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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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It’s summertime!! Let’s get wet!!!

Life in the Philippines is a beach like this one in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. Mabuhay and let’s get wet! If you do come to the Philippines, you’re Philippine experience wouldn’t be complete without a visit to either of the hundreds of majestic beaches in the country. There are beaches with different colours of sand including¬†yellow,…

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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…