Hot Tagalog Language & Culture How-Tos

How To: Understand Tagalog grammar terms

This how to video describes how to understand and use Tagalog grammar terms properly. The author suggests reading the book "Conversational Tagalog" to help increase your basic understanding of the language. He then covers the use of verbs and other grammatical devices in the Tagalog language. This video is perfect for those who are studying the Tagalog language or for those who need a quick refresher. The video lasts about eight and a half minuets and leaves you with a better understanding of...

How To: Say "I am about to..." in Vietnamese

In this video, Bud Brown explains that it's useful to learn to say "I am about to (do something)" or "I just finished (doing something)" in another language. The Vietnamese word for "about to" is "sap" pronounced "sup". To say "I'm about to go out" in Vietnamese is "Toi sap di choi." "I'm about to eat" is "Toi sap di an com." To indicate that you just finished doing something, use the Vietnamese word "vua" pronounced "vuh". "I just finished eating" is "Toi vua an com." "I just finished workin...

How To: Say "I just ate" in Tagalog

In this video, linguist Bud Brown provides a short lesson on speaking Tagalog. He teaches his viewers how to say that they have just something, such as saying that they have just eaten. There is a conjugation that should be remembered when you want to make a sentence of this form. You have to take the root of the word and double the first syllable of the verb. You then have to add the article "ka" before this verb. For instance, for the Tagalog verb "sabi" which means "to say", you would say ...

How To: Properly use "how much" & "how many" in Tagalog

As the Philippines is becoming more and more well known, so is the main dialect of this beautiful island country: Tagalog! Bud Brown, also known as MagicMaximo, takes you through the nuances of this not (yet) well-known language. In this video Bud explains the difference between "Magkano" (how much) and "Ilan" (how many), breaking down not only the Tagalog words themselves, but their English counterparts, what they mean, how they can be used in a sentence effectively, and in what instances it...

How To: Say a little poem/joke in Tagalog

In this video, we learn how to say a little poem/joke in Tagalog. When you first want to learn how to say these different poems or jokes, you will want to make sure you understand how to say these words correctly. The vowels are the most important part of the words, so make sure you are pronouncing correctly. Listen to audio to learn how to say the joke correctly, then when you have it down you will get a lot of laughs! This is a great joke to use with friends or family and can be used in Tag...

How To: Say essential words in Tagalog

This video is a language lesson in Tagalog. You will learn how to say that you like something or don't like something, that you know or don't know something, and to ask questions beginning with "Do you like", "Do you know" and "Do you understand". The way to ask someone if they like something is, "Gusto mo ba?" To answer positively, say, "Gusto ko!" To answer negatively, say, "Hindi ko gusto." To ask "Do you know?", say "Alam mo ba?" To answer positively, say, "Alam ko." To answer negatively,...

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