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Colours – basics

The Philippines is a very colourful country and one would see that in the festivals. So colourful you might want to point to every single colour. The Tagalog word for colour is kulay. Here are some of the Tagalog words for different colours. English  Tagalog Black  Itim White  Puti Here is a colour spectrum and…

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My top 20 Tagalog words or phrases

If you do get a chance to go to the Philippines, I suggest that you learn these 20 words and phrases. Because this blog is dedicated to Tagalog, you’ll be learning Tagalog terms instead of the other languages. I still encourage you to learn words and phrases from other Philippine languages like Bisaya but for…

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Tagalog or Filipino – 2015 Update

Are they really the same one language? I’ve already covered this topic in another article in another blog. I’ve learnt a little bit more about the history of the Filipino language during my stay in the Philippines so this post will be an update to the same post on my other blog. When I was…

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Delicious!! and other taste terms

Do you like Filipino food? Is it delicious? Bitter? Sour? If you do like Filipino food, you can say these words in order to thank the cook. These three Tagalog words all mean delicious, tasty, yummy, etc: Masarap Malasa Malinamnam Masarap, however, is by far the most popular out of the three. You’ll see and…

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Question Words

What – Ano e.g. “Ano ang pangalan mo?” (What is your name?) “Ano ang ginagawa niya?” (What is he/she doing?) Who – Sino e.g. “Sino ka ba?” (Who are you?) “Sino ba ang bagong guro?” (Who is the new teacher?) Whose – Kanino e.g. “Kanino ang kotse ito?” (Whose car is this?) “Kaninong bayad ito?”…

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Jeepney Language

Probably the most popular form of public transportation in the Philippines. They are literally the kings of the roads. A distinctive feature of a jeepney is its jeep-like front appearance. Each jeepney has its own decorations of either movie characters, religious imagery, flags of other countries (usually the US or the UK) or anime, so…

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Subject (Ang) and Object (Ng) particles

Subject – the noun or pronoun that is the focus of the sentence Object – the noun or pronoun which the subject is acting upon In English, the subject is usually always the first noun or pronoun of a sentence. E.g. The boy ate the apple. ——-(S)         (V)         (O) As you can see, the…