Verbs in Tagalog

Verbs are a key part of any language. The Tagalog verbs list below will help you learn common Tagalog verbs in no time. Together with other basic nouns and adjectives, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Tagalog. For even more Tagalog verbs, take a look at our learning resources for Tagalog at the end of the page.

Basic Tagalog Verbs

to open in Tagalogbuksan (binuksan, binubuksan, bubuksan)
to close in Tagalogisara (isinara, isinasara, isasara)
to sit in Tagalogumupo (umupo, umuupo, uupo)
to stand in Tagalogtumayo (tumayo, tumatayo, tatayo)
to know in Tagalogalamin (inalam, inaalam, aalamin)
to think in Tagalogmag-isip (nag-isip, nag-iisip, mag-iisip)
to win in Tagalogmanalo (nanalo, nananalo, mananalo)
to lose in Tagalogmatalo (natalo, natatalo, matatalo)
to ask in Tagalogmagtanong (nagtanong, nagtatanong, magtatanong)
to answer in Tagalogsumagot (sumagot, sumasagot, sasagot)
to help in Tagalogtumulong (tumulong, tumutulong, tutulong)
to like in Tagaloggustuhin (ginusto, ginugusto, gugustuhin)
to kiss in Tagaloghalikan (hinalikan, hinahalikan, hahalikan)
to eat in Tagalogkumain (kumain, kumakain, kakain)
to drink in Tagaloguminom (uminom, umiinom, iinom)

Tagalog Action Words

to take in Tagalogkumuha (kumuha, kumukuha, kukuha)
to put in Tagalogilagay (inilagay, inilalagay, ilalagay)
to find in Tagaloghanapin (hinanap, hinahanap, hahanapin)
to steal in Tagalognakawin (ninakaw, ninanakaw, nanakawin)
to kill in Tagalogpatayin (pinatay, pinapatay, papatayin)
to fly in Tagaloglumipad (lumipad, lumilipad, lilipad)
to attack in Tagalogumatake (umatake, umaatake, aatake)
to defend in Tagalogipagtanggol (ipinagtanggol, ipinagtatanggol, ipagtatanggol)
to fall in Tagalogmahulog (nahulog, nahuhulog, mahuhulog)
to choose in Tagalogpumili (pumili, pumipili, pipili)

Movements in Tagalog

to run in Tagalogtumakbo (tumakbo, tumatakbo, tatakbo)
to swim in Tagaloglumangoy (lumangoy, lumalangoy, lalangoy)
to jump in Tagalogtumalon (tumalon, tumatalon, tatalon)
to pull in Tagaloghilahin (hinila, hinihila, hihilahin)
to push in Tagalogitulak (itinulak, itinutulak, itutulak)
to throw in Tagalogitapon (itinapon, itinatapon, itatapon)
to crawl in Tagaloggumapang (gumapang, gumagapang, gagapang)
to fight in Tagalogmakipaglaban (nakipaglaban, nakikipaglaban, makikipaglaban)
to catch in Tagalogsaluhin (sinalo, sinasalo, sasaluhin)
to roll in Tagaloggumulong (gumulong, gumugulong, gugulong)

Tagalog Business Verbs

to buy in Tagalogbumili (bumili, bumibili, bibili)
to pay in Tagalogmagbayad (nagbayad, nagbabayad, magbabayad)
to sell in Tagalogmagbenta (nagbenta, nagbebenta, magbebenta)
to study in Tagalogpag-aralan (pinag-aralan, pinag-aaralan, pag-aaralan)
to call in Tagalogtumawag sa telepono (tumawag sa telepono, tumatawag sa telepono, tatawag sa telepono)
to read in Tagalogbasahin (binasa, binabasa, babasahin)
to write in Tagalogisulat (isinulat, isinusulat, isusulat)
to calculate in Tagalogkalkulahin (kinalkula, kinakalkula, kakalkulahin)
to measure in Tagalogsukatin (sinukat, sinusukat, susukatin)
to earn in Tagalogkitain (kinita, kinikita, kikitain)
to count in Tagalogbilangin (binilang, binibilang, bibilangin)
to scan in Tagalogi-scan (ini-scan, inii-scan, i-scan-in)
to print in Tagalogmaimprenta (naimprenta, naiimprenta, maiimprenta)

Tagalog Vocabulary Books

Learn Tagalog - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Tagalog - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Tagalog word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Tagalog words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.

Tagalog Vocabulary Book

This Tagalog vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.

Tagalog Flashcards


Tagalog Flashcards Online

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Printable Tagalog Flashcards

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