siyam
nine o'clock
alas-nuwebe
 
ika-sampu
ten o'clock
alas-diyes
 
ika-labing-isa
eleven o'clock
alas-onse
 
ika-labing dalawa
twelve o'clock
alas-dose
 
madaling araw
early morning
umaga
morning
tanghali
noon
hapon
afternoon
gabi
evening
hating-gabi
midnight
ika-lima ng madaling araw
five o'clock in the early morning
alas-singko ng madaling araw
 
ika-anim ng umaga
six o'clock in the morning
alas-sais ng umaga
 
ika-labing-dalawa ng tanghali
twelve noon
alas-dose ng tanghali
 
ika-lima ng hapon
five o'clock in the afternoon
alas-singko ng hapon
 
ika-pito ng gabi
seven o'clock in the evening
alas-siyete ng gabi
 
ika-labing-dalawa ng hating-gabi
twelve midnight
alas-dose ng hating-gabi
 
Expressions and Words about Time
 
oras
hour
minuto
minute
segundo
second
Anong oras?
What time?
Gaano katagal?
How long?
matagal
long
maiksi
short
mabilis
quick
mabagal
slow
umpisa
start
tapos
end
kalagitnaan
middle
ngayon
now
mamaya
later
mula
from
hanggan
to
 
until
mula umaga hanggang gabi
from morning to/until evening
mula kahapon hanggang ngayon
from yesterday to/until today
buong araw
entire day
buong linggo
entire week
buong buwan
entire month
buong taon
entire year

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