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20 Tagalog Words Starting With the Letter M

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Are You Ready to Learn Tagalog?

Well then, let's not waste any of our precious time. I've prepared 20 random Tagalog words starting with the letter M. Read on to see their English translations, and some examples as well.

Tara na't matuto tayo! (Come on, let's learn!)

EnglishTagalog

Hot

Mainit

Cold

Malamig

Small

Maliit

Big

Malaki

Low

Mababa

High

Mataas

Long

Mahaba

Short

Maikli

Near

Malapit

Far

Malayo

Good

Mabuti

Bad

Masama

Brave

Matapang

Stay

Manatili

Fast

Mabilis

Slow

Mabagal

Clear

Malinaw

Blurry

Malabo

Heavy

Mabigat

Light

Magaan

Sentence Examples

  • Mainit ang panahon. (The weather is hot.)
  • Malamig ang panahon. (The weather is cold.)
  • Maliit ang sapatos ko. (My shoes is small.)
  • Malaki ang mga damit niya. (His clothes are big.)
  • Mababa ang lipad ng ibon. (The bird flies low.)
  • Mataas ang aking marka. (My grades are high.)
  • Mahaba ang buhok ng babae. (The girl's hair is long.)
  • Maikli ang buntot ng pusa. (The cat's tail is short.)
  • Malapit lang ang paaralan ko sa bahay. (My school is just near my house.)
  • Magpupunta ako sa malayong bayan. (I'm going to a far town.)
  • Dapat ay mabuti kang tao. (You should be a good person.)
  • Masama ang kapit-bahay ko. (My neighbor is bad.)
  • Matapang tayo. (We are brave.)
  • Manatili ka sa aking tabi. (Stay beside me.)
  • Mabilis ang sasakyan. (The car was fast.)
  • Mabagal akong kumain. (I eat slow.)
  • Malinaw ang paningin ko. (My sight is clear.)
  • Medyo malabo ang paningin ko. (My sight is a bit blurry.)
  • Mabigat ang kabayo. (The horse is heavy.)
  • Magaan ang bulaklak. (The flower is light.)

Congratulations! Now that you have learned 20 new Tagalog words, along with some examples of how to use them in a sentence, you should also practice using them.

Take the quiz below to help you memorize these words.

Let's Learn Tagalog—Quiz Time

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What is COLD in Tagalog?
    • Malaki
    • Malamig
    • Maliit
  2. What is SLOW in Tagalog?
    • Mabagal
    • Malayo
    • Malabo
  3. What is BRAVE in Tagalog?
    • Mataas
    • Matapang
    • Mabagal
  4. What is NEAR in Tagalog?
    • Magaan
    • Mataas
    • Malapit
  5. What is GOOD in Tagalog?
    • Maikli
    • Mababa
    • Mabuti
  6. Translate "The turtle crawls slowly" in Tagalog.
    • Mabagal gumapang ang pagong.
    • Mabigat talaga ang pagong.
    • Mabilis gumapang ang pagong.
  7. Translate "You and I are brave" in Tagalog.
    • Ikaw at ako ay mabait.
    • Ikaw at ako ay malabo.
    • Ikaw at ako ay matapang.
  8. Translate "The mangoes in the backyard are big" in Tagalog.
    • Maliit ang mga mangga sa bakuran.
    • Malaki ang mga mangga sa bakuran.
    • Mahaba ang mga mangga sa bakuran.
  9. Translate "I want a hot coffee" in Tagalog.
    • Gusto ko ng masamang kape.
    • Gusto ko ng mainit na kape.
    • Gusto ko ng mabagal na kape.
  10. Translate "My guitar is heavy" in Tagalog.
    • Mabigat ang gitara ko.
    • Malinaw ang gitara ko.
    • Magaan ang gitara ko.

Answer Key

  1. Malamig
  2. Mabagal
  3. Matapang
  4. Malapit
  5. Mabuti
  6. Mabagal gumapang ang pagong.
  7. Ikaw at ako ay matapang.
  8. Malaki ang mga mangga sa bakuran.
  9. Gusto ko ng mainit na kape.
  10. Mabigat ang gitara ko.

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 3 correct answers: Practice makes perfect! Kaya mo 'yan! (You can do it!)

If you got between 4 and 6 correct answers: Better luck next time. Kaya mo 'yan! (You can do it!)

If you got between 7 and 8 correct answers: Nice job! Keep on practicing~

If you got 9 correct answers: Magaling ka! (You are great!)

If you got 10 correct answers: Napakahusay mo! (You're excellent!)

Thank you so much for participating in today's lesson. I hope you have learned something new today. Don't you worry, learning is a process that takes time. You will surely know how to speak Tagalog sooner or later if you keep practicing.

Maraming Salamat! (Thank you so much!)

© 2020 Clarisse Writes

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