Beautiful in Tagalog

Visiting family, friends in the Philippines or taking a trip there as a vacationer may be reason enough to brush up on some Tagalog words or even learn new ones. Those who have been to the Philippines know that it is breathtakingly beautiful. There are thousands of islands that make up the region known as the Philippines so as you can imagine, each island has something different to see. Whether it is the beaches, beautiful sunrises, and sunsets there is always something to do and to see.

In the Tagalog language the word for “beautiful” is “maganda.” Many observers have noted that the sandy beaches, caves and ancient man made structures and sites some of which date back over two thousand years and the many other things to see in the Philippines can be summed up in the phrase “Sila ay maganda” which means “they are beautiful.” The word “sila” means “they, ” while “maganda” mean “beautiful” and “ay” means “is / are” since there is no plural for is/are in Tagalog.

In Tagalog the word “maganda” can also mean “good” therefore the word can also be heard in greetings such as: Magandang Umaga which means “good morning” and “Magandang hapon” which means “good afternoon” and other greetings which include the word “good.”

Some Tagalog phrases which include the word beautiful (maganda) include “Ako ay maganda” which means “I am beautiful” and the phrase “Ang iyong anak na babae ay maganda” means “your daughter is beautiful.” Note that “anak na babae” means “daughter.”

Visiting family, friends in the Philippines or taking a trip there as a vacationer may be reason enough to brush up on some Tagalog words or even learn new ones. The word for beautiful in Tagalog is “maganda.”