Filipino Directions

These are expressions used when giving or getting directions in Filipino. Very useful when trying to find your way around or when lost.

Excuse me! (to ask someone): ekskyus nga ho; paumanhin nga ho=formal
Can you show me?: puwede bang ipakita ninyo sa akin?
I'm lost: nawawala ako
I'm not from here: hindi ako taga-rito
Can I help you?: ano ho ang maitutulong ko sa inyo?
Can you help me?: matutulungan mo ba ako?
It's near here: malapit dito
It's far from here: malayo mula rito
Go straight: dumeretso ka
Turn left: kumaliwa ka
Turn right: kkumanan ka
One moment please!: sandali nga lang ho!
Come with me!: halikayo; sumama kayo sa akin
How can I get to the museum? : paano ang pagpunta sa museo?
How long does it take to get there?: gaano katagal ang pagpunta doon?
Downtown (city center): kabayanan; downtown

The following are words which might be used alone or in combination with other words to ask or give directions.

Near: malapit
Far: malayo
Right: kanan
Left: kaliwa
Straight: diretso
There: doon
Here: dito
To walk: maglakad
To drive: magmaneho; magdraybe
To turn: umikot; bumuwelta
Traffic light: ilaw; ilaw trapiko=literal

We hope you will not need to ask for directions in Filipino. If you do need help then the above sentences are essential. Check our menu above to select another topic or click the "Next" button to view the next lesson.

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