Tagalog Language Day

The Philippines gained their independence from Spain on June 12th, 1898, dedicating this day as their Independence Day. We thought today would be a great day to feature a language day post featuring Tagalog. Here at ISI, we sat down with one of our accounting members, a native from Manila, to chat about some of his favorite things about his culture and language. Thank you, Paul, for sitting down with us!

ISI: What is your favorite word in Tagalog and why?

Paul: My favorite words in Tagalog are “Po” and “Opo”. They denote signs of respect, much like ‘sir/ma’am’ in the English language.

ISI: What is your favorite Tagalog idiosyncrasy that most people would not know?

Paul: People tend to point direction using their lips, as It is faster and explaining verbally would take longer.

ISI: What’s your favorite thing about Filipino Culture?

Paul: The culture is very welcoming, sweet, and generally happy people.

ISI: What is your favorite Filipino Meal and why?

Paul: Anything with steamed rice. I would not be a Filipino if I did not eat rice at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, every day.

ISI: What would most people be surprised about traveling in Tagalog speaking countries?

Paul: Filipinos start and end their sentences with Sir and Ma’am.

To learn more about Philippine Independence Day, visit History.com.

For all your Tagalog language needs, translation services, or any other language support, let ISI Language Solutions be your go-to provider! Contact us today.