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Money talks!!

Mayaman ka ba? (Are you rich?) Regardless of how much money you have, let’s talk about money and related words. Firstly, money in Tagalog is pera. If you speak Spanish, do not be fooled that this means “pear”, which in Tagalog is peras. Do you see what they did there? E.g. May pera ka ba? Kailangan…

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Tagalog synonyms

The Tagalog language has a vast number of synonyms. Synonyms can be created in a number of ways. One interesting way synonyms are made is by introduction of vocabulary from other languages. For example in English, tbecause of England’s history of being a conqueror and being conquered by foreign kingdoms, the language has absorbed vocabulary…

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My list of beautiful Tagalog words

Sampaguita (Jasminum sambac), a common flower in the Philippines You think Tagalog is an ugly language? Either way, beauty is in the ear of the beholder. This article is a list of Tagalog words, I personally, consider beautiful. I have based the beauty of these words on the pronunciation and how it rolls off the…

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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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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…

Basic sentence structure

For English speakers, as well as speakers of most European languages would know that the sentence structure of those languages is mainly. Subject – Verb – Object I (Subject) am (verb) a man (object). In Tagalog however, one needs to become accustomed to the structure when he/she practises the language. The sentence structure is not…