TWICE recently appeared on Shopee’s channel for their 9.9 Shopping Day special! The group talked about their experience with Filipino ONCEs and shared their love for their fans there. They also flexed their Tagalog skills by speaking a few phrases that ONCEs would know well!
Each member introduced themselves one by one and Sana included some Tagalog in her intro! She looked absolutely adorable as she introduced herself and said, “Mahal ko kayo.” (I love you all.)
Dahyun stayed on theme, since they were there to promote Shopee’s shopping day promotion. She said, “Nag-shopping na ba kayo?” (Have you been shopping?) Dahyun said it so well that fans are certain she’s been practicing her Tagalog recently!
When the host Heejun asked the group what Filipino phrases they learned, Momo gave a very simple but important phrase: “Mahal kita!” (I love you!) As an idol with tons of loving fans in the Philippines, it’s no surprise that Momo would remember that phrase well.
Chaeyoung pulled out a phrase ONCEs definitely use to describe TWICE all the time: “Ang galing” which means “Very good” or “Awesome.” The members couldn’t help but let out a laugh at Chaeyoung’s pronunciation, but we think she aced it!
The official Twitter account for TWICE also tweeted in Tagalog prior to the episode!
Handa na ba kayo bukas, @ShopeePH ONCE?
See you on Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special tomorrow, 9:30PM PST on Shopee Live and GMA 7: https://t.co/69qPtqLRV1#TWICE #트와이스#ShopeePHxTWICE#NineDitoAngTWICESaShopee pic.twitter.com/MViJdbW4jH
— TWICE (@JYPETWICE) September 8, 2021
Filipino ONCEs have expressed their happiness over hearing TWICE speak in Tagalog.
dahyun never fails to disappoints us with her speaking in tagalog she’s always doing her research wbk🥺 pic.twitter.com/Nl29ipHh4M
— ٍ (@dubjhussi) September 9, 2021
TWICE TWEETED IN TAGALOG OMG FILO ONCES WE KEEP WINNING
— the feels prom head turner (@jeehkies) September 8, 2021
TWICE tweeted using tagalog, so I hope we will work hard for this comeback, pre-save the song, buy on itunes and also stream the mv bcs we are monsters interm of streaming. PH-ONCEs keep on winning and I hope that we will also give back our energy to TWICE. PH-ONCEs FIGHTING !!
— julie💌 (@jlgmpy) September 8, 2021
Hopefully the group will be able to meet fans in the Philippines again soon, and make good use of their Tagalog skills. Until then, check out the interview below!