Learn Filipino ep 1 – being polite

Learn filipino ep 1 – being polite
In the beginning, we are doing the “Ocho ocho” dance. This was popular about 2010.

Your experience in the Philippines (or any country) will be way better if you are kind and polite.

For example, say “Salamat” to flight attendant.

“Mabuhay” means welcome to my place.

Another tip is for transportation. Used metered taxi’s. And when you get to the car you say “meter please”

Thank you so much – “Maraming Salamat” but when talking to a person way older than you you say
Maraming Salamat Po

In bisaya – we say “salamat” with smile and raise eyebrows

Sir or boss – we say it all the time to someone that we respect highly or to someone who’s high ranking at work or any other place.

You say sir if you’re meeting your fiance’s father for the first time. You only stop saying it.

Until they say call by their name or call them dad or papa.

When do you use “po” ? You use it when you are talking to someone older or to your wife’s parents and grandparents.

When you are in front of someone , you want to get their attention, you just say excuse me.

Do not randomly talk to strangers about how are they hows their day going. The only time you do that is in the airport when they ask where you going?

Mano po – bless to lola papa and mama

Mahal kita – Mahal na mahal kita
Gusto kita – Gustong gusto kita I like you

Welcome! – Mabuhay

magkano – how much
magkano ito tripod – how much is this tripod?

You’re welcome – Walang Anuman

Learn filipino basic words and phrases

Tagalog Cebuano Basic Words and Phrases

One of the best things you can do when traveling to another country is to learn to speak a few words of the native tongue.  I have done this in many countries and it works 90% of the time in making friends quickly.

Just the act of trying to speak a the local language will earn you MAJOR “cool points”!!  It shows respect, interest and love to the culture, especially in the Philippines.

Filipinos feel more comfortable and welcoming when a foreigner can speak a little Tagalog or bisaya (Cebuano language). The best way to build good relationships is to learn filipino words.

Here are the list of Tagalog Cebuano Basic words & phrases to help you out while in the Phils:

 

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10 Polite Tagalog Words/Phrases To Learn

 

1. Greetings

Magandang Umaga – Good morning’

Magandang Tanghali – Good noon

Magandang hapon – Good afternoon

Magandang Gabi – Good evening

2. Kumusta po kayo? – How are you?

3. Mabuti naman ako. – I am fine.

4. Salamat – Thank you

Maraming Salamat po – Thank you very much

5. Walang anuman   – You are welcome

6. Pwede pong magtanong? – May i ask a question?

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

8. Saan ka nakatira? – Where do you live?

9. Maganda ka. – You are pretty.

Gwapo ka. – You are handsome.

10. Aalis na po ako. – I will go now.

 

5 basic words

1. Pagkain – Food

2. Tubig – Water

3. Uhaw – Thirsty

4. Gutom – Hungry

5. Sakay, sasakyan – ride, automobile

 

SALAMAT PO:

As you notice, most of the phrases and sentences have the word ‘po’ on it.

The word ‘po’ in Tagalog is use as a sign of your respect to the person and commonly use when talking to the older people.

10  Phrases/ sentences in Cebuano

Greetings in Cebuano

1.Maayung Buntag – Good morning

  Maayung udto – Good noon

  Maayung hapon – Good afternoon

  Maayung Gabie – Good Evening

 

2. Kumusta ka? – How are you?

3. Ok lang – I’m fine

4. Salamat – Thank you

  Salamat kaayu – Thank you very much

5. Walay sapayan – You’re welcome

6. Asa ka padung? – Where are you going?

7. Gwapa ka – You are pretty.

  Gwapo ka. – You are handsome.

8. Ka cute nimo. – You are so cute.

9. Asa ka nagpuyo? – Where do you live?

10. Unsay pangalan nimo? – What is your name?

5 basic Cebuano words

1. Pagkaon – Food

2. Tubig – Water

3. Uhaw – Thirsty

4. Gutom – Hungry

5. Sakay,sakyanan – ride, automobile

People in the city can understand and speak English so the communication is easier.  While some people in the provincial areas can barely speak English although they are very helpful and kind.