Filipino Words & Phrases for Eskrima, etc.

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Filipino Words & Phrases for Eskrima, etc.

Basic Filipino phrases and words (such as hello and thank you) are often used in martial arts such as Eskrima, Arnis, Kali, Yaw Yan, etc. This page will help you to learn these phrases in order to speak with your instructor and fellow students.

Beyond learning basic terminology (i.e. words for blocks and punches), advanced martial arts students often want to gain greater proficiency in the foreign language of their martial arts style. Therefore, we have included a number of language videos in order to help you to learn and properly pronounce basic Filipino words and common phrases.

If you are looking for information on how to count in Filipino, please visit our Filipino Numbers section. For the martial arts terminology used in Filipino martial arts, please visit the main Eskrima Terminology section.

Common Filipino Phrases

  • Fine/Good - Mabuti
  • Goodbye - Paalam
  • How Are You? - Kamusta
  • No - Hindi
  • Thank You - Salamat
  • Yes - Oo

Common Filipino Greetings

Filipino Phrases such as Thank You

Reference Sources

  1. Tagaloglang, Basic Tagalog,, Added - 08/27/15

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