Philippine Holiday and Greetings

Discussion in 'Vocabulary' started by MhicaF, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. MhicaF

    MhicaF New Member

    Merry Chrismas - Maligayang Pasko
    Happy New Year - Manigong Bagong Taon
    Happy Birthday - Maligayang Kaarawan
    Happy independence day - Maligayang Araw ng Kalayaan
    Happy Valentines day - maligayang araw ng mga puso
    How are you? - Kamusta?
    Good morning - Magandang umaga
    Good afternoon - Magandang tanghali
    Good evening - Magandang gabi
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  2. theresajane

    theresajane New Member

    The most common greeting that foreigners learn when they come to the Philippines is "Mabuhay!".
  3. Corzhens

    Corzhens Member

    Some English greetings are more understandable and accepted than Tagalog greetings. Even a child or an illiterate would understand Merry Christmas than saying Maligayang Pasko. For the birthday, say Happy Birthday instead of Maligayang Bati or Maligayang Kaarawan. The examples cited above are victims of the modern society that people tend to prefer the English greeting.