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Author Photo by: Tati
Dec 11 2022, 11:20am CST ~ 1 mo., 27 days ago. 
Question: Hello, I am new to learning the Filipino language! When referring to multiple people I understand we use the word "Filipinos" however if I was referring to a group of girls/women would it be "Filipinas" or is "Filipinos" a general term for a group of people regardless of gender?
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Author Photo PinoyTaj Badge: Supporter
Dec 11 2022, 7:43pm CST ~ 1 mo., 26 days ago. 
Are you speaking English or Tagalog?
 
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Author Photo Tati
Dec 12 2022, 1:09pm CST ~ 1 mo., 25 days ago. 
@PinoyTaj I am speaking English.
 
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Dec 13 2022, 10:40pm CST ~ 1 mo., 24 days ago. 
@Tati Filipina/Pilipina is optional. Tagalog isn't as gendered as Spanish
 
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Author Photo Tati
Dec 15 2022, 11:58am CST ~ 1 mo., 23 days ago. 
@Bituingmaykinang I see, that makes sense, thanks a bunch!
 
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Author Photo Juantutri Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Dec 15 2022, 9:57pm CST ~ 1 mo., 22 days ago. 
In English, always use Filipinos for groups. You may opt to use Filipina when referring to a specific female individual.
 
Ex.
The nuns over there are Filipinos.
She is Filipino.
His wife is Filipino/a Filipina. (If you omit the “a” in “a Filipina”, it might be understood to mean that her name is “Filipina”.)
 
In Tagalog, “Pilipina” is more commonly used.
 
Ex. (The same sentences above but stated in Filipino)
Ang mga madreng ‘yun ay mga Pilipino/Pilipina.
Siya ay Pilipino/Pilipina. - We might tend to use “Pilipino” here because the emphasis is on nationality.
Ang asawa niya ay Pilipino/Pilipina. - We might tend to use “Pilipina” here because the gender is taken into account.
 
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