How To Say “Thank You” In Tagalog And Other Dialects

The Filipino people are known to be good sharers, and once they receive a gift or a blessing, they are very grateful. Some of the ways Filipinos express their thankfulness is by saying it in words while some offer grand celebrations as a sign of thank you. Sometimes they offer gifts as a symbol of appreciation to someone.

The typical way of Filipinos in saying thank you is “Salamat.” If you speak to an elderly person or someone you respect the most, you can say “Salamat Po.” If you want to emphasize it, you can say “Maraming Salamat,” which means many thanks formally. To say it formally, you can say, “Maraming Salamat Po.”

Filipinos are expressive in words and through actions. They typically make you feel how they appreciate you by saying Thank you or by offering you gifts. Since the country has many dialects, I have researched some to share them with you. Keep on reading to dig for more information.

Many Ways on how to Say Thank You in Filipino

1. Salamat

Salamat means Thanks or Thank you. Saying Salamat is also considered as the informal way of saying thanks to some. Just like when your familiar friend or family member gave you something, you can say Salamat. That is the most common way of saying thank you in the country.


Kaibigan: Pizza tayo mamaya, ako magbabayad.

Ikaw: Salamat!


Friend: Let’s eat pizza later, my treat.

You: Thanks!

2. Napakabuti ninyo.

Napakabuti ninyo means “That’s so kind of you.” This phrase is a sign of gratitude for someone who helps you along the way. It can be an appreciation to someone who offers you help without expecting it or a stranger who assists you.


Estranghero: Ang mga dala nyong plastik ay mabibigat; tulungan ko na kayong dalhin to sa inyong sasakyan.

Ikaw:Napakabuti ninyo/mo.


Stranger: These plastic bags are heavy; let me help you carry your groceries to your car.

You: That’s so kind of you.

3. Salamat sa iyong mga papuri!

“Salamat sa iyong mga papuri!” means Thanks for your kind words! This phrase or sentence is often said when someone compliments you for something good that you have done or accomplishments. 


Kaibigan: Ang galing-galing mo naman kanina sa entablado!

Ikaw: Salamat sa iyong mga papuri!


Friend: You did great on the stage!

You: Thanks for your kind words!

4. Salamat sa pagdating ngayong araw.

Salamat sa pagdating ngayong araw is translated as Thank you for coming today. This sentence is often stated for someone who attends an event. It can be said to someone who sympathizes with you in a funeral, attending a birthday, a wedding, a feast, graduation, or for a visitor you requested to have a speech in an event. 


Bisita: Salamat sa pag imbita.

Ikaw: Salamat sa pagdating ngayong araw.


Visitor: Thanks for inviting me.

You: Thank you for coming today.

5. Salamat sa iyong konsiderasyon.

Salamat sa iyong konsiderasyon means Thank you for your consideration in English. It is a formal way of expressing a sincere thank you and appreciation for someone towards you. It is also a proper way of asking for consideration in a job application, project, or proposal. Also, it can be said if you have to cancel or do something, that can be a hassle to someone. Instead of being mad, they understand you.


Nag anunsyo ka na kansela ang meeting dahil may emergency kang pupuntahan.

Ikaw: Pasensya na po at kailangan kong kanselahin ang meeting dahil meron akong emergency na pupuntahan.

Sila: Okay, lang po.

Ikaw:Salamat sa iyong konsiderasyon.

You announced that the meeting is canceled due to an emergency that you need to go to.

You: My apologies but I need to cancel the meeting since I have an emergency.

Them: It’s okay.

You: Thank you for your consideration

6. Maraming Salamat!

“Maraming salamat!” means Thanks a lot. It is an extreme feeling of thankfulness for giving you something that you did not expect or for giving you a great favor. You can say “Maraming Salamat” with energy and enthusiasm.


Inay: Oh eto baon mo. Dinagdagan ko na yan kasi mataas ang grado mo.

Ikaw: Maraming Salamat!


Mom: Here’s your allowance. I added some since you got high grades.

You: Thanks a lot!

7. Salamat sa iyong oras na makasama kami.

“Salamat sa iyong oras na makasama kami.” means Thank you for spending time with us. Most of the hosts in a gathering tend to say this. It can also be a meeting or a party that is under her belt. Salamat can also say goodbye and appreciate being with them throughout the occasion or event.


Bisita: Mauna na kami.

Ikaw: Salamat sa iyong oras na makasama kami.


Visitor: We have to go.

You: Thank you for spending time with us.

8. Salamat sa iyong regalo.

Salamat sa iyong regalo means Thank you for the gift. These can be the most common words of saying thank you for giving you a present. Salamat is a way of showing gratitude and respect for someone. 


Kaibigan: Maligayang Kaarawan!

Ikaw: Salamat sa iyong regalo .


Friend: Happy Birthday!

You: Thank you for the gift.

Thank you in Different Filipino Dialects

DialectHow To Say It
English Thank you
Aklanon or AklanSayamatMayad man, sayamat.
BagoboSalamatMadita Salamat Kaniyo.
BatanguenoSalamatMaraming salamat ha.
Binol-anon or Boholano CebuanoSalamatSalamat kaajo
Bolinao or Binubolinao Salamat
Bontoc or FinaligSalamat
Botolan Maabig a yabi
Butuanon Salamat
Bicolano Dios mabalos.
Albay Bikol or AlbayanonDios mabalos.
Central Bikol or Bikol NagaDios mabalos.
Rinconada Bikol Dios mabalos.
Pandan BikolDios mabalos.
BukidnonSalamatSalamat Tungkay.
Capiznon SalamatSalamat Kaayad.
Cebuano or BisayaSalamatDaghang Salamat
Chavacano Mucias  gracias.
Cuyonon SalamatMatamang salamat.
Filipino MuslimSukran
GaddangMabbalat sichuan.
Ibanag Mabbalo’
Ilokano Agyamanac la unay.Dios ti agngina.
Itawis Mabbalat
IvatanDios mamajes.
Hiligaynon or IlonggoSalamatMadamo nga Samalat.
Bajaw or Jama MapunMagsukul
Kapampangan or PampangoDacal a Salamat.
Kabalian or KinabalianSalamatMadamo nga salamat.
Karay-a or Kinaray-aSalamatRaku gid nga Salamat.
MaguindanaoSapulu a salamat.
Manobo Salamat
Maranao Madakel a Salamat.
Masbateño Salamat
Pangasinan Agyamanak ti dakkel.
PangalatokSalamatBalbaleg ya salamat.
Romblomanon SalamatMadamo nga salamat.
Sambal or SambaliSalamatLaco a Salamat.
Sangirese or SangliSalamat
SorsoganonDios mabalos.
Sinama or Sama Masukul kaymu.
SurigaononSalamatSalamat karajaw.
Español or SpanishMuchas gracias.
Surigaonon SalamatSalamatay
Sorsoganon Dios mabalos.
Filipino or Tagalog Salamat
Tausug Magsukul tuud kaymu.
Waray SalamatSalamat hin madamo.Damo nga Salamat.
Yakan Salamat


Salamat is the most common way of saying thank you in Tagalog. It can be used in many situations and can be told in many ways. Some dialects in the country also say thank you differently, but the most common and the most used word in saying thank you is Salamat. Filipinos are appreciative and you can always hear them say “Salamat.”

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