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Tagalog Language - Using the Word Good

When you are accustomed to something, it becomes routine.
For instance if you are used to having coffee before your day starts, you would normally come to expect it each morning.
Similarly, if your husband or wife greets you by saying good morning every day, you would begin to become accustomed to it.
In the Philippines where Tagalog is spoken the word for good is magandang.
In the Philippines, people often greet each other in the mornings by saying "good morning" and the translation of this is "magandang umaga.
" If you meet your friend on the way to school, you can greet him casually in Tagalog by saying "good morning" (magandang umaga).
The polite form of the phrase is "magandang umaga po.
" The word "po" is added as a sign of respect when speaking to elders or a higher up.
In such situations one could use the phrase "magandang umaga po.
" Alternatively, when you wish someone a good day, you can tell the person, "magandang araw.
" Likewise, if one wanted to say "good day to you" then one can express this as "magandang araw sa iyo.
" The words "sa iyo" translate as "sa iyo.
" In the afternoon people can be greeted by saying "good afternoon" which is "magandang hapon" and the polite form of this phrase is "magandang hapon po.
" As previously stated, the word "po" is often added when speaking in formal situations or when speaking to those who you want to show respect.
The word "good" can also be used as a response to a greeting.
For instance, when you are asked what you are doing (kamusta ka na) the usual reply is "I'm good" or "I'm fine" which can be translated into Tagalog as "mabuti naman.
" The Tagalog word "magandang" can be used in other ways aside from attaching it to a greeting.
For example, if there are positive things that you want to acknowledge in your friend such as her good manners, you can commend her by sayiing "maganda ang kanyang ugali.
" You can also use "maganda" in "ang Pilipinas ay mayroong magagandang dagat" to mean that you believe that the country has a lot of good beaches.
The word good can also be used as "masarap.
" One example is when you tell your mother that she has prepared a good breakfast, which can be expressed in Tagalog as "ito ay masarap na umagahan inay.
" Another example is when you want to say that people love to eat a good breakfast (masarap na umagahan).
People are naturally attracted to anything positive, beautiful, and wonderful.
It is human nature to like things that are "good" (maganda).
In the Philippines the word is often used in phrases that express the wish that someone has a good day or when describing things or people with positive attributes.

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