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Language

     Eighty-seven different languages and dialects are spoken in the country. Filipino is the national language. The ten major tongues are
Tagalog, spoken in Manila, Mindoro and most of Luzon; Cebuano spoken in Cebu, Bohol and parts of Mindanao; Hiligaynon, spoken in
Negros Occidental and Panay provinces; Waray, spoken in Samar and Leyte; Bikol, spoken in Bicol provinces; Pampango, spoken in
Pampanga and Tarlac; Ilocanao, spoken in La Union and Ilocos provinces; Maguindanao, spoken by the Muslims; and Tausog, spoken by the Muslims of Zamboanga and Sulu archipelago. 
     English is widely understood. It is interesting to note that the Philippines is the third largest English-speaking nation in the world. 
Freedom of worship is guaranteed by the Philippine Constitution. 
     Filipinos are among the most literate citizens in Asia. Education is compulsory up to the secondary level and most people who can
afford to do so continue on to college. 
     Here are some helpful words and phrases:

MAGSALITA NG FILIPINO.......... SPEAK FILIPINO

Magandang umaga .....................Good morning

Magandang hapon ..................... Good afternoon

Magandang gabi ........................ Good evening

Salamat .....................................Thank you

Ako ...................................... .....I, me

Ako ay ........................................I am

Ikaw, Kayo (plural)....................... You

Sila ............................................They

Ano ............................................What

Sino ...........................................Who

Paano ........................................How

Kailan ........................................When

Saan ..........................................Where

Kumusta kayo? ...........................How are you?

Mabuti ........................................Fine

Ano ang pangalan mo? ................ What is your name?

Saan ka pupunta? ........................Where are you going?

Nasaan ang Post Office?............... Where is the Post Office

Nais kong pumunta sa................... I want to go to...

Magkano? .................................... How much (does it cost)?

Masyadong mahal ......................... It’s too expensive 

Maaari bang dahil mo ako sa.......... Please take me to... 

Kanan, kaliwa, deretso, hinto.......... Right, left, straight, stop 

Anong oras na?............................. What time is it? 

Anong oras nagbubukas ang shop? What time does the shop open? 

Lalake, batang lalake.....................Man, boy 

Babae, batang babae.....................Woman, girl 

Ina, Nanay....................................Mother

Ama, Tatay...................................Father

Kapatid na babae, Ate ..................Sister

Kapatid na lalake, Kuya ................Brother 

Will be featured soon in this section!

Filipino-English language translations in Social Studies, Social Science, Industrial Education, Character Education, Health Education, Physical Education and Teaching Terminologies.


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